June 14 at 11:00am until June 21 at 6:00pm

Premchand Roychand Gallery, CSMVS | StudioX, Mumbai


PARTNER A MASTER Artist-Mentor program is an initiative that explores the notion of creativity as applied imagination for children in private and public schools. Conceived as an annual project by the Art1st Foundation and the Mohile Parikh Center in Mumbai and Delhi, this entails introducing children to artist studios as spaces of imaginative learning, discovery and transformative thinking. Employing art as a pedagogical tool, this initiative emphasizes on visual literacy, collective learning and the role of the arts in cognitive processes and creative competencies. Contemporary artists and children work together on projects through workshops that open out processes of art-making through different mediums, methods and concepts. In such an interactive environment of learning, young children are able to understand that contemporary art is part of a cultural dialogue that concerns larger contextual frameworks such as personal and cultural identity, family, community, and nationality.

Mumbai): Archana Hande, Tushar Joag, Shilpa Gupta, Justin Ponmany, Reena Kallat, Sharmila Samant, Prajakta Potnis.

(Delhi): Arunkumar HG, Asim Waqif, Saba Hasan, Rohini Devasher, Vibha Galhotra, Jagannath Panda, Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi.

This exhibition is the outcome of the workshops that took place for seven months between August 2012 and January 2013 with accomplished contemporary artists of India. This will showcase the work of 30 children from schools in Mumbai and Delhi and is being organized in collaboration with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS). 

Premchand Roychand Gallery, CSMVS
Exhibition Preview: June 14, 2013 
Duration of Exhibition: June 15 – 21, 2013

Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi 
Exhibition Preview: July 26, 2013 
Duration of Exhibition: July 27 – August 2, 2013

OPEN MINDS is an exchange platform initiated in 2012 by the Art1st Foundation for art teachers and educators from the field of visual arts and arts integrated streams. Under this initiative, the art seminar and research project in 2013 has been conceived to expand the essence and meaning of open minds in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center. 

A crucial need is to generate awareness about what art learning can offer in terms of transformative thinking. To understand aesthetics, re-imagining our traditions and explore the possibilities of contemporary art means being open to innovation in the classroom and increasing our understanding of the mind and intelligence. 

Seminar Theme: Integrating Visual Literacy in the Classroom
Dates: June 15 & 16, 2013 | Venue: StudioX, Mumbai 
Time: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

1. Suman Karandikar | Educationist Pune
2. Raja Mohanty | Associate Prof. IDC, IIT Bombay

1. Purnima Sampat | J B Petit School, Mumbai
2. Anupama Prakash | IFA, Bangalore

Indrapramit Ray | Aritist & Associate Prof at MSU, Baroda
Shilpa Ranade | Associate Prof. IDC, IIT Bombay

Shital Mehta | Artist & Educationist, Mumbai

Art1st Foundation | Ritu Khoda: 9619077770
Mohile Parikh Center | Nikhil Purohit: 9224487641


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