Arts, crafts and cultural connection to LGBTQIA+ ways of seeing

For working professionals and students in Pune, Fireweavers offers a course called Acting from Home: Online Theater through a live and interactive process. Spanning four weekends, classes are in Hindi and English and cover over eight hours of work, set design and dress rehearsal, among other things. At the end, you’ll get a performance video featuring you. The course starts on July 24. To register :

One workshop, titled Textured Shadow Box, covers techniques ranging from making color sprays and coloring techniques to using resin and metal embellishments so attendees can take home an artifact they themselves created. The workshop, by Studio Artzone, on Bhandarkar Road, takes place on July 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact (WhatsApp only) 9822254472

VHC Vida Heydari Contemporary Gallery is now open. Paintings, sculptural installations, drawings, collages and prints – Delhi-based artist M. Pravat creates them with materials that draw on lived experiences of the built environment. His works, such as Perforated Earth, evoke the disintegration of urban landscapes where blueprints, maps, architecture and geological landmass collapse into each other. Entitled Fugitive Dust, the exhibition is held at VHC Vida Heydari Contemporary Gallery, Marvel Alaina, Showroom 3, Lane 8, Koregaon Park. Free admission

Sharif Rangnekar, author, curator, singer-songwriter and director of Rainbow Lit Fest, will be in conversation with Sushant Divgikar aka Rani Koh-He-Nur, LGBTQIA+ model, actor, singer and drag artist, transgender model, actor and activist Rudrani Chettri and gay rights activist, graphic designer and writer Anwesh Sahoo on how homophobia plays out in the creative arts and the pressures of representation. The event is part of Culture Connects, a year-long series of digital and on-the-ground events exploring the themes of music, culture and technology. On the American Center New Delhi Facebook page on July 8, 4 p.m.

Beginners Brush Calligraphy Course is a five-day workshop that aims to take participants who haven’t held a pen in a long time or never on the fascinating journey into the characteristics of fine writing. In the intensive course, you learn the different rules and tips and tricks to go on an adventure with calligraphy. From July 5, 4 p.m. Charges: Rs 4,500. Contact:

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