The intent of our workshops is to help provide an experience of and explore a realm of learning possibilities using the Arts and how these can be used in working with children. It is also to challenge belief systems, push boundaries and create a symbiotic learning relationship within and with the world around. For this we introduce a vocabulary of creative arts-based techniques.
Some Workshops we have conducted
Sri Aurobindo School Of Integral Education, Chandigarh 2019
Sri Aurobindo School Of Integral Education, Chandigarh is an English-medium Co-educational school based on the principles of education as enunciated by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The school strives to provide integral and holistic education by incorporating modern tools of teaching with traditional methods of learning. We engaged with the teachers through our program ‘Mandala- Dialogue Circles through the Arts’ with workshops spanning three months.
Azim Premji University, Bangalore, 2019
Azim Premji University was established in Karnataka by the Azim Premji University Act 2010 as a not-for-profit University with a clearly stated social purpose. Our Executive Director, Gitanjali Sarangan was a speaker at the 2nd Round Table ‘Reaching out: Towards a relevant response to Mental Health’, on 5th April 2019 at Bengaluru, Karnataka organized by the Health, Development and Society Initiative, Centre for Counselling Services and Student Support Committee of Azim Premji University.
St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, 2018
St. John’s Medical College is a private religious minority medical college and hospital situated in Bangalore, established with the aim of training healthcare personnel committed to serving the poor in the margins. impART pioneered the first ever session that introduced Arts Based Therapy (ABT) as a Complementary Health Practice with the Unit of Hope and the Department of Humanities in St John’s Medical College Hospital.
Mirra, Chennai, 2018
Having seen what effective inclusion could do to children with needs, the urge to reach out to a larger section of children and schools resulted in Mirra Charitable Trust. We facilitated a session on ‘Mindfulness through the Arts’ with the 4th Batch of Shraddha, a six month certificate course conducted by Mirra, Chennai as 12 participants received their certification.
Small Wonders School, Mohali, 2018
Located in Phase 7 Mohali, Small Wonders Schools is a welcoming, bright space for children from play class to UKG. We launched our impART sessions with Small Wonders School, Mohali through our program titled ‘Creative Interventions in Re-imagining Classrooms through Dialogue Circles’.
Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi, 2018
Salaam Baalak Trust is an NGO in Delhi that aims to provide a sensitive and caring environment to street & working children and other children on the margins of society. We had the opportunity of taking our program Maitri – Caring for the Caregivers to Aasra Children home of Salaam Baalak at Najafgarh, Delhi.
Sri Aurobindo School Of Integral Education, Chandigarh 2018
Sri Aurobindo School Of Integral Education, Chandigarh is an English-medium Co-educational school in Chandigarh that strives to provide integral and holistic education by incorporating modern tools of teaching with traditional methods of learning. We got an opportunity to introduce our program ‘Mandala- Dialogue Circles through the Arts’ to a lively group of teachers.
Life Foundation-Charar-i-sharief, Kashmir 2018
Life Foundation is a private School in Charar i Sharief, Kashmir. We got the opportunity to address the passing out Tenth Grade Batch. Gitanjali Sarangan got the group to see the power of learning using the Arts with the 10th graders repeating a Tamil song. Our message to the group was to be that warrior who fights with gentleness and fearlessness outside and within. We also got to do a session with the little ones at the school.
Amrit Somani Memorial Centre, Kolkatta, 2018
Amrit Somani Memorial Center (ASMC) is a private, nonprofit intervention center in Kolkata for children with Developmental Delays. At ASMC we applied the principles of the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach autistic children in the center, home, school and community. What was interesting in this engagement was to see two absolutely different schools of thought coming together with the objective to re-imagine what it means to look at ways of creating empathetic therapeutic spaces for children with ASD. We challenged belief systems, we broke myths, we agreed to disagree and we celebrated differences. There are times in our lives where it is hard to say who is the facilitator and who is the student. One such experience where the right view precedes the method. This session in ASMC was truly in the spirit of inclusion- as we defined it to the gift of presence.