Texture Design workshop at the primary school
‘I dream of painting and then I paint my dream’, said by Vincent Van Gogh.
This quarter, the festival season in India, we focused to enhance the creativity of children, simultaneously providing them an open outlet to express the emotions.
Celebrating Human Rights Day
10th December is celebrated as a Human Rights Day worldwide. Apne Aap, fighting for the basic rights of safe space, education, dignified livelihoods and protection from traffickers, organised a workshop for women and girls in the red light area where we discussed the rights that every individual should have access to, irrespective of caste, creed, gender and religion.
Texture Design workshop
This workshop witnessed the participation of more than sixty girls at the MCD Primary school in Dharampura. The girls had find the workshop very interesting and some even would like to pursue it as a career. A girl, who studies in fifth standard and lives with her father and a sister, looked really happy with the poster colours spread on her hand and uniform. She lost her mother three years ago.
Craft workshop (Paper basket and rose)
The white paper basket and a rose made with the bright red handmade paper attracted not only the young girls but also the teachers at school. More than forty girls participated in the craft workshop and learnt to make beautiful baskets and roses with the colourful papers. On the next day, many girls shared how they decorated homes with the paper roses.
Calligraphy workshop was organised in the community for the girls between the age group of twelve to sixteen. Using a bamboo writing pen and an ink, the girls learnt to write in different shapes, designs and fonts. This workshop also helped them learn different designs which professional artists use.
Oil Painting workshop
Around eighteen children participated in the oil painting workshop organised in the community for the children belonging to Perna, Sapera and Singhi community. The children learnt how to paint the canvas with the proper usage of oil paints, turpentine, brushes etc. Since art helps human beings express the hidden emotions, the children were found lost in the world of oil paints and canvas during the workshop.
Cloth Painting workshop
Cloth painting workshop was organised in the community for the children in the age group of thirteen to sixteen. The participated children had arranged their old lowers and tshirts and learnt to paint it in the cloth painting workshop.
This month’s storytelling workshop was a part of festival of voices . Many motivational stories were shared with the girls at the Primary school and were acted upon by the performers. Some girls from fifth standard also created a story as part of the workshop.
Craft workshop (paper basket and rose)
Storytelling workshop at the primary school
Celebrating Human Rights Day
Calligraphy workshop at the community
Oil Painting workshop at the community