All of us look outside our windows, but how many of us observe?????
Do we feel the changes in light with the seasons?
Do we observe the changing textures of the trees and the land?
Most of us click a picture to savour the moment, hoping to enjoy it later, rather than pausing for a moment and observing it then and there……..
Our mentor Mona felt that the children need to learn how to observe more keenly, through their eyes rather than their smart phones, they need to learn to pause and grasp things.
On November 13th by 2:30 when all the participants had come in the, they were just asked to stand in the studio Balcony and observe the landscape….. the texture of the trees, the colours, the ground etc.
Our Mentor Mona stood with them and hinted at the ways they could look at the different textures and colours. After that they were left to their own, to sketch.
Mona asked them to use only three colours in their work, and they were also allowed to use several spices for colours and textures.
The work that they were to do on 13th was meant to be a preparatory sketch ….
All of them quickly began their work….
Unlike the other days one could see a disinterest in their works. Only after much coaxing did they divulge that they did not like working on landscapes much , this revelation lead to many more discussions about their interests and reading habits.
At the end our mentor suggested names of artist that each one of them had to look up and come, for the next session.
Looking forward to see, what challenges our Mentor has for them , in the next session…..