"A day full of color, paint and excitement! Theres nothing that comes close to the energy these kids have, thank you Artreach for this opportunity."
Like all of the kids, Hemant had only previously done art on paper, ‘I liked very much having the chance to paint on the walls and decorate my own space,’ he said. Chota Raju agreed. He loves ‘looking at my work every day’ and would like to learn more. Sonu Pradip was very excited about the project from the beginning, but he imagined something much smaller scale, ‘just one wall’. He was happy to see so many walls involved, ‘even outside,so in the winter when we sit, we can feel our work.
First City, March 2011
“The mural at the Jama Masjid Shelter was a unique artistic experience as we collaborated with kids and women who have a life completely apart from ours with often no art, and yet with colour I felt we could connect beautifully! Both days were filled to the brim with conversation and laughter, and somehow through it we ended up with a whole wall of art and many paintings on paper. I found it inspiring to have the kids express themselves so well through drawing, with no training at all.”
Ita Mehrotra, Artist at Urdu Park Shelter