3-days workshop held on Installation Art
Chandigarh: The Department of Fine Arts and Horticulture Committee of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India, organised a three-day skill development workshop on ‘Installation Art’.
The workshop aimed to hone the students’ skills in installation art while promoting sustainable practices by teaching students to create installation art using waste material and cement.
Dr. Pooja Sharma, Head of the Fine Arts Department and Ms. Robina, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts were the resource persons for the workshop.
The participants learnt to create different formations using cement like big leaves, foot prints, tortoise, lady bugs and mushrooms.
A waterfall effect was given by using curtains dipped in cement mixture. Soft toys like teddy bears and parrot were also dipped in cement mixture and settled on a fallen tree. Pots of different sizes were painted with different colours and styles which were installed on the fallen tree.
An oversized swan was made with cement, truck tyre and stones in which planters were planted to complete the garden look. The participants were also taught the technique of lippan art using shilpkar, colours and mirrors. Different motifs were made on the entrance door of Fine Arts Lab like, fish, elephants, flowers, peacocks, etc.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava lauded this initiative for honing the artistic skills of the students. She added that such intensive hands-on workshops not only help students gain insights on the nuances of the topic but also makes them adept in the practice of that particular skill.