We conduct hobby and craft workshops for students in Bangalore. We also conduct craft works for corporate events.

We also undertake ad-hoc projects/workshops for Montessori, schools etc.

We provide customized handmade return gifts for birthday parties and functions.

We offer Craft Kits which provides all the craft material and instructions for making a desired Craft artifact.

If interested please contact us via -
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hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com
Phone: 9886398171

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A Set of Four Cute Dolls

Lets learn how to make these cute dolls:

Material Required: four attractive shaped Oil and Powder bottles, A toilet paper roll, four thermocol balls/ table tennis balls, poster colors, ribbons and laces for further decoration, glue, scissors, water, paint brushes

Procedure:

1. Make diluted solution of equal amount of water and glue in a small bowl.
2. Take the thermocol balls or table tennis balls and apply glue solution with a paint brush.
3. carefully wrap them with a thin coat of the toilet paper and allow them to dry for 4-5 hours
4. Take the four bottles and ensure they can stand firmly on a flat surface; or else you may cut a bit of the lower portion of these bottles to give them a firm base. Make use of a heated sharp knife for this.
4. Repeat the toilet Paper wraping process to these four bottles, such that they can be used as the body of the dolls. allow them to dry for 4-5 hours.
5. Take the colours of your choice to paint them as shown in the picture.
6. You can even make use of attractive ribbons and laces to make these dolls attractive.




Please Try making these and keep me posted......you may mail me at hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com for any craft ideas, suggestions or queries you have. would love to take them

HAVE A NICE DAY!

Friday, 3 February 2012

The Paper Insects made for a school

Material Used for Ant Body : A Long inflated Baloon, Electric Wires, Glitter papers, Cardboard Sheet

Material used for Lady Bug Body: Half cut green coconut shell, velvet paper, Electric wires, black cello tape, card board sheet, ready made eyes

Please Try making these and keep me posted......you may mail me at hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com for any craft ideas, suggestions or queries you have. would love to take them

HAVE A NICE DAY!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Valentine's Day Special -Handmade Card and Bookmarks




Please Try making these and keep me posted......you may mail me at hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com for any craft ideas, suggestions or queries you have. would love to take them

HAVE A NICE DAY!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

6 Huge Kusudam Flowers Balls madeby Hobbyworkshop for a Corporate Event

Huge Ball of Kusudam Paper Flowers

Video of Kusudam Flower Balls

Note: This Huge balls were made for a corporate event by Hobbyworkshop

Following are the steps to make a basic Kusudama Paper Flower



Inorder to make the huge Kusudama Paper Flower Ball, 8 such flowers are needed.
You Can make small size kusudama balls from the Florescent paper available in the market, while huge Kusudama balls would require thick Chart papers or Art Papers.

Variations in the Paper Flower petals

The Flower petals can be given round shape, instead of the triangular one. Use of good quality craft paper with vibrant colours adds to the look of these flowers.

Uses of Kusudama Paper Flower Balls

You can Make a beautiful Kusudama Flower Garland for the Photoframes of the lord that you worship. you can even weave these small beautiful flowers to form a paper flower curtain.  You may even try making a Kusudama flower Rakhi , for your dear brother which will be indeed unique and beautiful.  you can also go ahead with a red Kusudama Paper Flower bouquet for your loved ones.



Arranging these Paper flowers in a pot, by inserting a broom stick as a stem to these flowers is also a wonderful idea.


Incase you are tired of your good old plain envelopes, give them a twist by sticking a set of these flowers and leaves pattern on them. You may even decorate the wedding and party gifts by these flowers. An art paper is used to make this violet flower, which is also highlighted by silver metalic colour on the borders.
you also get metalic 3D outliners in the market, which will give a more beautiful 3D effect. 

Of course, use light flowers in Dark envelopes and Dark on light ones.


Tip: You can apply transparent varnish available at the hardware shops, to protect these flowers and give them a permanent stature. 

 Kusudama FlowerGarland

Make a half ball of these paper flowers to make this garland. you can also make use of the glossy advertisement pamphlets coming in every weekend newspapers.



Kusudama Flower Pendant

Gift this unique flower pendent to your daughter or niece and see,what a style statement it makes. You can make more of these and give them off as a return gift to your Daughter's friends for her Birthday party.

Please Try making these and keep me posted......you may mail me at hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com for any craft ideas, suggestions or queries you have. would love to take them

HAVE A NICE DAY!

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a Wall"

A Model of "Humpty Dumpty Song" made for a Montesssori School
Paper Model of Humpty Dumpty Song

King's Flagged Castel on a Hill


Please Try making these and keep me posted......you may mail me at hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com for any craft ideas, suggestions or queries you have. would love to take them

HAVE A NICE DAY!

Making Crape Paper flowers and bead flowers

Pot Decorations with Paper Flowers and Bead Flowers


Steps for Making a Pea Crape Paper Flower

  1. Cut a small circle out of a crape paper (use pink, red ,yellow, blue colors)
  2. Take a craft string (one which you can twist and turn; called as "taar" in hindi). I have taken a green colored string.
  3. Keep the center of the string on the diameter of the circle
  4. Fold the circle (one small semicircle and other big semicircle)
  5. Bring together the edges of the crape paper
  6. Fold the String in the center. you will get a fan shape
  7. Carefully open this fan shape and turn both the fans in opposite directions
  8. Your Pea flower is ready.
  9. Multiply them and make a colorful bunch for your favorite flower pot.

Steps for Making a Simple Crape Paper FlowerBouquet

 
  1. Cut a small semi circle out of a crape paper (use pink, red ,yellow colors)
  2. Take a green tape and rotate it round a straw. You may even use broom sticks instead of a straw.
  3. Turn the semicircle in to a cone and stick its edges with glue
  4. Shape the circumference of the cone in to rounded flower petals. you can also go for triangular petals
  5. Apply thin line of glue on the external surface of the small flower and stick it to the straw as seen in the picture
  6. Make multiple of these flowers and go on sticking them on the straws, until you get a colorful bunch.

    1.As seen in the picture above, you may cut the stripes of various color crape paper sheets and shape their ends as per the petals desired.
    2. Take a string and tie some crape paper to form the center portion of the flower.
    3. Cover the string with green tape. 
    4. Lets Start making the flower, take the green string with center portion in one hand
    5. Roll the bunch of crape paper around the string, such that only1/5 of the length of crape paper comes on the string 
    6.Tie it up hard with a thread, so that petals remain firm.
    7. start separating the petals slowly, and try to give volume to your flower
    8. you may even turn some inner petal inside or outer petal outside, to give that natural effect.
    9. Blow some air in to the flower if it helps you.
    10. Add leaves leaves as per your choice, you may make some out of a green paper, or get them ready made from market.
    11. Spray some perfume on them before gifting.



    Please Try making these and keep me posted......you may mail me at hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com for any craft ideas, suggestions or queries you have. would love to take them

    HAVE A NICE DAY!

A pretty Bird made from waste material



You may even try out this Bird Made from a Paper Plate, its very simple indeed


Please Try making these and keep me posted......you may mail me at hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com for any craft ideas, suggestions or queries you have. would love to take them

HAVE A NICE DAY!

The Warli Painting Art and its basic figures and patterns

Origin of Warli Art

Warli folk paintings are the painting of Maharashtra. Warli is the name of the largest tribe found on the northern outskirts of Mumbai, in Western India. The word “ Warli” comes from “warla” which means a piece of land or a field Despite being in such close proximity of the largest metropolis in India, Warli tribesmen are still not urban. Warli Art was first discovered in the early seventies. While there are no records of the exact origins of this art, its roots may be traced to as early as the 10th century AD. Warli is the vivid expression of daily and social events of the Warli tribe of Maharashtra, used by them to decorate the walls of village houses. This was the only means of transmitting folklore to all others who are not acquainted with the written word.

Theme of Warli Art

These paintings do not depict mythological characters or images of deities, but depict social life. Images of human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern. Painted white on mud walls, they are pretty close to pre-historic cave paintings in execution and usually depict scenes of human figures engaged in activities like hunting, dancing, sowing ,harvesting, going out, drawing water from well, drying clothes or even dancing.

Warli paintings on paper have become very popular and are now sold all over India. Today, small paintings are done on cloth and paper but they look best on the walls or in the form of huge murals that bring out the vast and magical world of the Warlis. For the Warlis, tradition is still adhered to but at the same time new ideas have been allowed to seep in which helps them face new challenges from the market.

The typical subjects on which Warli Art is done are :
  Festival
  Harvest
  Folk story
  Celebration
  Temple Marriage

The major highlight is these all have people in group depicting the social life.



Patterns of Warli Art

It basically consists of geometrical patterns

Circle: representing the sun and the moon

Triangle: triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees

Square: indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. So the central motive in each ritual painting is the square

These geometric figures are joined together to form beautiful patterns .Like two apex of triangles are joined together to form a human figure.



Regular Warli Art classes and workshops are conducted in HSR Layout Sector 2. (Bangalore)
If you are interested in attending these workshops please visit http://hobbyworkshops.blogspot.in/2014/03/warli-paintings-and-warli-art-classes.html




Method of Warli Art

Warli paintings are ancient painting made on the walls with natural colours. The colours used were not permanent . But the paintings were made again on different occasion .

Typical Warli Paintings Background colours

Warlis typically use all dark colours as a background, by applying the following colors from the nature : 
·  Henna
 ·  Indigo
·  Ocher
·  Black
·  Earthy mud
·  Brick red
But you can always Experiment with background colour. As contrast to typical Warli background try and experiment with vibrant colours.Can even combine two colours to make the background...Just like half red and half black in the Warli as seen below.

 

Now that we have observed several Traditional Warli Art, lets try giving a twist to this art form by adding some colors to it.

These kinds of colorful Warli figures look amazingly modern and help preserve their traditional origin at the same time.

This one is a greeting card and the next one is a canvas painting.

Wow, look at this Wall Clock and Wall Frames, aren't  they simply amazing! 

Lets try making them......
1. You need to take, a Basic Wall Clock with White background. 
2.Use acrylic colors as they are more shiny and durable than poster colours. 
3.Draw the Basic Human Figures, in place of the numbers for a clock. you may check this link, for a step by step directions, to draw human Figures.
 http://hobbyworkshops.blogspot.in/2012/01/blog-post.html
4. Keep it as colorful as you can as we are using White background, all rainbow colors are used in this clock and a rainbow design is also made on the edges.
5. You may use other Warli Designs as well for the edges, or you may just cross the edges with parallel lines as we do for crossing a cheque.
6. Put Battery in your clock and let it do wonders...

The Wall Frames are also decorated in a similar fashion. you can refer to the Tarpa Dance post from my blog to get a closer view.
 http://hobbyworkshops.blogspot.in/2012/01/blog-post.html



Now lets use this Warli Art on some other interesting objects........

This Fabric painted pillow, with a Warli figures is simply looking amazing. Its been stitched using a beige colored satin cloth and a set of Pearl Fabric colours are used to decorate it with some Warli Human Figures.

The Warli Earthen Pot Painting/ Flower Vase Painting is very simple:
1. A plain Flower Vase is being used here.
2. you need to bring a small Paint box in brown color from a hardware shop. (Note: its the same paint used for coloring walls,which has a kerosene base)
3.Soak it in Water for 3-4 hours, as it removes the dirt and grimes from the pot.Allow it to dry for a day. 
4.Rub the Vase with a Sand paper to smother its surface, now apply the brown paint all over its surface with a thick paint brush(you may require some nail paint remover to clean this brush after use). Allow it to dry for few hours
5. Take any white colour, poster colour will also do. Draw Warli figures with a thin paint brush as per your choice. Some Warli Musicians are drawn on this pot. let it dry again.
6. Apply clear varnish (get it from a hardware store) on the entire pot for durability of your art work. The varnish also adds some shine to this Vase.

Your Vase is ready....add some wonderful hand made flowers to it http://hobbyworkshops.blogspot.in/2012/01/blog-post_7111.html



Now lets explore more on what all artifacts and Art experiments, that we could make out of Warli Art..

Did you image such a simple Warli Art could looks so Trendy?


All the Best to all the Art Lovers........

Please Try making these and keep me posted......you may mail me at hsr.hobbyworkshop@gmail.com for any craft ideas, suggestions or queries you have. would love to take them

HAVE A NICE DAY!