Endangered art and craft workshop – 2015 – 2016
INTACH is India’s premier organisation, which is geared towards heritage education, conservation and protection. It seeks to impart awareness and sensitivity towards our rich and vibrant cultural heritage by engaging with students, teachers and organisations. Thus to aid with this idea, the Heritage Education and Communication Service (HECS) formulates various programmes that are executed at the community level with our respective chapters. The Endangered Skill Workshop was envisaged with the similar aim, the project seeks to spread awareness of an endangered art and craft of a particular region/ city by conducting a workshop with middle school children, so that children became not only aware of their legacy but also develop means to take it forward, the year 2015-16 saw the participation of chapters from the West, North and Central zones. The chapters showed a great interest and zeal in the idea and took up myriad varieties of art and craft workshop in different parts of the country. A total of 22 chapters participated in these workshops and around 1700 middle school students were trained in different art and craft forms such Picchwai Painting, puppetry, clay (terracotta) modeling, bamboo craft etc.