ARTREACH-KNMA TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS

December 2021 - April 2022

AASTHA MISHRA

with Rainbow Homes

JYOTHIDAS KV

with Karm Marg

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Welcome to the exhibition of artworks by children and young people from

Karm Marg and Rainbow Homes!

 

These paintings, woodcut prints, mixed media paintings, mono prints, collagraph prints, paper puppets animations and paper sculptures were all made over workshops led by Teaching Fellows online and on-ground, between December 2021 and April 2022.

 

It was amazing to see participants painting with found objects, making zines, learning printing techniques of monoprint and collagraph, delving into visual storytelling and animation through these engaging workshop series. Aastha Mishra and Jyothidas KV created modules with interactive games, fun icebreakers and experimental techniques, bringing participants joy and confidence! 

We hope you enjoy this exhibition and do leave us your feedback for the young creators -

Nargis, Alka, Pooja, Khushi, Raju, Vishal, Rihana, Simran, Geeta, Shama, Umresh, Khushi from Karm Marg

Nazrul, Irshad, Kundan, Sukar, Nargis, Asma, Jimadi, Ilima, Muskaan, Chandni, Tarannum, Shabeena, Anjali, Saraswati, Shaheen and Saddyak from Rainbow Homes

AASTHA MISHRA with RAINBOW HOMES

'From the very beginning the participants were curious and attentive. They were quick to adapt to a new situation if I threw a curveball towards them like asking them to find solutions incase of absence of some art material. 

 

We did a few spontaneous word exercises and I found that their responses were sharp and observations often insightful. 

 

I was very impressed at their intuitive understanding and comfort with technology.'

- Gargi Chandola

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Between June - November 2021, Gargi conducted ten online workshops and one on ground workshop with participants of three different centres of Udayan care home.

 

Her modules focused on exploration of visual storytelling and using humour as a tool for expression. She conducted workshops around building skills of drawing, painting, crafts and making different kinds of artworks like paper mache masks, painted illustrations, comics, memes, handmade zines, paper and cardboard puppets and stop motion animations! 

By keeping the tone of the workshops humorous and engaging in friendly banter, Gargi was able to create an open environment for children to express and imagine freely.

JYOTHIDAS KV with KARM MARG

'I distinctly remember that during the book binding workshop, while most kids struggled to make holes in the bunch of papers for Japanese binding, Shama went out and got a nail and a hammer and tried to puncture holes through the block of thick paper.

 

I wasn’t sure it will work too well without tearing the paper, but she followed her gut and tried it anyway and it worked well. She later helped some other kids too. I really appreciated her instinct for seeking better alternatives when stuck with a problem.'

- Dhwani Shah

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Dhwani conducted ten workshops between June to Nov 2021 where her sessions focused on exploring different mediums and their materiality as a way of experimentation and play.

 

Participants created artworks using mark making with self devised tools, collages with found items, making and binding handmade books, collagraph relief prints, typography posters using leaves, monotone palette paintings, paper cut illustrations. 

Dhwani also sent in art materials and picture books to the care home before each of her workshops which led to building of excitement towards the new mediums and created a diversity of materials, surfaces and resources to engage with.

Teaching Fellows 2021 (Second Phase)

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Aastha is a Delhi-NCR based visual artist and freelance art educator. She has a BFA and a MFA degree in Painting from the College of Art, New Delhi. Her practice documents events from her life and surroundings through the use of mark-making.

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Jyothidas is a visual artist and researcher based in New Delhi. He is a trained printmaker whose art practice varies from drawing-based installations, photographs, text, prints to performances and gatherings. He is a founding member of Mo’Halla, an art+culture+politics pop-up platform with a special focus on South Asia, based in Berlin and New Delhi.