Saturday, February 18, 2012

Art workshop for the tribal school


My artist friend Raju Deshpande and I are just back from an art workshop we conducted for the residential primary school located in the Bhimashankar forest area, around 200 km away from Pune. ‘Vanadev’ school is a residential school with around 40 kids (from std. 1st to 4th) from Mahadev-Koli and Katkari tribes. It is a fantastic small school run by the social organization ‘Shashwat’, and is one of their many initiatives for the tribes in these parts. Shashwat is an organization of highly passionate people who really understand the ways of these tribes and have expert knowledge about the terrain.

Raju and I were quite excited about this workshop and were looking forward to spend a day exploring drawing, painting with these kids. When we arrived at the school we realized a very interesting aspect of the way the school is run. The teachers informed us that this workshop would not be mandatory for the kids, and the kids were free to opt out of the drawing exercises we conducted. I thought it was great that this freedom of choice was offered by the teachers to such a young age group. Thankfully almost 95% of the kids decided to participate, and that was good news for us :) Many of our participants were using the painting brush for the first time, but they picked up the skill fast and were soon coloring away with water based liquid colors on paper and were making graffiti on the wall. The paintings and drawings were very beautiful and diverse as you can see from the pictures in this post!

The kids were free to choose their subject and style. They drew ponds with floating lotuses and large fish like the typical sweet-water fish that are normally found in the lakes nearby. The kids painted houses with decorative doors very similar to the actual houses in the village, and they drew snakes, monkeys, peacocks and trees around these houses. Some unusual subjects like people travelling in small trucks with luggage loaded on top, or the mammoth wall of the dam also made an appearance in the paintings. All very beautiful and very colorful!

The kids enjoyed the workshop and so did we. It was very interesting to see how the kids translated their surroundings into their drawings. Here are pictures of some of the fun moments from the workshop. We will certainly be visiting our young friends again and hope to explore more art and ideas with them! :) 



35 comments:

आश्लेषा said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
siddhya said...

great stuff! looks like everybody involved had fun..

The previous comment from Ashlesha was actually me (did not realize she was logged in :P)

Anonymous said...

bonjour Debu, magnifique expérience pour les enfants,et superbe initiative de votre part, bravo Debu :-)

Onkar Shirgaonkar said...

Its really great Debu sir...

Sandu said...

Had great fun reading it! Must have been a great experience to be there!

अदिती चिक्षे said...

superlike sir !! d way u ppl involved with d kids , d way u ppl took initiative for art workshop at tribal area .. gr8 work ..!!

Nishigandha Palshikar said...

too good debu!

Debu Barve said...

Thanks guys!:)

Altax said...

Lovely kids and great drawings.

online virtual worlds for kids

Vrushali Kolhatkar said...

Debu... mast re ...the kids look really happy :)

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

What lovely art these students have created! It's invigorating and rewarding to work with children - a nice experience for both teacher and child.

Debu Barve said...

Altax, Vrushali, Thanks a lot guys!:)

Stephanie, Thanks! Indeed it was a super rich experience to work with the kids.:)

Narayan Pillai said...

Must have been a great experience teaching those kids. Would love to do something like this myself someday. Some of the artworks are really amazing. Nice post.

Debu Barve said...

Thanks Narayan!:)

Anonymous said...

[url=http://thenewsit.ru/2012/12/novye-funkcii-android-4-1-2-dlya-galaxy-s3-17913.html]samsung s3 4.1.2[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://dog-haus.ru/reznye_izdeliya_iz_dereva]скульптуры деревянные[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://teplo-park.ru/emkosti_dlya_topliva]емкости для дизельного топлива[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.srossib.ru/migration-card]migration card[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://xn-----6kcbbgxaarn3ddsqcj3bt0g.xn--p1ai/]Разрешение на работу[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.opticmarket.ru/] Cолнцезащитные очки оптом [/url] от
www.opticmarket.ru
EXENZA , FISCHER (GIMADAN SNC Italy). Коллекция 2013 года и стоки с
огромными скидками !
Информация по теме:

Anonymous said...

[color=#289dd8]Вот тут я узрел с ну очень [/color][url=http://vibro-set.ru/]интересной новостью предполагаю увлечетесь содержанием.[/url][color=#289dd8][/color]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://thenewsit.ru/2012/07/10-samyx-populyarnyx-tegov-instagram-13754.html]топ теги инстаграм[/url]

Anonymous said...

слушать аудио [url=http://jandex.name/music/Afrojack+Feat+Eva+Simons+Take+Over+Control+Orignal+Mix/0/]Afrojack Feat Eva Simons Take Over Control Orignal Mix[/url]

Anonymous said...

онлайн [url=http://tfile.name/music/город+312+Останусь+инструментальная+версия/0/]город 312 Останусь инструментальная версия[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.the-truskavets.com/%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B8-%D1%82%D1%80%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%86%D0%B0]санаторий рубин трускавец [/url]

Anonymous said...

Кабельная продукция - один из важных продуктов, используемых для полнофункциональной работы электрооборудования. Многообразие моделей и марок кабеля на сайте ООО "Спецкомплект" Предлагают широкий выбор для оптового и розничного клиента.
Компания предлагает ассортимент качественных товаров, таких как К1153, К1154, К1155, КМ, силовой кабель ВВГ, ВБбШВ, СИП, АСБ, ENSTO арматура СИП, оптический кабель ОКГ, ОКБ, ОКЛ, ОКК.
Сборка электро-щитового оборудования - ЩРНМ, ЩМП, ЯБПВУ высокого качества по доступной цене, смотрите обзор на сайте компании.
Specomplect: [url=http://specomplect.ru]лотки К1160[/url]

Anonymous said...

Строительство жилых и промышленных многоуровневых объектов влечет за собой привлечение специальной строительной техники, оснащенной для исполнения определенных задач. Выполнение строительных работ происходит по стадиям, в связи, с чем, задействовать строительную технику тоже приходится по шагам, в зависимости от поставленных задач.
Но покупка такой специализированной техники влечет огромные расходы. Поскольку стоит она дорого, компания "Сапрос" предлагает предложение аренды строительной техники. Наш автопарк укомплектован всем необходимым для строительства автотранспортом. Быстрый заказ спецтехники можно создать через интернет, заполнив заявку онлайн на сайте фирмы. В Самаре мы пользуемя популярностью именно за высококачесвенное и оперативное обслуживание посетителей, предоставляя такую услугу, как аренда гидромолота в самаре. Наши специалисты при необходимости в полном объеме проконсультируют Вас о более подходящем под запросы автотранспорте, что позволит сэкономить и время и финансы.
SAPros.Ru - [url=http://sapros.ru]аренда гидромолота в самаре[/url]

Fangyaya said...

oakley sunglasses wholesale
adidas originals shoes
coach outlet online
polo ralph lauren
toms shoes outlet online
coach factory outlet
adidas stan smith
lebron james shoes
gucci outlet online
nike air jordan
toms shoes
coach outlet
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet store online clearances
timberland outlet
louis vuitton handbags
fitflops
cheap jordan shoes
christian louboutin shoes
michael kors handbags
nike air force 1
ray ban sunglasses
ghd flat iron
coach outlet store online clearances
hollister clothing store
oakley sunglasses wholesale
designer handbags
kate spade
louis vuitton outlet
kate spade
pandora jewelry
coach outlet online
gucci handbags
louis vuitton
louboutin pas cher
christian louboutin shoes
longchamp handbags
giuseppe zanotti sneakers
nfl jerseys wholesale
ralph lauren outlet
20167.28chenjinyan

roth phallyka said...

Would love to do something like this myself someday. Some of the artworks are really amazing. Nice post.


สล็อต ออนไลน์ ได้ เงิน จริง

goldenslot

Hassanein osama said...


Dear customer All of us suffer from problems at home difficult to solve and may pose a great danger to your life and life of those you love such as harmful insects dangerous, which threaten human life and the transmission of diseases and cause a lot of physical problems So provided theAl Manarah Company has all kinds of insects
شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض
شركة تنظيف سجاد بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بالرياض
شركة تنظيف مجالس بارياض
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
شركة تنظيف مكيفات بالرياض

Hassanein osama said...


عزيزي العميل عندما تنتقل من منزل لاخر وتحتاج ان تنقل عفش واثاث منزلك
فعليك الاتصال بشركة متخصصة في خدمات نقل الاثاث والعفش لذلك شركة المناره افضل شركة نقل اثاث والعفش
في ازي قومت بي نقل اثاث من مكان الي اخر فقوم بي اران علي شركه المنارة
ليه خدمات المنزلية
شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
ونحن سنكون سعداء جدا إذا تواصلت معنا لتنفيذ هذه المهمة مع ضمان كامل بسلامة الاثاث الخاص بك.
شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف
نمتلك افضل عمالة مدربة علي نقل الاثاث والعفش
لان وقد اصبحت فكرة نقل الاثاث متبلورة امام عينيك فلم يعد مطلوب منك سوى اخذ قرار والاتصال بشركة نقل عفش في الدمام مناسبة تقوم بتنفيذ تلك العملية لك
شركة تنظيف بابها
تقدم لقم شركة المنارة لتنظيف المنازل ولفلل ولشوقق ول اصار ول زجاج ول رخام شركه المنارة افضل شركه في دمام شركه المنارةتقدم عمل مميز وعمل جيد وشغل نضيف ونقدم لقم ناس تبزل جهد فل عمل وقل دا في اقصا وقت تتخيل شركة المناره تقدم العرود بي منسبت عيد الفطر
شركة مكافحة حشرات بجازان
شركة المنارة تقدم افضل عمل ومضرب علي المكافحه الحشرات وفريق عمل ومميز شركة المنارة لي رش المبيادات ورشق انمل البيض ول مكافحه الحشرات شركتنا تتميز عن بقي اشركه في ازي جات تعمل صيانا لي االمنزل فقوم علي زر التصال علي شركة المناره


satu88 blog said...

thank for good sharing,....

โกลเด้นสล็อต
goldenslot
golden slot



thank for good sharing,....

โกลเด้นสล็อต
goldenslot
golden slot

กวิน ฮา said...

thank for good sharing,....

โกลเด้นสล็อต
goldenslot
golden slot
ทางเข้า goldenslot
goldenslot online

Cara Mengobati Ruam Kulit Pada Bayi said...


This article is interesting and useful. Thank you for sharing. And let me share an article about health that God willing will be very useful. Thank you :)

Cara Menghilangkan Bruntusan
Obat Penyakit Susah Kencing
Khasiat dan manfaat QnC Jelly Gamat
Cara Cepat Mengobati Amandel
Obat Sakit perut melilit paling Ampuh
Cara Mudah Menghilangkan Keloid

Unknown said...

หาตังออนไลน์
918kiss