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    As a part of an experiment related to Art and Storytelling this trip was about doing a series of Art workshops with the Pahadi tribal children fr… Read More
    As a part of an experiment related to Art and Storytelling this trip was about doing a series of Art workshops with the Pahadi tribal children from the village of Khun, Himachal Pradesh. Read Less
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 Khun, Himachal Pradesh
Making stories and learning art, 6000 feet above sea level.
 
After Ladakh, this was the most beautiful place where I conducted art workshops. I lived in a local homestay on a steep hill, and walked 1.5 kms to the school downhill, everyday. This was a part of an experimental project at IDC, IIT Bombay in association with Tata Centre for Technology and Design. Coniferous trees, blue skies, mountains, wild flowers, fruits, animals and the daily life of the locals were all reflected in stories that the children wrote and images they drew. The children remain playful, cheeky and bright but unambitious and unaware of the pleasures of art, music, reading and travelling. However, teaching art requires no effort with children. These images show snippets of stories they drew, art they created, games they played and a wall that we painted together.
The wiew from the car, on the way to Khun.
Students of the Goverment School at Khun village, posing.
The Pre - Primary and Primary class students.
Happy faces and happy fishes.
The Rainbow Fishes.
Queuing up for the art activity sessions.
Pond - House - Trees - Birds - Clouds - Rainbow - Butterflies - Village - Girl - Boy ... and the word chain continues.
Woooaaaaahh!
Making a self portrait.
Look at my plaits!
Pebbles painted.
Writing words with different tools.
Students painting the school wall, with me.
Girl Power!
Rajinder's granny who I used to meet everyday on my way to school.
She is as strong as an ox with the most gentle looking eyes.
Finally, after a week of work...
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