FROM PAST PROGRAMMES
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Glimpses from our Ongoing Programmes
Teaching Residency at Loka School, Bihar :
Through ten days in October, Ita and Anarya from the Artreach team led an immersive drawing and mural making workshop with twenty children of the wonderful Loka School in Manikpur village, Bihar.
We drew shadows of plants at the beautiful campus, in depth still lives of stones, sticks and flowers and also engaged in theatre exercises together.
A large mural on the exterior boundary wall was co created by participants and us, brightening up the street that leads into the village for everyone. Large abstract forms that evolved from our paintings were created, that have several stories hidden in them!
The experience ended with a vibrant exhibition in the school premises that led to many conversations opening out with the entire village community - a first of its kind.
We are so grateful to Charlotte, Sanat and all of Loka team and students for hosting and helping us through this programme at their lovely campus.
Teaching Fellowship 2019-20 :
Artist Tahsin Akhtar is leading our 5th Teaching Fellowship for 2019-20. Through the Fellowship, Tahsin will mentor a group of 20 students from Tara Homes in Delhi. The year-long engagement will include regular art workshops and field trips, culminating in an exhibition and catalogue. He will be introducing them to the fundamentals of learning art, and will build upon those to introduce animation and digital media.
The programme is supported by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA).
"They come up the stairs, so scared in their hearts as they see the police station, then their fear disappears as
they see the paintings… they think, 'This is a place that will do something for children'."
Makaan Singh, a social worker at the contact point explains how the new children at the centre reacted to Artreach's mural.