Jayesh Soni (Commercial artist)
Founder director of BANANA CREATIVES graphic design studio (Mumbai) INDIA, been in art field since 1994, he believes that there is a lot to learn from this field to share this knowledge with people was the sole motto of creating "Art Campus".
Abhay Kasavkar (Fine artist)
Co-Founder member of BANANA CREATIVES graphic design studio (Pune) INDIA, feel excited to introduce his world of creativity to you. It all began with a small venture and because of his relentless efforts now Art Campus transformed into majestic art world.
A Few Words About Us
The Banana Creatives Art Campus (founded in 2014)
It is dedicated to helping art lovers and students develop and nurture their creativity. The Workshop has developed a unique series of simple and effective exercises aimed at helping art lovers and students stay creative professionally and personally. Many art lovers and students come to The Art Adventure Camps and Workshop as part of their professional development. The experience combines learning, travel and association with peers.
How We Think
We teach from the point of view that people are by nature creative and that creativity, like DNA, is unique to each individual. We believe that in the right atmosphere and with the right tools anyone can tap into the creative stream that runs through us all. To help you access and develop your creativity, we have developed a progression of exercises and techniques that explore sense perceptions, free-form drawing, associative thinking, mind map making, constructive day dreaming, memory, collage, and painting.
What We Offer
The Banana Creatives Art Campus offers tools & techniques
that art lovers and students can implement to help themselves develop creative, collaborative, artistic, and imagination skills, as well as 'out-of-the-box' thinking, self confidence, and leadership. The Banana creatives Art Adventure Camps and Workshop concentrates its experiential exercises in the following areas:
- Getting Over Fear of Creativity, self expression & self-confidence Our techniques help students get over 'blocks' which make them afraid to express themselves.
- Mind Map making Every creative and analytical project has a process or 'way'. The Creativity Workshop teaches art lovers and students how to make journey maps or scrolls for their own research to explore the process, progress and possibilities of their work.
- Free Form Imagination And Automatic Drawing Art lovers and students learn how to use 'Imagination from the right side of the brain' techniques with their students in order to help them find their innate ideas and develop them.
- Story Visualising and Drawing Storytelling, be it visual or literary, is vital to how we perceive and share our perceptions of the world. We do several exercises with telling and performing stories with found objects and also by interviewing each other and then 'becoming' the other person. These exercises also teach observation and empathy, qualities which greatly enhance our abilities to express ourselves and communicate with others.
- Changing Perceptions How we see is important to what we see. We teach a variety of techniques aimed at altering perceptions physically (through cameras, cut out shapes, kaleidoscopes) and emotionally (through mythology, memory drawing or inter-generational interviews), which assist individuals in broadening their sense of the world they live in.
- Using Your Environment We teach participants how to use their natural surroundings to generate ideas. Exercises to be done in local cafes, libraries, cafeterias, woods and mountains show that inspiration can come from the most usual and surprising of places.
- Time In our busy, multi-tasking world we seldom feel we have enough time to create. We teach participants how to "stretch time" and use 15-minute blocks to do satisfying creative work on an ongoing basis.
- Self-Nurturing We spend so much of their time encouraging and supporting our daily routine work. At times, we forget to nurture ourselves! The Creativity Workshop teaches the importance of self-nurturing and curiosity and not always knowing the "right" answer.