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. Contact for details
ONLINE Weekly Group Classes: Students are mentored in a small group setting through online interactive demonstration, presentation and one on one feedback sessions.
Class is taught online from Shruti's studio in Seattle, WA. You can join from anywhere in the world.
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ONLINE Sunday Morning Figure Drawing : 9-11am PST
Online: Urban Sketching | 03/25 (FULL)
Pratt Fine Arts center
Online: Watercolor | 03/29 (FULL)
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Online Acrylic Painting | 03/30 (FULL)
Seattle Artists League: Sundays: 2:30-5pm PST
6 Weeks starting 03/20
Online Urban Sketching
Kirkland Art Center | 8 weeks starting 03/27
Online: Watercolor | Starting 06/07 6 Weeks: Mondays: 6-9pm
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Learn about composition, tonal structure, color development, and the basics of different watercolor techniques. A series of demonstrations will introduce you to the foundational skills needed for working in this lively medium. You will learn to understand the medium’s behavior on wet & dry paper and how to allow accidents without losing control, thus allowing the medium to express itself and create images that feel alive. Prerequisite: None
Shruti Ghatak was born and raised in West Bengal, 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 teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle Artist League, Kirkland Art Center and also coaches youth and adults from her studio.
She is also an avid gardener and urban sketcher. If she is not in her studio, you can find her in the garden or out in the city with her sketchbook or iPad.