ART WALKS FOR CHILDREN | 2018

Calling young explorers to join us for Saturday walkthroughs at museums, galleries  and art neighbourhoods  in the city!  

Facilitated by Nilanjana Nandy

Open to children between the ages of 10 and 14.
Dates: All Saturdays from March 31 to May 5, 2018  
Timings: 11am – 1 pm  
Venues: Varied

Fees: Rs. 1000 for six sessions
Seats are limited and registrations are on first-come basis.
If you would like to register please write to us at info@ficart.org with the name and age of the participant. 


FICA ‘Art walks for Children’ is a series of six sessions, to be conducted by Nilanjana Nandy at museums, galleries and art neighbourhoods. The Saturday sessions will introduce children to exciting exhibitions currently on view and are designed to attune young minds to art.  

We invite children to engage with artworks through a variety of mediums and modalities, and focus on educational experiences beyond what is taught at school, in order to foster curious and creative minds. The walkthroughs will double up as interactive sessions where children will be explore the exhibitions via hands-on exercises and fun games on site. 

The aim of these walkthroughs is to make art more accessible to children in terms of both content and first-hand interaction, and engage with it in a non-hierarchical fashion where conversation and play is emphasised. It will explore the potential of art spaces as places of learning.

Through the series, we aim to make this experience of visiting art exhibitions art more holistic, engaging, and imaginative for children.    

SCHEDULE:

March 31, 2018: Crafts Museum
Visiting the special exhibition A Search in Five Directions
In collaboration with Devi Art Foundation
Venue: Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Marg, New Delhi

April 7, 2018: FICA Reading Room 
Body and Movement
Venue: S 17, Khirki Extension, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi

April 14, 2018: National Gallery of Modern Art
Museum Collection
Venue: 1 Jaipur House, New Delhi

April 21, 2018: Talwar Gallery 
Liquid Lake Mountain, solo exhibition
by A Balasubramaniam
Venue: C 84, Neeti Bagh, New Delhi

April 28, 2018: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Step Inside and you are no longer a stranger, a Retrospective by Vivan Sundaram
Venue: South Court Mall, Behind Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi

May 5, 2018: Vadehra Art Gallery
Remembering the Present, a group exhibition
Venue: D 53, Defence Colony, New Delhi

* Schedule is subject to changes. We will keep participants informed about this. 

About the Facilitator:
Nilanjana Nandy is a visual artist and educator with over eight years of experience in teaching and working with students. She graduated with a specialisation in Painting from MS University of Baroda, one of the premier arts institutions in India, and has carried forward the critical approach that the school is known for through her own work. She believes in using art education to create points of deliberation, make connections and generate enthusiasm, in order to help children learn through exploration, play and processes. As an art educator she has worked with several schools in Delhi and NCR including St. Mary's, BTWS, Suncity World School; conducted workshops at Sriram School, IILM Institute; worked as visiting faculty at College of Art, Delhi and Sushant School of Art and Architecture. In her own artistic career she is deeply involved in developing projects with children.