Smitha Jayaprakesh, Bangalore

Graduate in science, full-time homemaker, mother of two kids and an art teacher. Hailing from a family of Doctor and engineers, I always had an inclination towards arts and crafts since my childhood.  Art is one of my all time favorite hobby, had to give lower priority to look after my kids. There arrived Artsy Craftsy into my life; when I and my daughter were introduced to their art and crafts classes. It has been more than 3 years I have been associated with Artsy Craftsy, initially as a student and now one of their proud Franchisee.
Working with Artsy Craftsy as always been a wonderful experience, under the guidance of Kanchan. They are very cooperative, innovative, spontaneous, creative enthusiastic, always motivating and supportive. I am very happy to conclude that my hobby has now turned into a profession.

Thank you Artsy Craftsy for bringing out an unknown quality of mine, Art Teacher… 🙂

Shwetha Bayya, Reno

Art has always been an integral part of my life, professionally and personally. Professionally as a GIS specialist, not a single day would pass without using the fundamentals and principles of art in one way or the other. I'm always eager to experience different forms of art beautify our life positively everyday.

From my school and college days, I enjoy creating different projects, painting with acrylics, up-cycling old things to new creative products at home. The happiness, confidence and the opportunity to express ourselves through art is important to me and I enjoy sharing this experience with my students at ARTSY CRAFTSY.Ever since I started Artsy Craftsy in Reno, its been an awesome experience, there's no looking back and I enjoy every aspect of teaching art, and working with kids. I'm always curious to see the process based art product and the learning of the students while they create their masterpieces. I'm grateful for the opportunity through Artsy Craftsy to work with kids and introduce them to such a simple yet diverse subject of art and help them build their confidence, enthusiasm for the subject and take some to create something beautiful in this busy world otherwise!!

Anamika Sengupta, Austin, USA

Growing up in an artistic environment art was a natural part of my life. At an early age, I got my inspiration of art from great Artists such as Nandalal Bose and Jatin Das. Van Gogh is my favorite artist from the west.

I got my basic training in art in my home state, have won several state-level art contests as a kid. After which life took its turn since I had been more involved with my academic pursuits. As a science student living in a boarding school and engaging in research activities, art took a backseat for a while. But the background in life sciences and research gave me ample opportunities to use my artistic abilities throughout my academic and professional life.

I work with many mediums including pencils, pen, and ink, colored pencil, charcoal, posters, acrylic, oil, watercolor and more. Apart from this I also do upcycle artwork.

Art is an empowering hobby, it strengthens your personality by adding focus and perseverance.  It trains your mind to plan and execute. I believe, learning art should be fun, experimental and encouraging. Anyone can learn to draw and paint in a supportive environment.

I’m glad to be partnered with Artsy Craftsy, as they have one of the most comprehensive curriculum based structure that would support my training abilities and I would like to thank Kanchan for giving me the opportunity to work with her.

Please feel free to go over some of my artwork at the link
I wish all my coworkers, partners and my students a great deal of happiness and success in teaching and learning art.