ONLINE One on one coaching/mentoring: Shruti guides adults and teen students on their subject of interest in their chosen medium. Join anywhere from the world in a mutually available time.
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    ONLINE Weekly Private/Semi private lessons: Students are mentored through online interactive demonstration, presentation and one on one feedback sessions.
    Classes are taught online in a mutually convenient time from Shruti's studio in Seattle, WA. You can join from anywhere in the world.
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    Ongoing Classes
    Painting Intensive: 4:30-6pm PST (Hybrid/In person at Shruti's Studio or join Online through zoom)
    Shruti Ghatak Studio

    Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor (In Person)
    Kirkland Art Center
    Thursdays, January 18 - March 14, 2024 (8 sessions) (FULL) Waitlist available
    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Beginning to Intermediate Drawing
    Kirkland Art Center
    Mondays, January 15 - March 11, 2024 (8 sessions)(FULL)
    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Watercolor Foundation with Shruti Ghatak
    Pratt Fine Arts Center
    Tuesdays, January 30 - March 26, 2024 (8 sessions)
    9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    Acrylic Still life
    Pratt Fine Arts Center.
    Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    April 16 - May 21, 2024 (6 sessions)

    Narrative Still Life
    Thursdays, April 11 - May 30, 2024 (8 sessions)
    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Registration Open)

    Painting Landscapes in Oil/Acrylic
    Pratt Fine Arts Center.

    Urban Landscape in Watercolor
    Kirkland Art Center, Pratt Fine Arts center

    Palette Knife Painting
    Pratt Fine Arts center, Kirkland Arts Center

    Teen Summer Program 2024
    Pratt Fine Arts Center (Details coming soon)

    In Person Urban Landscape in Watercolor
    Pratt Fine Arts Center

  • About Shruti

    About Shruti

    Shruti Ghatak was born and raised in India and received her Master of Fine arts degree in Painting from New York Studio School, NY and an MS in Organic Chemistry (specialized in Color technology) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. She has an interdisciplinary background and studied both Science and Art with the belief that crossing boundary sometimes open up new ways of seeing. 

    Themes addressed in her works are the tension of personal struggle with alienation, social inequality, juxtaposition of folklore and mythology with contemporary culture and memory. She enjoys drawing and painting a variety of subjects from life, memory and imagination including figures, landscapes, still life and portraits. 

    She exhibited nationally and internationally including Hackett Mill Gallery, CA, Prince Street Gallery, NYC, Montclaire Art Museum, NJ. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, India, Ganges Art Gallery, India, Shoreline City Hall Gallery, WA and Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle.

    Shruti currently lives and works in Seattle, WA. She is a teaching artist at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle Art Museum, and Kirkland Arts Center and also runs classes from her home studio where she teaches classes to youth and adults from beginning to advanced level. She is a passionate teacher and taught and lectured many premiere art museums and institutes such as Seattle Art Museum, Dale and Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, Museum of Flight, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Amazon and Microsoft. During the pandemic her classes shifted online to a much broader audience across the globe. So, it is possible to learn from her if you live in Seattle or somewhere else. Connect through the contact page of the website to know her availability.