On the 13th of November 2014, at the Badminton Court, the Art Club conducted a rather retrospective event – “Back to school!” which was very well received, as a preclude to the Children’s Day.
Abhishek Dhand reports…
“Being creative is not a hobby. It’s a way of life.”
We, the students of ICT, proved the same at the ‘Back to School’ event organised by the Art Club of ICT.
When was the last time you had your hands dirty in clay – and paint? Soaking in the nostalgia of those childhood memories, the Art Club reminisced the old days by organising a pottery workshop wherein every individual was given a chance to showcase his/her moulding and creative skills at the potter’s wheel. Supervised by the very skillful craftsmen and co-ordinators, the event was a grand success with the participation of large number of students from every branch and year of the institute. The workshop was a hand on experience right from slamming the clay onto to the wheel, controlling it from flying out, squeezing it into a shape and moulding it to enhance its beauty.
The event commenced around 4:30 pm at the badminton court and continued till around 7:00. There was an ambience of innovation and art mingled with imagination.
Simultaneously, another event was transpiring whereby every student indulged in making a masterpiece to mark the love of the institute towards art and craft.
The bizarre thing about the canvas masterpiece was that paint brushes were not allowed and that everyone had to use their hands to get the art out of it. There was a sense of teamwork and the spirit of fine arts all round – of course intermingled with a sense of childlike simplicity and joviality.
As rightly stated by someone, “The most important factor for art is not about knowing it but it is about loving it. If you enjoy your art, the end product will always be something you want to treasure.”
The final masterpiece was splendid and marvellous enough to leave all the spectators spellbound and enthralled by the way it was created. The fact that the poster was made without using any of the painting tools except for hands was indeed something that everyone was boasting of.
The Art Club and the students of ICT are grateful to the KuprKabi Foundation for assisting them with the pottery workshop especially on the wheel.
In the aftermath of this, we spoke to Juhi Chaudhari, the Arts Secretary of the institute who said, “I always wanted art to reach those people who thought that it is all just drawing and painting and they will not be able to do it! The event was designed in such a way that anyone and everyone could participate and make lovely pieces of art. Looking at the smiles on the faces of so many students – and a few professors – I feel, mission accomplished (well, almost!). A huge shout out to our GS, CS and Treasurer without who this would not be possible to achieve – and of course to all the volunteers and the students who thronged the badminton court in huge numbers to participate!”