Education through art camps

Aug 06, 2013, 05:38 IST | The Centrestage Team

Rouble Nagi Art Foundation celebrates the transformative power of arts to inspire creativity, equality and unity through itsupcoming art exhibitions across the globe.

Through one of the best intiatives of the foundation, each year a selection of young and aspiring artists are chosen for a touring exhibition, which travels across the globe. Artists who cannot exhibit due to financial or physical restrictions are sponsored by the foundation. Handicapped artists have always been a part of past exhibitions and the foundation plans to promote them in the future as well.

Artist Rouble Nagi interacting with children from the art camp

The exhibitions mainly address the importance of empowering dreams and transforming lives. The versatility of the exhibition attracts attention of famous figures globally. Rouble said, “The known are already known it’s the unknown who need recognition for their talent”.

The foundation’s art camps started in 2007, and were created to give underprivileged children an equal social platform to interact with the society. Rouble further adds, “Underprivileged children are mostly distanced from mainstream education, disruptive or withdrawn and mostly avoid going to school.

Our camps are held at municipal schools and different slums to encourage children not to skip school, and to highlight that learning can be fun. In the last six years we have demonstrated that in a caring and creative environment the most problematic children can ‘learn and achieve through art’. The artworks created by these children will also be going for auctions at selected cities in India and abroad.”

This year RNAF is sponsoring an art exhibition in Mumbai and will showcase the works of children who attended the camp. She adds, “This year we visited Kashmir and villages in rural Maharashtra we have introduced our ‘Fun Learning With Art’ curriculum to children. I would tell everyone to educate the underprivileged and help in making a child cheerful, healthy and creative. We also need to protect their rights.”  

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