American artist, Tracy Lee Stum, conducting a street painting portrait workshop with fine art students at Stella Maris College, Chennai, India. 2009.
Tracy Lee Stum conducting a quick painting demo on developing a street painting portrait with students from the University of Hyderabad, India, 2009.
As some of you may know, I’ve recently returned from a rather exhilarating and adventurous trip to India where I participated at Antaragni Festival, IIT Kanpur as a guest featured artist. As part two of my India blog entries, this article focuses on the second phase of my trip, which was a 3D street painting workshop tour of prominent art colleges and universities throughout the country, sponsored generously by the American Center through the US Consulate in New Delhi.
Having worked with the US Consulate office in Mumbai last year in a similar capacity, I was invited by Aruna Dasgupta and her team to develop and demonstrate a 3D street painting workshop for local high school, college level and professional artists in New Delhi at the Habitat Center. The workshop was held over 3 days with morning and afternoon sessions which provided students with the opportunity to learn how to make street paintings and to delve into the mechanics behind basic 3D techniques. more…
I recently had the tremendous pleasure of traveling back to India as a guest visiting artist to teach street painting, specifically 3d street painting techniques, to high school & college level students as well as professional artists in 5 major cities. Initially my tour began in Kanpur, India, where I would be arriving at IIT Kanpur as a participating artist in their annual cultural festival, Antaragni (meaning ‘The Fire Within.’) I’d been to India last year to participate in this capacity at Mood Indigo, IIT Bombay’s culture and arts fest. The response there had been so great that the organizing body at IIT Kanpur decided to add the street painting component to their roster this year as well.
2008 Mood Indigo Festival, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
I’m honored and pleased to report that I’ve just returned from a wonderful street painting experience in ‘Incredible India,’ specifically in Mumbai, where I was invited by Mood Indigo organizer Mukul Bansal, and his team members, to attend this year’s event and present street painting for the first time in this amazing country.