KHEL KHEL MEIN ART
“On the floor I am more at ease, I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally “in the painting”.
Khel khel mein art is an endeavour to add fun and frolic to creativity through art. It’s a journey of fantastical elements, expressions and reflection of thought processes, which enhances one’s individuality as an artist. Delhi Public School, Pune engaged in many such group activities in which each one’s lines and colours were automatically being elaborated into a composition. We celebrated Khel Khel Mein Art from 23rd to 29th March 2019.
It tells a story that binds the work together in a context. There is a thirst for freedom and an enthusiastic readiness to face challenges, and try and learn from shortcomings. Achievement and contentment are no longer linked to winning and losing. Instead the process, play and learning thereby become significant. The works done throughout the year wove a story and allowed each student to understand oneself and the world around them.
The natural instinct of both children and adults alike is to scribble and doodle on any available surface from the corner of a notebook. Doodling is an act of spontaneity form and freedom of expression with any medium.
“Snakes and Ladders” is an activity, which involves throwing colours with a sense of liberation from forms. Children actively participated with free body movements and dynamism.
Chessboard is a project that takes inspiration from the game itself. This installation mirrors the atmosphere of a battlefield. The children created characters with symbolic representation of king, queen, elephants, camels, horses and soldiers. Mexican art is a traditional form of art and craft that talks about how people in Mexico think and what they do and what is of importance to them. In the same way, young bubbly minds revolve around playfulness, energy, enthusiasm and agility. Every art work has something to say. It communicates with the viewers and allows interaction and interpretation. They have tried depiction and exploration. Hence it was a very enriching and learning experience for the students and teachers.