Art Pickles to hold storytelling workshop for children
The two-day event will introduce children to the fables of India – Panchtantra, Hitopdesha, and Jataka – and also familiarise them with the techniques of storytelling.
Buoyed by the overwhelming response to its first workshop “Fables of India” held at Oxford Bookstore earlier this year, Art Pickles is back with another one in the Capital in June end.
An online/offline platform for promoting art, culture & literature, Art Pickles is run by a team of three – Sujit Sanyal (writer, blogger, author with an experience of more than 45 years in advertising), Subhojit Sanyal (Art Pickles’ creative force) and Anushree Ghosh (writer and actor).
Talking more about the workshop, Ghosh says, “It is an effort to introduce the world of stories to the children; where they can meet the Baghiras and Mowglis of the world and expand the horizon of their imagination with the stories from Panchatantra, Hitopadesha, and Jataka.”
Earlier, Art Pickles in collaboration with Social and Development Research and Action Group (SADRAG) had organised a storytelling workshop for children at Pari Chowk, Greater Noida.
The major takeaways for children attending such workshops are many feel organisers. As Sujit, who will be conducting the workshop along with Ghosh, says, “Children pay more attention when lessons are taught in the form of stories. Children also remember facts easily if they are able to relate it to a story, can easily interpret the wise lessons from the fables when they find similar examples in life and when enacted with gestures, stories help develop visual senses.”
Apart from introducing the kids to the fables of India, the workshop will also help familiarise them with the techniques of storytelling. “It will help children understand the difference between fables, fairy tales, and folk tales, learn the elements of a good story and help them understand the use of gestures and expressions while storytelling,” adds Ghosh.
The Fables of India
Venue: D 20, South Extension I, New Delhi
Dates: 22nd & 23rd June, 2019
Time: 10 am – 12 noon, and 5 pm – 7 pm (both the days); Participants can choose any of the slots
Cost: Rs 500 for a 2-hour session (includes refreshment)
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