THE PLENUM SCHOOL WENT M – E – R – A – K – I
- November 5, 2018
- Posted by: tps_digital
- Category: The Plenum School
The week of 21st October to 26th October was a very eventful week for the staff and students of The Plenum School. The school organized its 1st International Art Fest ‘Meraki’ in collaboration with ‘I – Art International Symposium’, wherein there were 14 renowned artists from all across the world (Morocco, South Korea and Azerbaijan) as well as India (Chandigarh, Mathura, Varanasi, Gurgaon, Odisha, Dehradun, Bulandshar and New Delhi) who spent four productive days in the school.
All the artists had interactive sessions with the students. Our students got a chance to see each artists process as they competed a painting. There were a range of styles and techniques on display from diverse artists. Students saw how some produced landscape paintings, while others did cityscapes, while others competed abstract works, one even produced a collage. In the evenings each artist presented a workshop on their respective styles and evolution as an artist.
On the first day, the artist from Azerbaijan, Mr. Adil Husif, taught our students about mural painting and they all enjoyed painting one of the walls in the dining hall. With fantastic results. On subsequent days, students were given their own canvas and they sought advice from their favorite artist to produce their own painting.
Overall it was a great experience for Plenum students and teachers, as well as our artist guests. Our students learned how art can be used to communicate different ideas, feelings and emotions. They also gained confidence as they each produced two works of art, the dining hall wall and their own canvas. The exposure to artists from outside of India offered them the chance to interact and explore different cultures.
In Ancient Greece, the work Mearaki meant to put your heart and soul into your efforts. At The Plenum School’s Mearki Art Fest students, teachers, visitors and artists put their heart and souls into creating a vibrant week celebrating art and multi-culturalism.