Hi! And welcome to my page here on Odanta. Let me first quickly introduce myself.
My name is Tanvi Parulkar and I am an independent illustrator, sculptor and creative entrepreneur. My illustrations have been published on picture books and children's book covers. I also have my own line of stationery and lifestyle goodies under the brand name Rum & Raisin Studio.
My work often includes an element of sculpture. My plasticine illustrations are known for their textural qualities, narrative details and play of shadows that give the final artwork an interesting visual quality.
I studied Graphic Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and took specialised courses in children's imagery and illustration from VCU Arts, Richmond, USA.
Now lets get to why I'm here and what I can offer you through my courses.
WHY TEACH SCULPTURE?
I have been sculpting since I was about 4 years old. I moved from play doh, to air dry clay, to polymer clay, to ceramics and terracotta and finally to plasticine when I started incorporating my love for the medium into my illustration practice in college. I have since developed a lot of techniques, and learnt quite a few things along the way (over almost 20 years) and I want to share them with you in simple, accessible way.
Sculpture is an extremely therapeutic process. You get to engage all your senses, get your hands messy, understand the medium, and build something from nothing but a slab of clay. It has the potential, if you let it, to really help you reconnect with yourself and your surroundings. You can slow down, take some time from your hectic, screen ridden life, to pause, and let your inner child come out and play.
This art form has helped me overcome my anxiety from my teenage years and it still does. And I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is willing to try something new and challenge themselves creatively.
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See you guys in my course! Coming soon on this platform.