Roll-A-Coaster

As an artist, I have totally embraced re-used and re-cycled materials as medium for my art; and I am surging ahead.
I have been experimenting with a lot of such materials for my creations, and paper certainly is a favorite currently.

Roll-A-Coaster is one such creations and these craft product is now ready for marketing. Branding, packaging, online sales channel, and payment gateway are all ready now.
Each pack contains a set of 6 coasters. They have a water proof coating and should last as long as you keep loving them.

I have taken this one step further. I am utilizing low-income expatriates in the Middle East to produce these coasters for me. I have been tutoring a few of them for the past two months both to create these coasters and learn to be self-reliant. I pay them a nominal sum in advance to create these coasters. A second payment will be made after I make a sale. Certainly I am using the principle of Fair Trade.

Your support will make REAL difference in their lives.

One can buy these coasters from: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OwnARozario1

May the forest be with you.
Patric Rozario

 

 

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Newspaper Repurposed

These pieces of art was created for a workshop for Qatar Green Building Council, in conjunction with ‘No Paper Day’. These eco-friendly creations made out of recycled newspaper and magazine can make quite stunning art. These pieces not only are conversation art pieces, but they are also functional pieces. Today’s newspaper are colourful and can add depth and dimension with their varied hues, but the monochromatic simplicity of newspaper makes for wonderful art works as well.
Patric Rozario

Session 4: Art must have a purpose – Creating painting gifts for friends we could not meet.

Session 4 of art gift creation was held on Saturday 22nd Sept. Usual venue: Artist Patric Rozario’s residence lobby. Though the usual large group of children were not present this week, a small number of 11 children was enough to continue the spirit of ‘creating with a purpose’. While some children created newer pieces of painting, others worked on improving and fine-tuning paintings that were created earlier on.

Here are the photos. Not present are Kamini and Shradha. Thank you all.

The next painting session will be on 6th October. Please confirm early if you will be participating.

Stan Herd. Representational Earthworks Artist

Khalid Latif, a good friend of mine introduced me to a unique artist from the US. Earthwork Artist Stan Herd. Three of us initiated a unique project which would have become totally awesome and first of its kind in the Middle East.  I presented a project plan to some important people in the aviation business in Qatar. Our idea was to create earthworks portraits of important Arabs scholars and scientist. These huge portraits are to be created by Stan Herd along the runway of the New Doha International Airport. Sadly, the project never took off. But I strongly believe someday soon, someone will take notice and would be interested to kick-off the project. In the meantime, I continue my friendship with Stan, and do hope that someday we get to work together on an art project together.

Stan Herd is the preeminent representational earthworks artist in the world. Stan Herd pioneered the art form known as representational crop art – a method of creating images of people, landscapes and brands by digging, disking, plowing and otherwise manipulating acres of green space. Herd was born in 1950 into a farming family in the small rural community of Protection, Kansas. Stan Herd always had an intimate relationship with the land that’s dovetailed with his art.

Since the late 1970s Stan Herd has created monumental portraits and other images by plowing, planting, and mowing on tracts of farmland in the Great Plains. Herd’s earthworks projects have been created around the world, including England, Cuba, Australia and the United States. Selected as an Absolut Artist for the highly successful “Absolut Artist” series.

Hear Stan Herd speaking:
http://www.millermeiers.com/stanherd/motlmovie.html

‘Earthwork’ is a movie made about the life of Stan Herd.
Watch the trailer here:

http://www.earthworkmovie.com/media.html

Art Classes for Young Artist

Art is essential for living well.
Art is essential for learning.

Art actually helps children perform better in other areas of life and makes learning a more well-rounded experience. According to neuroscientists, the more a child’s brain is stimulated, the more intricate and complex become the neuronal connections. This complexity translates into better memory perceptions and cognitive abilities which are all important for learning process. Art teaches children to look at a phenomenon from different angles. This is an important strategy which scientists use in their discoveries. It is also said that art is a great stress-buster. It is the involvement in a creative process, coupled with the release of emotion and diversion from the stress – that makes art a good source of relaxation.

Duration: Ongoing
2 days per week.
1 to 1.5 hours each day.

Venue: At the Artist Residence, Doha

LEARNING STRUCTURE:

Month ONE & TWO (Black & White)
– First 4 classes is about seeing ‘well’ the world around them – objects, organic shapes, geometric shapes, size, mass, opacity, distance, proximity. And how light modifies these. Understanding light is the core of They learn to draw basic objects.
– In the next 4 lessons children will learn to draw what they ‘see and observe ‘(and not draw what/how things ought to look like). They will be introduced to Charcoal and Graphite
– In the 2nd month, the first 4 class will be dedicated to ‘doodling’ and about ‘tangles’. They will begin to produce good works of art.
– The last 4 class will be dedicated to projects where children will produce works of art using charcoal, graphite, pencil and pen.

Month THREE (Color)
– The first 4 lessons will be learning to draw with colors – Painting. Water Color pencils & Acrylics. Techniques and Applications.
– The last 4 Lessons will be projects on paper, canvas and other materials. They will be introduced to ‘Mediums’ and how to use mediums to enhance, add diversity, and include texture to their paintings.

Month FOUR and onwards

The first day of the week children will be introduced to a project, be it sculpture, drawing or painting. Day two we will discuss the progress and fine tune the creations. They get to spend the next few days completing their project. The following week we study the finished work before embarking on a new project.  Some of the projects children will actively involve in (and produce works of art) are:

1.   Decoupage
2.   Thread Art
3.   Paper Sculpture
4.   Paper Mache Sculpture
5.   Air Hardening Clay
6.   Polymer Clay
7.   Geometric art (including Mandalas)
8.   Mosaic Art
9.   Glass Painting
10. Art on Textile and with Textile
11. Decorative Crafts
12. Functional Crafts
13. Digital Photography Fundamentals

Children also will learn (the larger benefit):
– To enjoy beautiful creations of artist who helped shape our world
– To learn about themselves – their feelings, their ideas of what is beautiful and what values and beliefs they like to see in artworks.
– To learn about other people – their feelings, their ideas of what is beautiful and what values they like to see in their art.
– To learn about other cultures – the values that shaped their visual arts.

Values:
These are social ideas – principles, standards or qualities people consider desirable, admirable or worthwhile.
Values children learn from the Art Explorers Art Class.
– Courage
– Wisdom
– Justice
– Equality
– Respect
– Individual Freedom

For Registeration:
Contact Patric Rozario at 974-55751450
or email him at patric.rozario@yahoo.com