Young children need constant mental stimulation, through creative, academic and physical outlets. During a long break from school, the need to find new and innovative methods of stimulation increases. Hence, the art workshop, organized by Facebook parenting group Mommy A-Z, in collaboration with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, was well-timed with my son’s winter vacation.
With Pia Desai Pasricha of Facebook Parenting Group Mommy A-Z
This online community of parents is a genuinely supportive parenting space. One can ask any parenting-related (and sometimes general) question, to which one will receive a wide spectrum of answers, allowing one to make an informed decision. Are you wondering about schools, extra-curricular activities, dietary issues, where to travel, or reviews of a particular product? Mommy A-Z is your one stop destination. I urge you to join the community if you’re a parent (details below).
Apart from general discussion, the group organizes informative events, that also serve to connect like-minded parents. I’ve previously attended workshops on mindful parenting by Dr. Anupam Sibal, post-partum weight loss, raising emotionally balanced children, and recognizing development milestones in children (click on each topic to read more on it). “The Art Jam” was organized by Mommy A-Z, to introduce parents to this wonderful resource at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi.
THE KIRAN NADAR MUSEUM OF ART (KNMA):
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi is India’s first private, modern and contemporary art museum. It’s known for introducing the best in India’s contemporary art scene, to the general public. I’ve previously attended an exhibit by artist Vivan Sundaram, and an exhibition of works by underprivileged children organized by NGO Artreach India (click here to read more). The space is ideal for big functions, like the recent Felicitation Ceremony for The Habitats Trust Grant (click to read more).
Currently, the museum is showcasing the works of renowned Gond Tribal artist Jangarh Singh Shyam. His unique and colourful style, will appeal to children and adults alike. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed a walk through the exhibit.
As part of their efforts in spreading a love of art, the KNMA holds free art workshops every Saturday for children, and their parents/guardians. These workshops provide art material to be used for various art forms, and use an interactive method of teaching and engaging children. Workshops for adults are also organized periodically, on request (details below).
THE ART JAM- MOMMY A-Z x KNMA:
Held on a Thursday afternoon, the event had a large and enthusiastic attendance. Three tables designated to materials, were divided according to age groups. Ages 1-3 were encouraged to stick paper cut-outs and buttons on a canvas; ages 4-6 could choose between painting a canvas or a glass surface; and children above 6 could paint a pre-drawn canvas, or pots, among other craft activities. As with all things arty, rules didn’t apply, and most kids chose whatever activity their heart desired. For nearly two hours, the young children were wholeheartedly engaged in their work.
Delicious snacks were provided by ‘ZaZaMi by Sabina’, a catering service specializing in kid’s birthday parties (details below).
Rinilita, Priyanka and Somya from KNMA conducted the workshop very competently; drawing on canvases and glass surfaces to be painted on; as well as patiently answering questions.
Materials for art work according to age groups
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THESE WORKSHOPS:
These workshops are an ideal introduction to the world of art. Children can explore various art forms, and discover their own specific talents. It’s also a fun weekly activity to do as a family. Adults looking for a creative outlet will appreciate these workshops too. Do read all details below if you’re interested to know more.
INFORMATION TO KNOW:
Location: 145, DLF South Court Mall, Saket
WEEKLY ART WORKSHOPS AT KNMA:
Day & Time: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*All pictures are taken on my phone. Copyright belongs to nooranandchawla.
**This is not a sponsored post.
Looks like a lot of fun!
It was! You should take your kids too 🙂
I completely agree that not only the kids but we as parents also do need to attend such workshops. I, can see how happy these little ones are & they seem to be enjoying the activities a lot. Wonderful initiative for sure.
Wow. This is such a therapeutic workshop for both mommy and baby. My daughter loves to visit such workshops, I am going to check out the Facebook parenting group for sure. thanks to the organizers, a great way to stimulate creativity in little one.
Its really nice workshops where children get initiated in the realm of art making with the help of innovative and thought provoking activities …
Such a fun time your son seemed to have! Even I run a facebook group here and keep on organizing many events. It’s always a delight to meet virtual friends in real. Lovely initiative by Mommy A-Z…
Art is a great way to stimulate and encourage the creativity that comes so naturally to kids. Nice to see the involvement of the Kiran Nadar Museum in this community initiative.
encouraging kids to take part in such workshops is so important. not only it enhances their creative approach but helps in social bonding and developments. Great to know such work by KN museum. I am surely gonna take my little one when I am at Mom’s In Delhi next month
This is really a good initiative. Not only kids but we parents too need to attain such creative workshops. I can see the kids are so happy.
This is such a nice way to introduce art to the children’s i too agree parents should also visit such workshops.Will surely try to visit this workshop with my kids
Such a lovely post it is. These workshops are blessings for kids as they learn so much. Not just them but it also helps parents to bond with kids as well.
We have been at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and it will always hold a special place for some quality and crafty moments in my and my child’s life. These workshops are great for kids to enhance their skills.
This is a great way to introduce various forms of art to the children’s. I will surely visit this workshop with my kids. Thanks for sharing this article.
Such kind of workshops really helps to introduce various forms of art to children. They can discover joy of art while attending these workshops. You never know if they become really passionate about a form of art later.
This is really good workshop for both mommy and baby. totally agree that this is interesting way to teach. this is very good post.
These workshop are really great for kids and parents. Creativity, Fun ,learning and bonding at one place what else one need . I am planning and will visit this museum this weekend for sure
Encouraging kids to participate in such workshops is the best way to bring out the creativity in them. There’s nothing like art to improve concentration and focus.
That’s a really great way to introduce art to the kids. Such workshops are really run for both the kids and their parents.
Looks like you had an amazing time im Delhi. The workshop looks interesting and fun for kids. This will help them to learn, grow and focus. Thanks for sharing this article.
I live in Delhi dear and this is a weekly workshop so anyone can attend 🙂