Professor A G Rao

Prof Rao has been teaching at the Industrial Design Center (IDC) of IIT Bombay, the country's premier design institute for nearly 40 years. He runs a unique project called the Bamboo Studio at IDC. He has been studying bamboo as a medium for the last couple of decades, and works with craftspersons and artisans across ...

Manjiri Thakoor

Manjiri combines two unique disciplines - art and ancient history. A bachelor of Fine Art from the JJ School of Art, she has also pursued a Masters program in Ancient Indian Culture from the Mumbai University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Buddhist Art. She was former head of department of the Academy of ...

Santosh Kshirsagar

With a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Art specializing in Typography and Calligraphy, and a Master’s degree in Teaching Methodology from the J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Santosh has been teaching art at the undergraduate level for nearly two decades, first at the Sophia Polytechnic, and later, at the J.J. Institute of Applied Art. He ...

Madhumita Srivastava

Madhumita has a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan which she followed up with a Masters in Fine Art (Design and Technology) from the Parsons School of Design, New York, with a specialization in broadcast design and motion graphics. She has been a visual designer for video, web and print media projects ...

Anupam Singh

Anupam Singh is a visual artist, with several creative interests. He received his art education from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (Bachelors in Visual Arts, 1997) and M.S. University, Baroda (Masters in Fine Arts, 1999) respectively. He has received fellowships which included an Artists Exchange Program to Amsterdam (Netherlands) and an Artists Residency at the Kanoria ...

Hansa Thapliyal / Niraj Voralia / Lalit Tiwari

Hansa Thapliyal won the national award for best short film for her diploma film which was screened at various international festivals and has since been focusing on script writing and direction. Niraj is a film editor and also teaches editing to post graduate students of mass communication at Sophia Polytechnic. For the last 3 years, Hansa ...

Sonie Thakkar

Sonie holds with a PhD in Art Therapy, and is a trained commercial artist from the prestigious Sir JJ School of Art. She specializes in trade show designs, and has been conducting workshops in art for both, children and adults, for over 20 years.

Geetu Hinduja

A gallerist and art consultant, Geetu Hinduja has been running The Fine Art Company, an art consultancy firm for the last 12 years. She specializes in introducing participants at Kala Smriti – our Indian Art Appreciation workshop for adults – to the current market scenario and various media in use in the art world today.

Venkatraman Singh Shyam

Venkat is a Gond tribal artist who hails from Madhya Pradesh and specializes in traditional and folk art and represents the Pradhan tribal forms of Madhya Pradesh in his works. He has displayed his works at scores of prestigious exhibitions in India and has also represented the country at Barcelona, Spain. A member of the ...

Parsuram Kumbhar

Parsuram Kumbhar belongs to a family of artisans who have worked with clay over generations. His art extends to clay modeling as well as wheel based pottery and he is especially good at communicating this art form to very young audiences.

Sarang Kulkarni

Sarang Kulkarni specialises in Type Design, Calligraphy and Typography. He graduated from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Arts in 2002. Sarang has designed a Gurmukhi font for Microsoft Corporation for Windows XP. He has worked with such stalwarts in the field as  Prof. R. K. Joshi and continues to learn under the guidance of ...