What was life like in the ’70s and ’80s before plastic invaded our lives? What ideas do you have to make our planet greener and less plastic-filled? Do you know what happens to the garbage we throw out? Can you have a zero-waste birthday party? This interactive workshop seeks to engage children in a dialogue on our garbage crisis. We will collectively put our pens to paper to illustrate our ideas for a greener planet. The workshop will end with a game themed around having earth-friendly birthday parties and celebrations. The idea is to get kids sensitised to the idea of zero-waste at a young age, and get them thinking about the impact on consumption on our lives. After all, the planet that we leave behind will be the inheritance for our children of today.
Revisiting Drawing: A Workshop to Look around and Record by Tanmay Santra
Drawing is recognized as the basic form of expression in visual arts. Drawing is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem-solving and composition. This workshop aims to facilitate a better understanding of ‘drawing’ as a process of making, as well as a unique means of visual communication. Learning to see is part of drawing, and hence observing an object for a certain amount of time, perceiving several details and their characteristics are very important in the process of drawing making. This workshop is intended to encourage all the participants to draw and record things and happenings around them. “Drawing keeps the eye fresh, the mind alive, and the intuition nimble.” (Timothy Nero)
Shaping the Ideas: A Workshop with Clay by Tapasi Nath
Clay, in its most basic form, is composed of nothing but fine earth and water. Civilizations around the world have created clay sculptures since ancient times. Societies from places as diverse as Africa, Mesopotamia, and China are all known for their terracotta pottery, bricks, and ritual sculptures. Clay art remains popular and useful even in today’s era of technological advancement. Using clay to make objects and other things can help the participants find a means to express their inner emotions and thoughts. This workshop offers to the participants basic exposure and practical experience of working with clay. It enables the participants to understand the technicalities of the medium, as well as fulfil their artistic endeavours
Book Stories by Ragini Siruguri
How are books made?
Where do stories come from?
What comes first – words or pictures?
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session to find out how stories are born and pictures are made. Learn about the many people who are involved in making a book and the different printing methods used. Watch, explore and interact with unusual forms of the book – and last of all, get to make your own book! Through a selection of children’s picture books, this session offers a fascinating sneak peek into the design-centric book making process at Tara Books, an independent publishing house based in Chennai.
Sign Language Workshop by Anju Khemani
Sign language is a visual language used by Deaf people. It is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands, fingers, combined with facial expressions and its own rules for word order. No one form of sign language is universal. Different sign languages are used in different countries or regions. The Indian Deaf community uses the Indian Sign language (ISL). While ISL takes the letters from the English alphabet it isn’t simply English with hand signs; it is a different language with its own grammar and sentence construction. At the workshop, you learn the alphabet, greetings, colours, food words, and some basic conversation in Sign Language.