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.
(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
Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
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
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