World Autism Awareness Month
World Autism Awareness Month
OUTREACH | ART EDUCATION
12 April, New Delhi Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is commemorating World Autism Awareness Month, a month dedicated to understanding, accepting, and empowering people with autism around the world. KNMA has organised a series of workshops designed specifically for students and children on the autism spectrum in collaboration with Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, New Delhi.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication.
Planned over a period of 20 days, the workshops are divided into six sessions designed to appeal to autistic children of all ages and includes sponge painting lessons, button art, clay sculpture lessons, leaf printing along with some fun fluid art activities. The workshop includes:
Using sponge painting technique, young learners will experiment with colours and create an exquisite summer landscape inspired by Atul Dodiya's artworks.
Kids will experiment with bright, colourful buttons to make a mesmerising craft piece.
PLAY WITH CLAY
Children will learn to shape out three-dimensional forms using modelling clay in a unique way.
NATURE PRINTS (LEAF PRINTING)
Using pop art leaf printing process, children will produce a vibrant artwork that will help them enhance their creativity.
FUN FLUID ART
Kids will enhance their creativity by making a wonderful abstract art by pouring beautiful, bright colours on canvas resulting in formation of unique patterns.
Young learners will make a dazzling dot painting by getting creative with cotton swabs and colours to create a fun artwork.
As part of the programming, the museum is also hosting a display of ten artworks by brilliant artists on the autistic spectrum to demonstrate that autism is not a barrier to creativity and to encourage and inspire visiting students with their inspirational and uplifting stories. This reflects the museum's efforts to raise awareness of the importance of art for autistic individuals, as well as to inspire and support differently-abled artists.
Participating artists are Satvik Sharma, Ujjwal Sharma, and Arshdeep Singh.
Satvik Sharma started to paint at the young age of 10. His four-year-old journey so far has been inspired by Albert Einstein who just like Satvik, was thought to be on the autism spectrum. His artistic abilities are both remarkable and reassuring. His unique ability to paint with both hands and to paint with multiple brushes at a time and thus creating amazing artwork fetched him a Delhi Government State award for exceptional achievement in the field of creativity by a person with disabilities and a Talent hunt award “Autistic Marvel” by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Ujjwal Sharma is a twenty four year old young man who is a self-reliant, freelance Graphic Designer. He has an eye for details and looks for perfection. His drawings and sketches give an effect of 3-D perception. Ujjwal learns better through one on one interaction as he is extremely sensitive to the environmental stimuli; especially sounds. Ujjwal has shown constant progress by developing his social understanding and towards his work. He likes being appreciated and acknowledges the same by doing better work.
Arshdeep Singh is exceptionally creative and confident as a person and he speaks about his work process with spontaneity and artistic impulse, which shows how decisive is his aspiration as an artist. He started dreaming and creating his artistic world since his childhood. When he was just 14, he picked up his pencil to create innovative characters of his favourite brilliant stories. In such young age, as he is 18 now, he has appeared to be an artist, animator, storyteller and dreamer doing multitasking to achieve his own creative destination and offer a unique visual presentation for the young viewers.
Dates: 7th - 26th April 2022
Venue:KIRAN NADAR MUSEUM OF ART
145, DLF South Court Mall, Saket
New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Timing: 10:30 A.M - 6:30 P.M
Days: Tuesday – Sunday