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Colours of India : Creative Inquiry with Class XI & XII

Students from Vivek High are very inspiring for any facilitator. This workshop was no different! We began our morning with students looking at an artwork and looking for clues to create its story. Bit by bit, we could manage to trace the emotions of our protagonists and the artwork’s focus!

We then moved on to connecting the dots in art history and this is when the students’ imagination and observation was really challenged. The day ended with a research project for groups. We could hardly wait for the next day at the Museum!

At the Museum, we teamed up  with students to identify different artifacts and worked on a research and creative project. Right from the Indus Valley to Modern and Contemporary art, the Govt Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh gave an opportunity to see all artworks! What a wonderful collection and we truly loved the chronological curation by Seema Gera and Megha Kulkarni. We never feel like leaving a museum but well, schools have timings and we soon had to say Goodbye!

This day was pure “rasa” – experiencing all the student projects and creative responses (plays, poetry, art) to the Museum artefacts and paintings left us craving for more and we cannot wait to meet the students of Vivek High again!

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