Art Class

Fine art class for hobbyist, student aspiring to be

An artist, architect, fashion designer, product designer and web designer

Do you know that you are lot more creative than you think? You need a company of an artist to unlock your creativity. Have a date with your inner being and explore dimensionless-dimension, which is beyond unit, time and space - a real and natural meditation!

Come and join free fun drawing & painting class and reward yourself with exiting gift of creativity! Let's have fun with pencil and create a pencil portrait at Shanky Studio.

Unlike conventional fine arts institutes, services are specifically tailored for an individual requirements and delivered on one-to-one basis, using unique and proven methodology, which accelerates learning process, reduces the learning curve and improves the retention, with over 99% success rate! In addition, following are the advantages and the key differentiators from other run-of-the-mill fine arts institutes -

  • PERSONALIZED COURSE : Pick and choose your own modules, and design course, fee structure & course duration as per your requirements.
  • STANDARD MODULES : Well defined and loosely coupled modules for each course, with pre-defined topics and sub-topics to choose from.
  • ONE-TO-ONE TEACHING : One-on-one personal training ensures that the pace of learning matches with individual’s learning curve, objectives are effectively and efficiently met.
  • FLEXIBLE TIMINGS : Choose mutually agreed time slots and schedule for your art class.
  • PROVEN METHODOLOGY : Unique and proven teaching methodology accelerates learning process, reduces the learning curve and improves the retention, with over 99% success rate!
  • FOCUS ON CREATIVITY : Focus is also to enhance creative abilities, which are different from artistic skills.
Benefits of Online Skype Class -

  • Best option for child's safety
  • Learn while sitting at home
  • No transit time wastage
  • Anywhere anytime learning
  • Self-paced learning
  • One-to-one and personalized learning

FAQs at the bottom of this page will give you in-depth details of content delivery, learning methodology, quality & depth of the course content.

Student's Artwork

At times, the stories behind an artwork turn out to be even more interesting than the artwork itself. So click the artwork and see an amusing story behind each effort. It's amazing that many artworks are the first attempt by the students, age ranging from 5 to 75 years!

FAQs - Paid Art & Craft Class

Do you offer any discounts?
The prices are fixed and I don't offer any discount. I don't compromise on the quality of teaching.
Will the taxes be extra?
All prices are in INR (India Rupee) and inclusive of taxes.
What sort of experience do I need?
No previous experience in art is required. The only prerequisite is that you should have keen interest in art with sufficient time to practice. In these classes, you are not competing with anyone. You are exploring your latent creative ability.
Is it possible to learn art without inborn artistic abilities?
Answer is Yes. Some people do have innate abilities, and thus can naturally perform better than others in a particular subject. They have intense interest in the subject, and progressively improve their skills with uninterrupted practice. But talent can be also be learnt and developed by those considered untalented. They can also achieve similar results with regular practice. The fact is that people are often more creative than they think. It's said if you can write, you can draw as well. Everyone can learn to draw and paint, and they do it extremely well. Spending time with an artist can help you to unlock your artistic abilities and the required skills to accomplish an artwork. You can learn to draw by drawing, which can be achieved by experimenting with art material.
What is your teaching methodology?
I collaborate and try to create a conducive environment, where learning happens on its own. An interaction with an artist can expand the participant’s "Open Area" (refer to Johari windows diagram), which enhances the participant’s knowledge, skills and experience related with art domain. These interactions can be of following 3 types -
  • Tell: An artist can disclose and demonstrate his techniques to the participant.
  • Shared discovery: Participant and artist can work together to explore participant’s hidden skills.
  • Ask: Participant can take a feedback about his art work and thereby improve upon.
Johari Windows
Also customized course, with right combination of structured / semi-structured / un-structured training at various levels will minimize the learning curve and maximizes the retention.
How long it will take to learn basic fundamentals and charcoal/graphite portrait?
Most of the students are able to draw reasonably good portrait with in about 10 to 12 hours of structured training session. About 99% of students able to achieve the objective in about 3 to 4 sessions. Rest depends upon participant's interest and practice.
What is the success rate?
In the very first or second session, over 99% of participants (age 7 onward) can create exceptionally good portrait, using the prescribed methodology.
What is the objective and scope these courses?
To develop creative abilities and learn artistic skills by exposing the participants through various processes (ideation to visualization and manifestation), medium (pen, graphite pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, mix-media and digital), materials, methods / techniques, tools and technologies, using unique teaching methodology, which covers various subjects such as portrait, human anatomy, landscape, drawing from still life, abstract art, sculpturing, craft work, digital art etc. For more details please visit Fine Arts Modules.

Final artwork created by you will be perfect wall decor for your home!
What mediums are taught in different courses?
  • Graphite pencil
  • Charcoal pencil
  • Colored pencil
  • Soft pastels
  • Oil pastels
  • Crayons
  • Acrylic
  • Fabric color
  • Water color
  • Oil colors
  • Glass colors
  • Digital art
  • Mixed media
What are the benefits of visual fine arts?
What is the target audience?
1 I have collection of over 55,000 reference digital images to select from.
Is it worth pursuing career in visual fine arts?
Answer is big YES. How about a salary package of Rs 72 Lacs / annum? For more information check out blog Career in Visual Fine Arts.
What material do I need in the initial class?
What is the venue and timings?
Paid art classes for selective students only. These are conducted on Saturday and Sunday, at Shanky Studio. During the week, participants can practice, share their artwork on email or What's App and discuss the same in the evening slots. Any last minute changes in the venue, if any, will be posted under the section Notice Board.
What are the benefits of paid art class over the free art class?
In the paid art class, to maximize the learning, it is ensured that -
  • In the initial stages, one to one interaction with each participant
  • Optimum student-to-faculty ratio is 5:1 i.e. a batch size not to exceed 5 students
  • Homogenious learning environment i.e. batches are split as per their existing skills, age and topics
  • Availability of basic art supplies and equipment for initial class
  • Availability of best infrastructure & facilities, including AC environment
Please give details of infrastructure & facilities at your studio?
What are the mediums of instruction?
Subject is taught using English or Hindi or Punjabi languages. Practice worksheets and written communication, if any, will be in English only.
Can I have training on selected topics?
Yes, special one-to-one training on select topics available on request. Create your own course.
How do I make payment?
Based upon your request, I will share my swift / wire bank details with you, so that the payment can be transferred in the designated account. I do accept personal checks and cash too. Alternatively you may transfer the payment using Paypal. Class will start once I receive 100% payment in my account.
What if I am unable to draw and not satisfied with the first session?
It is suggested to first join the Free Art Class. Depending upon your comfort level, you may continue with Paid Art Classes.
Do you conduct online art class?
Yes, I do take online art classes i.e. "BASIC REGULAR" course, using Skype. Along with Skype, I am also active on WhatsApp, Hangout, Facebook, email, phone and my website. For this you need a skype account (it's free), computer, good speed Internet connection, high quality webcam (with focus feature) and an email. Some of the practice sheets have been uploaded at practice worksheets. For timings and topics, please contact.
What is the duration of "BASIC REGULAR COURSE"?
There is no fixed duration for "BASIC REGULAR COURSE". Participant's background, learning pace and selected medium(s) will decide the duration of the course.

Let's create a professional portrait in 6 to 8 hours

It's interesting to note that over 99% of participants are able to create reasonably good artwork

FAQs - Free Art Class

Why are you offering free art classes?
It's my individual social responsibility initiative. For more details visit individual social responsibility initiative link.
What if I want to contribute?
Please click and check Donation for Free Fine Art Class section.
How many participants are there in free art class?
At times, strength goes up to 60 students, which includes both kids and adults.
What is the target audience for free art class?
  • Hobbyist and budding artists
  • People wants to increase their focus, concentration and get rid of negativity
What is the objective and scope of free art class?
To raise the awareness about fine arts and expose the students with sketching fundamentals and techniques, using graphite, charcoal and colored pencils.
What is the venue and timings?

Usually free art classes are available in Tricity i.e. Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, in India. Venue varies from class to class, which gets published from time to time. Any last minute changes in the venue, will be posted under the section Notice Board.

How do I register myself for free art class?
Download registration form, fill in the relevant details and submit the same in the first session of the class. Please note that passport size photograph is must. Initial instructions are given under the head "What material do I need in the initial class?" of FAQs - Paid Art & Craft Class".
Is it possible to conduct free art class at our school or college or institute premises?
For the time being, I am open to locations in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. Only students interested in art should participate in these classes. Institute needs to ensure the availability of at least 5 to 7 students (age above 7 years) for this class.

Price Table

Shanky Studio offers range of premium and customized Fine Arts courses (such as Pencil, Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Sculpture, Digital Art, Animation, Mixed Media & Craft), delivered using ONE-TO-ONE PERSONALIZED TRAINING and unique methodology, which ensures 99% SUCCESS RATE.

It is expected that participant will independently complete all assignments and do regular practice at home, along with the structured classes.

Here you can define your own course by selecting a course or modules. Based upon your selection, the system will automatically calculate average course duration (in hours) & fee, which will be displayed at the bottom of selected modules. Each selected course can have multiple inter-dependent modules. By clicking on the pink text, you can view the content of the clicked module.

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Fine art class for hobbyist, student aspiring to be

An artist, architect, fashion designer, product designer and web designer