Learn something new this summer

first_imgA full month of exciting and educative workshops celebrating heritage art forms from across India.Indulge in creating story-boxes from Rajasthan or bring to life mythical characters through workshops on leather puppets and shadow plays, from folk paintings to calligraphy and clay relief tiles, there’s a range to choose from.‘The idea behind conducting these workshops is to bring people closer to the wealth of folk art and craft forms existing in our country, to foster creativity and to spread not only awareness but appreciation, especially among the young people, for the richness of our cultural heritage. It is only when we attempt to learn these traditional arts from the master craftsmen themselves can we truly value the skills, hard work and imagination that goes into creating each piece. Besides, they are a lot of fun and a wonderful activity over the summer.’ says Nerupama Y Modwel, Director Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), INTACH. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Giving you a glimpse of India’s rich cultural heritage will be the master craftsmen/ tribal artists themselves visiting from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, etc.‘This is an excellent opportunity for people to engage with rural artists and exchange stories/myths/legends behind these arts. More than anything, you go back with the satisfaction of having learnt the skill of making something so unique and special- and one can actually hand-make gift items for loved ones following this experience,’ says Medhavi Gandhi, Director of Happy Hands Foundation.Open to children, parents, professionals, art enthusiasts, culture junkies and curious minds – hurry and sign up for these incredible classes (registrations close 16 May). Check – Workshops Website: http://www.artpitara.wordpress.com?and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/527993603989501/ for prices and classes.last_img