As a part of the ongoing exhibition – ‘The Euphoria of being Himmat Shah – A Continuing Journey Across Six Decades’ – a 3 day pottery workshop began at Jawahar Kala Kendra today. The workshop is being conducted in collaboration with Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi.
The workshop saw the enthusiastic participation of around 50 children from different schools such as Jayshree Periwal International School, SV Public School, Ryan International School, MPS International School, St. Edmunds, Jawahar Nagar, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram, Pratap Nagar, Jankidevi Public School and Gandhi Nagar Girls’ School. Apart from the school children, the workshop was also attended by art teachers and other art enthusiasts.
With the help of the renowned poet from Alwar, Om Prakash Galav the students made pots of different shapes as well as moulded the clay into various wall art murals. Mr. Galav also showed the students how fine and delicate the art of pottery, by dividing a pot into two halves using a thread.
The workshop is an amalgamation of both art and science and is open to people aged 15 years and above. It will be on till 30 November and is being conducted twice in a day – from 10 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 4 pm. The entry to the workshop is free of cost.
It is to be recalled that ‘The Euphoria of being Himmat Shah – A Continuing Journey Across Six Decades’ is the first ever comprehensive showing of Jaipur’s eminent artist Himmat Shah. It has been curated by Roobina Karode and will be on at the Museum Galleries of JKK till 15 December (Except Mondays and Public Holidays)