Pyrography is a fascinating art form that uses wood as the medium to work on and that, in itself, creates endless possibilities in creativity. The texture, grain, hardness and colour of different varieties of wood create the perfect setting, and burning is done by electrically heated, hand-held pens with metal tips of diverse shapes and sizes. Using different strokes and applying temperature control, one can create stunning imagery through burn marks.
This is not laser burning which is done by computer, but hand-made art that creates a very close bond between the artist and the work being created. Image outlines are first drawn on the wood either by freehand pencil or using transfer paper and the details are filled in while burning.
Anyone above the age of 12 can learn how to create the most stunning art. No specific artistic skills or formal training are required and there is no upper age restriction. Pyrography artists bring out a creativity that they never knew existed in them, and both as a hobby and as a profession, this art form can be pursued well into one’s retirement years.
Pyrography is a very simple art form – yet its results are amazing. It also generates an immense amount of calmness, patience and wellbeing in a person, and is instrumental in guiding one towards a meditative mind. A word of caution on a lighter note – it is very highly addictive! Join the intriguing world of pyrographers and embark on a journey that promises to be an experience of a lifetime!!
June 7 to June 18, 2021
Fee for on campus session: INR 135,000 + 18% GST
Pritam Mehta is a self-taught Pyrography artist and has converted this hobby into a whole-time profession. He has an Army background and took early retirement as a Lt Col. Over the past four years he has participated in several art exhibitions and his work is also sold through two well-known art galleries in Delhi and Noida. He combines art with utility and in addition to wall art, he does pyrography on coffee tables, wood chests, logs tables, mirror frames, table lamps etc.