YOUNG AT ART 2018
Young at Art is an annual and unique Children’s Art festival held to celebrate the unique transformational power of Art and pays tribute to the boundless wonder and innate creativity of children. The YAA 2018 festivities commenced from 30th January, 2018 with groups of students working on ‘Memory Projects’ and continued till 3rd February 2018. ‘Atithis’, distinguished artists from various fields held workshops to guide these projects. They included Mr. Shaaz Ahmed, who made a visual narrative on storytelling using different innovative forms of experimental animation, Ms. Kanika Singh, who worked on mosaic art work, Mr. Harmeet Sodhi, who helped create powerful sculptures from recycled material, Ms. Sveta Hattangdi Kilpady who worked to create ‘a clean-up song ’ in Thumri style, Ms. Megha Madan who helped the students to create dream catchers and Shri. K.V. Gautam who helped with understanding the process of making cartoons and caricatures.
Other distinguished athithis who graced the YAA 2018 programme included Padmashri Smt Madhvi Mudgal, a classical Odissi dancer, Pt. Bhajan Sopori, a maestro and Saint of Santoor, Mr. Ranjit Lal, an award winning author of children’s books, Ms. Jaishree Sethi, a passionate story-teller and creative director of Story Ghar, Ms. Saskia Rao, a renowned cellist from Norway who is an amalgamating cello in Hindustani music, and Mr. Gauhar Raaza, a scientist and an Urdu poet of repute.