Clay modelling workshop for Kids

 

Art and Craft has been one of the major focuses at Collab House. Whilst engaging creatives minds all the time, we have now thought of going the extra mile to make a way for kids to showcase their skills in art and craft.

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Collab House hosted a workshop on clay modelling for kids on 21st February 2016. Fabulous day it was, with kids playing and jumping around with play dough in their hands, making different shapes and models.

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Prandeep Gyanveer is a design student from IIT Bombay and now works in a renowned MNC,  out of his interest in teaching people about this amazing art, he has come down all the way to Hyderabad to teach these little and lovely creatures.

The session started off with 12 kids. Not to mention their innocent and question marked faces. They might not know what they are going to do for the next 3 hours but we could see their eyes lit up with joy as soon as we started distributing play dough. We could see the variations in expressions on their faces while every unwrapping every new colour(clay).

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Imagination has been the next task for them on how to design the models using clay. They were supposed to make a snail, tortoise, burger and potato monster for the day, as planned by Prandeep. Kids had an entirely different view of making these designs, though they are ultra creative, initially they needed some help form Prandeep. Their genuine questions with charming expressions were worth answering. Their hands were worth watching while they creatively roll, twist and trim the clay to make colourful models.

 

They had their own names for the models that they were making. They seemed sensible and self convincing for the reason of the changes that they have made to the original design of these models. These answers were so cute that we had no choice other than watching them make the complete design, giving them time to shape out their imagination.

The session was half way and the kids were apparently tired and an essential 10 minute break was taken for refreshments. They got some time to stretch their bodies and before finishing off the designs.

 

The kids got the rapport with the clay in the second session and their fingers seemed attained the proficiency in making perfect shapes out of the coloured clay. They has got the secret sauce on how to make the model more expressive and colourful. They made smiling snails, innocent tortoises and scary monsters. They also made burgers with crazy coloured combination of  bread and patty. The finished models were colourful and expressive.

 

 

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Starting from left, Family of snakes, Caterpillar, Hippo, Pizza, Chick, Snail, Tortoise, Three eyed monster

 

On the other side of the picture we could notice that the kids had some unique innate characteristics. We had a ‘keep calm and finish off the work’ kind of a kid, ‘Ghar jaake kar lengey’ kind of a kid, Perfectionist sisters, Frugal kid(using minimal amount of clay to make fabulous designs), ‘Mix everything up for a new colour’ kind of a kid and many more.

The workshop had a fantastic conclusion with everyone of them exhibiting the models made by them.

 

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Cuteness overloaded.

If I had to choose only one word to describe the workshop, I would rather not use any word, since this event can’t be expressed using a single word.

 

What? A workshop on clay modelling for kids by Prandeep Gyanveer

Why? To incorporate a creative edge to kids by making them design models

When? 21st February 2016

 

Clay modelling workshop for Kids

Doodle Workshop By Niyati Puri

Niyati Puri  owns a starup, ‘Tree of Art’.

Tree Of Art is an Arts & Fashion brand to bring out various forms of art works,mixed with a lot of color, recycling(up cycling) of products & art which can be worn such as , printed fabric, unique and customized clothing, accessories, artwork, etc


Tree Of Art has also collaborated with Green Spirit Movement NGO – Conscious Community Concepts in balance with nature to induce a positively contagious harmonious way of sustainable living.
This will be realized primarily through these three areas:
1. Re-Introducing Organic Agriculture
2. Community & Eco-Tourism
3. Youth Empowerment: Educational Children Programs and Workshops- (training and sound research)

This is a fun and interactive workshop.  Here, one learns the endless possibilities in doodling and making beautiful and abstract art reflecting one’s inner thoughts and creativity.
Green spirit movement & tree of art has collaboratively presented the workshop in a productive way to the attendees. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete, representational meaning, or may just be abstract shapes.

With doodling you have endless outcomes, you can explore many ways in expressing your creativity. Art is always a reflection of you and how you see things around you.

Alongside the workshop, the participants were asked to bring along any of their artworks to share with every other participant to spread inspiration.

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”
― Allen Ginsberg

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Nikhil, a participant made doodle art on Collab House at a recent Doodle workshop.

What?  A workshop on Doodling by Niyati Puri

Why?   To train Interested people in the creative art of Doodling

When?  1 August 2015

 

 

 

 

Doodle Workshop By Niyati Puri