Mapping Stories With Art

Interactive Workshop Series For Children

Who can join
Learners between the ages of 10 – 14 years

How to join
Please note that seats are limited and the registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
So register here, now!
Last date to register: 2nd August 2020

8 August, 2020 - 29 August, 2020
Zoom Online Sessions

Join us for this exciting new workshop series over Zoom where we explore the art of storytelling through the eyes of a graphic novelist, a puppeteer, a theatre artist and a heritage professional. 

We’re hosting four one-hour workshops on every Saturday of August:

8th August, 11 am – 12 pm
Becoming Your Own Superheroes with Ita Mehrotra

15th August, 11 am – 12 pm
Re-imagining Your Space with Art Walks Mumbai

22nd August, 11 am – 12 pm
Moving Portraits with Anurupa Roy

29th August, 11 am – 12 pm
Weaving Stories with Akhshay Gandhi

 

About the Facilitators
& the Workshops

 

Becoming Your Own Superheroes with Ita Mehrotra

Ita is a comics maker, arts educator and researcher. Her non-fiction comics, often based on inspiring leaders, people’s movements and life experiences, have been published by Yoda Press, Goethe Institute, Zubaan Books, thewire.in, popula.com among others and have been exhibited widely. Ita also leads ‘Artreach India’ a non-profit organisation that brings transformative art programmes to children, young people and women from marginalised communities across India. 

The aim of this workshop is to learn the basic structure and language of how images and words come together to tell stories through the comics/graphic narrative format. At the end of the session, each participant will have created their own short comic book!

 

Re-imagining Your Space with Art Walks Mumbai

Art Walks Mumbai is the brainchild of Alisha Sadikot and Nishita Zachariah, two history, art and walking enthusiasts with a passion for sharing insights into the world of art and heritage. They’ve worked together for several years creating and leading learning and outreach programmes at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum the city museum and believe that art, and opportunities to learn from and be inspired by it, is for everyone. 

The advantage of being cooped up at home is you’re forced to look at your surroundings anew. We delve into the MAP collection and discover works that interpret spaces and places through their own filter. We then use our own skills to transform a scene around us into a work of art. 

 

Moving Portraits with Anurupa Roy

Anurupa Roy is a puppeteer, puppet theatre director & puppet designer. She is the Founder & Managing Trustee of The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust. She has trained in puppetry with Neville Tranter at the Figurenteater Kollleg, Bochum, Germany. She has directed over 25 puppet performances for Katkatha, TIE Company and NSD. She is currently the General Secretary of UNIMA India and on the Puppetry Committee of Sangeet Natak Academy.

The workshop explores material theatre through museum artefacts. Participants work with images from the museum and respond to them with materials like paper, steel, plastic and any other everyday object found in a regular household, in an attempt to weave stories. For this particular workshop, the focus is on the theme of portraits. 

 

Weaving Stories with Akhshay Gandhi

Akhshay is a theatre practitioner & storyteller, whose work has been performed at various prestigious venues like Stanford, UCLA, Spoken Fest, Mumbai International Storytelling Festival to name a few. He is an alumni of SITI Company, New York, Odin Theatre Laboratory, Denmark and BITS-Pilani. He is currently the artistic director of Still Space Theatre, Bangalore and facilitates training in voice, speaking, storytelling & theatre.

The workshop will begin with a kaavad* performance by the facilitator, following which there will be games to open up the body, mind & imagination. Finally the participants will look at images from the museum’s collection to create short narratives and perform a skit around them.

*The kaavad is a portable shrine made in the form of a painted wooden box. It is native to Rajasthan and is used for genealogical record keeping and mythological storytelling.

 

Session Documentation

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