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Swami and Friends - Art based Workshops

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Champaca Bookstore, Library, Cafe
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About the workshops

The joy of Anubhava is organizing a series of workshops where we invite you to deep-dive into one of R.K.Narayan's best classics- Swami & Friends. We are offering you three workshops where we use different art forms in each workshop to explore the book through a fun and experiential manner. Join us as we delve into the book using drawing, writing, music, theatre, and storytelling. Curious to understand the book better and share your opinion with others? Then, this series of workshops is just the right place for you!! Participants will be able to expand their creativity, collaborate with others, and gain critical thinking & problem-solving skills.

Participants have the option of choosing one workshop based on the art-forms that interest them or take advantage of an early bird offer to attend all three workshops. Register on or before 20th December 2019 to avail of the early bird offer! We request you to read/skim the book before you attend the workshops to have the full and most useful experience. What are you waiting for? The world of Swami and Friends awaits you- dive in and enjoy. We cant wait to experience the book with you!!!

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  • 27th December 2019 (Drawing & Photos)
  • 28th December 2019 (Music & Theatre)
  • 29th December 2019 (Storytelling & Writing)

Age group: 9 to 13 years

About the organization

The joy of Anubhava seeks to solve the problem of lack of critical thinking in India today by using arts and literature at the heart of the solution. Our solution is to design and implement an art-based, program where we use different art forms to explore books and reading in a joyful and critical manner. We aim to develop the participant's 21st Century and Social & Emotional skills through our program.

About the facilitators

Anand Srinivasan has been working in the field of Data Science and Technology for the past ten years. He has wide experience in data visualization and digital information technology. Apart from this, he is also an avid painter and a percussionist, particularly specializing in Mridangam. He has always wanted to promote reading across different age groups and enhance experiences in cultural centres. His favourite authors include R.K. Narayan, Enid Blyton, Jeffrey Archer, Robin Cook, & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  He has a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.

Poorvaja Prakash has been working in the field of education and development for the past eight years. She has experience in monitoring & evaluation, research, training, curriculum design, and capacity building in India and other developing nations. Apart from this, she has published articles in the field of education, and has actively participated in public speaking and debating.

She is passionate about progressive education and building 21st Century and Social and Emotional skills in children and adults. She also loves reading autobiographies. She holds a master's degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, and in Development Management from the London School of Economics, UK.

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Champaca Bookstore, Library, Cafe 7/1, Edward Road, Off, Queens Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052, India
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