• Padmja Sopori

Art Radar

The arts can encompass a great variety of activity, performing arts, literary arts, applied arts, and of course the visual arts, which might hold the greatest variety from sculpture to photography to oil paints, and everything in between.

The thing people often get confused is the difference between the arts and culture. The arts are how we express our culture. The visual arts are often influenced by local geography, the books reflect the author’s reality. The arts, like the culture, always has a very grass roots beginning and consistent practitioners.

Visual art

Visual art is a form of art that uses any medium to signify the artist's idea, sentiment and imagination.


While painting may not contribute much to physical fitness, the benefits to overall health are incredibly valuable. Given all the beneficial attributes to this artistic hobby, it is clear that painting builds strong mental health in individuals of every age.


You can create art anywhere as long as you have two things: pencils and paper. It allows you to challenge thinking skills and develop learning skills.


Sculpture, an artistic form in which hard or plastic materials are worked into three-dimensional art objects. The designs may be embodied in freestanding objects, in reliefs on surfaces, or in environments ranging from tableaux to contexts that envelop the spectator.


Photography helps you capture anything you feel is important to remember. One photograph is powerful enough to not only remind you of an event or detail but can bring you right back to the feelings, sounds, and even the smells of the moment.

Applied Art

Applied art is a portion of visual art and it can be defined as art that has real-world application as well as functionality.


Your interest in buildings, construction plans, creation of models and interior designing can be of great help in taking up this hobby even at home. Architecture, one of the oldest arts by mankind has been a very interesting hobby for many people. This is a delightful means of recreation for anyone who wants to channelize his or her creativity of designing homes and model creation, for fun and creative satisfaction.

Fashion Design

You don’t have to be a professional fashion designer to love your work and spend hours enjoying it. In case you plan on taking it up as a profession, you will have to put in a lot of effort but getting started on fashion designing as a hobby is not as difficult as it seems to be. Just keep in mind that the top designers also started from the bottom at some point.


As a hobby, woodworking can be very fulfilling and bring you several hours of recreation, along with the satisfaction of creating different things out of wood. While some people take pleasure in doing the actual woodworking, some prefer to collect beautiful works of art in wood and restoring them.

Woodworking is both relaxing and exciting, particularly if you like making things. To get started, all you need are some tools, hardware and basic lessons that can help you begin. When you work with wood, you can make a variety of decorative items, items you can use and much more.

Interior Design

For some, it is a hobby and for others, it is a career they passionately pursue. Regardless of how you look at it, interior design can give you both the fulfilment as a hobby and the good pay as a professional designer. There is a misconception that decorating is designing, but when you look at the design, you look at the function of space, its layout, and safety concerns like proper egress.

Performance Arts

Performance arts are some of the most celebrated and appreciated form of art.


Dance as a hobby is almost like finding a new person inside you. Practice certainly makes a person skilled in any field and this holds good for dance too. It is important to dedicate some time for practice as certain steps require practice. Dance is a form of exercise that also is a great feel-good factor.


You can't deny that when you hear or sing your favourite song, you suddenly feel better. Release your inner rock star, play with others. You don't have to keep the music to yourself. Create your own music. You can write music and lyrics for yourself or others.


Whether reciting a Shakespearean verse, a line from their favourite movie or simply performing an improvisation routine for their enjoyment, people have long pretended to be actors within the confines and comfort of their own home. Most typically, this occurs either in the bathroom or the bedroom, where they have some privacy, where other members of the household can’t see them, hear them, or make fun of them.

Acting has been the focus of many philosophical discussions about its origins as well as its purpose. For some, acting is nothing more than entertainment, allowing an audience to escape their daily lives for a little while, to shake off the stress of work, family, neighbours, and everything else that seems to encompass most of our lives regularly. Acting, whether it is through plays, movies, comedy skits, or straight improvisation, may help the audience to simply connect, as a meeting place or social function.

Stand Up Comedy

Since everyone in the world loves to laugh, there is always a place for new comedians to start new stand-up comedy careers. But just because you are funny, doesn’t mean you will be a great stand-up comedian. Stand-up comedy requires well-written material, strong improvisation skills, and strong presentation skills.

Literary Art

Literary Arts relate to the writing of all different types. The written word and include writing, editing, critiquing, teaching, reviewing, and other activities related to written communication.


Whether "writing" means writing an article for the world to see or simply a letter for only one person's eyes, it doesn't matter. Having the ability to put certain words together to create a sentence that forms an image in the audience's eyes will never fail to amaze.


The most wonderful part of blogging as a hobby is there is no pressure to create posts or keep updating your blog, and hence your creativity oozes more. As a hobby, it's something you love doing and never get tired.


Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or instead of, its apparent meaning. Poetry is a great tool where one can expand one's ideas. It enables the writer to express their thoughts uniquely and attractively. When looking at poetry, there are many forms in which a writer can use to model his poetry around. These forms vary from one form to another in many different ways. Each form has its own set of rules from a rambling sonnet to a short and precise haiku. They each present a different outlook on how one chooses to express his ideas