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LET START ART: DECEMBER 2018

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Let's Start Art sessions this month were conducted under the theme of The Winter Season and Family Pictures. The first set of workshops started in the first week of the month and we asked the students to draw their family photo. 

A number of 162 students from 10 schools attended these workshops.


LET'S START ART: NOVEMBER 2018

Let's Start Art
The month of November started with the Diwali holidays and extended till the festival of Chhath (छठ), so the students came back to their schools after a long break full of celebrations and sweets. The first set of Let's Start Art sessions were conducted to make the students document their experience of the festivals.  The students made drawings of decorated houses, Rangoli (colorful patterns made outside the house), Diwali celebration and Chhath rituals. 

LET'S START ART: OCTOBER 2018

Let's Start Art: Water Conservation
Water, one of the most important natural resources, is diminishing rapidly, and we need to work towards saving it immediately. In the month of October, the first set of Let's Start Art workshops were conducted to make the students aware of Water Conservation and to instigate ideas of saving water into their minds. 
The second set of workshops were conducted after the Dussehra holidays, and we asked the students to draw their experience at the Dussehra fair. The students made adorable drawings of Ravana, the Rakshasa king of Lanka.

Let's Start Art: September 2018

Teachers' Day Card
In India, the 5th day of September is celebrated as Teachers' Day, in the memory of the country's former Vice-President Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. So, the theme of the first set of Let's Start Art sessions was Teachers' Day in which we asked the students to make greeting cards for their teachers.  The teachers were equally grateful to receive the adorable greeting cards as the students were to make those. 

Let's Start Art: August 2018

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What do you know about an agricultural farm?

The first set of Let's Start Art sessions for the month of August started with this question. Around 130 students from 5 Govt. Primary Schools in Varanasi attended the workshops. 

All the students had their own element of fascination from the farms. Some of the students were fascinated by the scarecrows, while others couldn't get over the tube wells, sowing, and techniques of planting rice. It was surprising that the students, who have never been introduced to the methods of crop production and management, have observed such details on their own.