Artists tell their stories through their art. This summer we shared stories from the lives of these artists and then explored their art in fun projects. The Artists we chose were –
Andy Warhol ……Jackson Pollock……S.H. Raza…….Jamini Roy
Each of their styles make for very interesting projects for children. We all had so much fun talking about artists, what art means to them and watching art from their perspective. This workshop was for children 4 to 7 years about artists, their stories , books and projects that were just perfect for this age group.
Sharing the fun we had when children met S.H. Raza.
Above: Snapshots from our presentation
And it started with a Bindu!
We asked – ‘What does a ‘Bindu’ mean to you?’ And the answers ? Well…
- My mother’s bindi
- The planets, the sun and the moon
- A dot with my pen
- a dot-to-dot book
- the centre
- the black circle in your eye!
Once they started, the children had much too much to say about the Bindu! Prints of his works were all over the library, the geometric shapes, colours, structure and the bindu and most of all S.H. Raza’s story was the inspiration that allowed children to think about art and expressing their feelings through it!
One of the best series of books on artists, Raza’s Bindu by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai (Publisher : Scholastic) is an absolutely fantastic book on the artist and his work. Interspersed with creative activity sheets that encourage children to think, this is not only a superb book on an artist but an amazing teaching resource!
Take a look at the children’s interpretation of Raza’s Art!
Getting started on our work of art!
This is your Bindu. Tell us what you are creating !
This is half moon and half sun. Rising and setting at the same time!
Some of us could not wait to go back!! And yet some were eager to display their artwork
The artists series at the library for the different age groups has always been a wonderful learning experience for us, the children and their caregivers!
Keep watching this space for more on artists!
Introduce the Artist …..Show the artwork…..Talk about inspirations……discuss personal preferences……and Styles……share the stories……Make A Connect!