ART WALKS FOR CHILDREN | 2018
A series of walk-throughs and art/crafts sessions for explorers at museums, galleries and art neighbourhoods in the city every Saturday!
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
FICA ‘Art walks for Children’ was organised as a series of six sessions, conducted by Nilanjana Nandy at museums, galleries and art neighbourhoods. The Saturday sessions intended to introduce children to exciting exhibitions on view and were designed to attune young minds to art.
The children engaged with artworks through a variety of mediums and modalities, and focueds on educational experiences beyond what is taught at school, in order to foster curious and creative minds. The walk-throughs also doubled up as interactive sessions where children explored the exhibitions via hands-on exercises and fun games on site.
The aim of these walk-throughs was 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 was emphasised. It explored the potential of art spaces as places of learning.
Through the series, we aimed to make this experience of visiting art exhibitions art more holistic, engaging, and imaginative for children.
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
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
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.