PARTNER A MASTER Artist-Mentor program is an initiative of the Art1st Foundation that explores the notion of creativity as applied imagination for children in private and public schools. As an ongoing collaboration, the Mohile Parikh Center offers its expertise as the education partner for this initiative, to explore and advocate the role of art and creativity in education. This annual project entails introducing children to artist studios as spaces of imaginative learning, discovery and transformative thinking. Contemporary artists and children work together on projects through workshops that open out processes of art-making through different mediums, methods and concepts. In such an interactive environment of learning, young children are able to understand that contemporary art is part of a cultural dialogue that concerns contextual frameworks of personal and cultural identities.
This exhibition is the outcome of the art workshops that took place with thirteen children from private and public schools between August 2013 and March 2014 with emerging and established artists of India.
Artists/Mentors (Mumbai): Anpu Varkey, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Tanuja Rane, Vishaka Apte, Reena Kallat, Prajakta Potnis
The opening of the exhibition on April 23 will be accompanied by an introduction to the Partner a Master program, children’s presentations and conversations with teachers, parents, principals, artists and other stakeholders in the art education sector. The main focus will be on the learning processes/outcomes from the interactive workshops and the transformative potential of art, through the portfolio of the children.
The exhibition will be open to public viewing on April 24 and 25 from 11.00am - 6.00pm.