Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Day 9 - We Are All One Family !
The children got together and planned the display of their work. I conducted a short feedback session, as well as a planning meeting for the same. It was their work and hence, to make them understand the sense of responsibility and pride in the work they do, it was important for me to let them plan the same with me being around for support and guidance.
They used the the entire space of the Kendra very well to work and dispaly.
It turned out to becoming quite a professional looking display, the kids were proud of their work and equally excited to see what happens to the rest of the day.
We had Manu Parekhji grace the occasion, and come all the way to meet the group. He shared a few of his own thoughts about art, as well as gave some on the spot drawing lessons to the children. He then went thru each participants work, keenly listening to their descriptions as well as adding his own comments.
Sudhir Kakar, Tara Trust board member, and Sulina Kakar his sister were also present for the interaction session.
We were also visited by the children of Udayan Care, who had come in on the first day to learn origami and drawing. They all were very thrilled and happy to see the work.
We also had children on WinCraft Studio, a children's creative studio founded by Renuka Taneja, in New Delhi, come for the exhibition, as well as participate in an impromptu T-shirt painting exercise.
On a personal note, I'd like to thank Mr.O P Jain, for the wonderful opportunity to use Sanskriti Kendra as our space to conduct The 1000 Crane Project workshops in New Delhi. Manu Parekhji and Sudhir Kakar for being there, as well as all the other resident artists at Sanskriti Kendra at that time.
Also, our partner organisation in New Delhi, Music Basti and Center for Equity Studies.
The stars of the show were the 10 children from Delhi and Goa, Malik, Akshay, Asma, Shabana, Dilruba and Roni from Dil Se, and Sagar, Santosh, Kavita and Kavya of The Don Bosco School Zuari Nagar, Goa.