• Drawing Sheets
• All Art & Craft Material
• Potter’s Wheel & Clay
• Seeds & Pots for gardening
• Musical instruments
• Music for Dance
• Children may bring water bottles from home. They are not required to bring anything else.
• Participation Certificates will be given to the children after the workshop.
• There will be a performance by the children for the parents on the last day of the workshop: May 27, 2018. All the handicrafts created by the children will be displayed, and later gifted to the children.
• Develop an appreciation for Indian arts and culture
• Hone creativity and skills
• Personality development
• Boost in self-confidence
• Talent recognition
• Learn to interact in groups
• On the whole, a fun learning process for kids and the teachers
• Vocal (Short Indian Classical Music compositions, folk songs, children’s songs, patriotic songs)
• Display of – and introduction to – various musical instruments
(The children will get a chance to see different musical instruments like the sitar, tabla, harmonium, tanpura and others up close and get their feel)
• Introductory classes to various Indian classical dance-forms including Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi.
• Folk dances
• Dance to children’s songs
• Basic yoga exercises
• Breathing exercises
• Surya Namaskar
We believe it is a great idea to introduce children to exercise routines at a young age. This enables them to maintain their flexibility and stay fit over the years.
Art & Craft, Painting, Rangoli making
Lecture-Demonstrations & performances –
Various vocal music, instrumental music and dance presentations for children by experts, followed by an interactive session with the children.
Exposure to various Indian art forms – it is rare to find the chance of watching all of them live in one place! Also, a wonderful opportunity for the children to ask questions and interact with artistes.
Pottery – Work with clay on the potter’s wheel.
Some of us have had this enjoyable exprience as kids, and remember it very fondly. We are keen to create similar opportunities for gen-next, through interactions with experts from Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, who will work especially with the children.
Story-telling sessions –
Teaching values of life to kids through entertaining stories from the Panchatantra/ Jataka Kathas and many more mythological tales.
Theatre/ Play –
Using stories and text, music and dance to make short plays. Group activity makes a child stronger, helps in building confidence and develops personality. Apart from individual participation, we want the kids to learn how to work in groups. The world today promotes competition and emphasizes on the individual. Much as we realize the significance of this, we also want our children to recognize the strength of togetherness and the joy that comes with it. During the workshop, our focus will not be on competition but rather on working and learning together, enjoying the process and being happy at others’ success as well as one’s own. These values seem to be getting lost in today’s time. If future generations are to have inner contentment, then these values are best instilled at an early age.
Importance of growing trees & plants –
With the bombardment of technology and machines, we are losing touch with the environment. Thus, we want to teach children to sow seeds that gradually grow into bigger plants. Each child will plant a seed in a small vase, which will be gifted to the child at the end of the workshop. There is a sense of satisfaction that such an activity brings about.
Rs7000/- (all inclusive)
This includes all the art & craft material, refreshments, drinks, etc.
The fees from Gunjan will go directly into covering the expenses of the workshop. The remaining amount, if any, will go towards providing similar opportunities for underprivileged children.
Fees should be paid in cash at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi along with the filled form (which will be provided there). The registration will only be valid once the payment is made, and you will be provided with a receipt for the same. Kindly bring a copy of the birth certificate and a passport size photo of the child for registration.
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi is one of the
oldest cultural institutions of the country that has been
imparting training in Indian classical music and dance to
several generations for over 75 years. It was started by
Pt Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya, and is currently headed
by Pt Madhup Mudgal. The minimum age for admission
in our school is 8 years. Over the years, we have had
several enquiries for workshops for younger kids. Last
year, we decided to take the initiative by launching
‘Gunjan’, which generated an overwhelming response.
In this day and age of technology, it has become a task to keep children away from smart phones, internet, video games, etc. Through this workshop, we aim to expose young children to various Indian arts and other creative activities in a way that they are engaged, excited and entertained while learning. We would like this endeavour to be a fun-filled experience of learning and creation for the kids. It is common to find workshops that teach one activity to the child, but we have structured Gunjan in a manner that it is multifaceted and allows children to explore myriad activities in one place. This is a platform where children can discover their unique interests, talents as well as their strengths. This will also help you decide which activity your child would like to pursue on growing up.
Our faculty for Gunjan consists of experts with previous experience of teaching and interacting with young children. We shall do our best to make this experience a memorable one. We want to give the participants all we can, and we want them to take back all they can….