Chinar Desai, Architect, Designer, Artist
Art is Life! The smell of paints, a crackle of paper, colors, visuals, splashes, scratches…
everything - brings joy!
That’s what took me to Architectural school to become an Architect. Art extended my horizons. My design background added structure to my Art. I still design buildings & spaces along with teaching & exploring art. Both my work arenas complement each other.
Teaching art started as pro-bono, with Architectural design work.
I knew how to draw & paint, but teaching kids to explore this boundaryless arena of art is another thing.
That was what took me to meet Mona Brookes. Wonderful Artist & art educator. Was introduced to her work back in my college days while teaching underprivileged kids. Meeting her in person & learning from a course with her in eduArts strengthened my skills as an Art instructor!
Art Process started in 2010, Grew over the time & we moved to current location summer 2013.
Affiliation as Artist :
Member of the Pleasanton Art League, California Art Education Association & National Art Educators Association.
On My other front:I am Designer (Architectural), B.Arch, LEED AP & Green point Advisor. Here is Weblink to my architectural work arena: www.dinarArch.com.
Our family is tri-valley Resident since 2001, With both of us in Architecture+Design+Art field & Our 11 & 13 year old children.
About Art Process:
Project Paint Box: "P Town - Me Town"
For city Of Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission- Summer '15.
Art matters. It enables us to express & explore. It allows us to connect with our thoughts.
Art is about the process... the process of exploring, expressing, enjoying, everything.
At Art Process we learn. We explore, we process, and we progress through a variety of mediums. We use a variety of materials & techniques: Acrylic, watercolor, pastels, Pencil sketching, Ink sketching, Markers to create our artwork.
There is a structure of basic step by step - yet non-controlling progressive EduArts' method by Mona Brookes and there is a process of using this structure and making Art a tool to express.
We also add fun activities like Wood Painting, clay, crystals, etc in art projects to add interest in special projects.
Adding SteAm to Stem learning.
Projects from an early age to mature learners- are always based on skill-based learning. Beginning motor skills, developing visual Connections, Learning through shapes, Processing the project, Adding 'story' to Art, Methods & techniques of a medium used, Strokes, Shading, Stippling, Art History, Master's Ways, Making Own Identity... Unlimited Pool of Creative explorations.
We learn it All through Projects. We Include Common Core Visual Arts Standards in Method of teaching.
Join us for Art explorations & enjoy this process.