Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A Treasure Trove of Art

When students attempt to capture the essence of any art form and they succeed in doing a fair job, then it is the ultimate result of experiential learning. Simply teaching Fine Arts without making students touch, feel, mould and make the art form would be simply akin to rote memorization! Experiential Pedagogy does result in a better understanding of the topic or unit being taught.
When the students of my school presented a treasure trove of arts which this month, it was something which opened my eyes to the talent of young learners!The creativity and understanding of arts displayed by the students of this wonderful school (which believes in Experiential Learning)  has proved that pedagogy based on Experiential Learning  does help elicit the best in students! I was amazed to see the exhibits displayed in the amphitheatre that I couldn’t help but take a few photographs. The photographs are a depiction of how seriously the students of fine arts took their subject!
A picture can speak a thousand words, so how much can pictures speak? A Mural might depict an entire Epic in the most accurate form possible. This is perhaps also a good way of getting students to know more or our rich culture!
But then to accurately re-create an ancient art form is equivalent to showing an understanding of how the people thought and felt, how they lived, and probably how they worked. It goes without saying that Art transcends ages, castes, religion!Art in all its forms help us connect to each other.
Aesthetics and the theory of proportions can be learned only through working on an art form. In this case, this work, made creatively out of sandpaper all all about proportions:
Somehow, art forms seem to transcend Geographical boundaries and it looks like this depiction of the Trimurti might have some kind of similarity in the Latin American Culture?

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