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The Circle Archives comprises a list and concise overview of numerous co-creative and engaging art workshops that were conducted online, featuring enthusiastic artists from across the country. The Circle Community, created by Rooftop, was an exclusive, invite-only artist community that fostered profound artsy conversations, facilitated meaningful learning of various artforms and provided unparalleled art experiences. The Circle’s underlying ethos was to connect like-minded artists to promote the importance of artistic interactions that are stress-relieving, therapeutic, and self-introspective.

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Paper crafting workshop
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Christmas inspired Paper Crafting workshop with Rajashree

The Christmas season is all about love, laughter, colors, and too many crafts. We all get excited at the sight of green, red, and white colors during the Christmas season, don’t we? So, why not create some of that magic all by ourselves under sound and expert guidance. Sounds like a plan, right? So let’s
Crochet workshop
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Crochet workshop With Daya Hadiya Rameshbhai

Crochet is a process of creating textiles by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning ‘small hook’. Hooks can be made from a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, bamboo, or plastic. Rooftop brings together a
Urban sketching
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Urban sketching Workshop with Srinidhi S

Urban sketching basically means sketching on location. Rather than drawing from reference material, such as photos, inside a studio or house, for example, urban sketching is the activity of sketching from life on location. What urban sketching really is, is making sketching a daily part of your life, so that your creativity and your art
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Kalamkari workshop with Manasa Shastry

Kalamkari is an art, which is practised with different styles in two distinct places in Andhra PradeshKalamkari art has been practised by many families in Andhra Pradesh and over the generations has constituted their livelihood. Kalamkari had a certain decline, then it was revived in India and abroad for its craftsmanship. Since the 18th century,
Watercolour mountains
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4 Easy Ways to Create Mountains With Watercolor by Ezhil Aparajit

The love for mountains is simply never-ending. Some learn from it, some calm themselves losing in its mystical beauty while some take it back with them. Wonder how? By capturing the sight of the enthralling beauty into their favorite canvas, sealing it forever. Drawing mountains is a tedious job but when learned the right way,
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Garhwal Painting workshop with Kanchan Duggal

Garhwal painting originated in Himachal and was first dominated by the Mughal style. Later, it started reflecting the cruder version of Kangra traditions. Garhwal painting was deeply indebted to the Kangra school. A rich collection of Garhwal paintings is displayed in the University Museum in Srinagar, Garhwal. Some of them can be seen in ‘Bharat
Madhubani painting workshop
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Madhubani Painting workshop with Yamuna

Mithila painting, also known as Madhubani painting, is done using fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and match sticks. The sketches and various consumer goods are made with folk motifs of Mithila. Its main theme is traditional geometric patterns. This art form was brought to further public attention in 1934 when the worst earthquake of magnitude 8.0
Durga Avatar Painting workshop with Anupriya Nandy
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Durga Avatar Painting Workshop with Anupriya Nandy

According to mythological legend Durga was created for the slaying of the buffalo demon Mahishasura by Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and the other gods, who were powerless to overcome him. Embodying their collective energy (shakti), she is both derivative from the male divinities and the true source of their inner power. She is also greater than
DIY mug painting
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Diy mug painting workshop with Gargi Manoj Hambarde

DIY Mugs are a fun and simple DIY craft, perfect to make for gifts.  You can make these painted mugs to be used to enjoy coffee and tea, or be decorative and filled with sweet treats. Treat yourself to a cup of hot coffee or a hot chocolate on a lazy Sunday morning with your
Doodle character illustration
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Doodle Character Illustration with Pooja Banka

A doodle is a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be composed of random and abstract lines, generally on paper, and are called ‘scribbles’. Doodling enhances creative thought and lets one’s inner emotions come out. To help the Circle
Faux Kalamkari Workshop with Arthi.V.Lal
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Faux Kalamkari Workshop with Arthi.V.Lal

Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Kalamkari is known to be a healing fabric as the colors, motifs and the narration of magical forms create an aura that heals an individual physically and spiritually. Only natural dyes are used in Kalamkari. To
Clay Character Molding with Abhilasha Bhartiya
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Clay Character Moulding with Abhilasha Bhartiya

Clay Character Molding with plasticine clay is popular among kids. Plasticine clay never hardens so it can be moulded endless times into different shapes. Bright colours, non-sticky and safe to handle are what make plasticine clay undoubtedly a learning material for clay character moulding. Franz Kolb, a pharmacy owner from Munich, Germany, invented plasticine in