Workshops for 5 to 9 year olds at Learning Ladder, Fort, 28 – 29 May

Making Handmade Paper, Thursday 28 May, 11:00am to 1:00pm, Registration ₹650

Making paper by hand is a traditional art, passed through the generations by craftsmen known as kagzis. The name comes from the wordkagaz and after this exposure, you can call yourself a kagzi too.  Handmade paper is traditionally made using various vegetable fibres or pulverised cotton rags or even discarded paper. At this workshop, participants will recycle used paper to create new paper using a deckle (wooden frame). By making their own paper, participants will experience the artistic and scientific aspects involved. It will also help them to see paper from an environmental perspective. Participants will get to take home a kit consisting of a deckle, organic colouring agents, a sponge and napkin with an instructional booklet.This will enable them to make special papers for their cards, invitations and other customised needs.

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 Clay Modelling, Thursday 28 May, 2:00 to 4:00pm, Registration ₹650

Clay modeling is a form of play-based learning that encourages children to express their emotions and to think about what they are doing with their hands. Whether you’re a child or an adult, the act of shaping clay can be very calming and thrilling. After some free play, the resource person will show participants how they can conceive of a form in their mind, and then realise it with their hands. When children pull and shape the forms they have imagined into existence, they experience the deep inner joy of seeing the results of their creativity emerge from their own hands.

 
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Sand Art, Friday 29 May, 11:00am to 1:00pm, Registration ₹650

Sand Art is an outstanding activity where children will learn various transferable skills like creativity, logical thinking and more. At this workshop children will choose a picture and then decide what coloured sand to use on each section. When developing their picture they will think positively about their creation, having a real sense of achievement as their pictures continue to develop. As a child’s morale is boosted, benefits such as improved motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, concentration, colour awarenesss and problem solving skills are seen. At the same time, self-expression causes imagination and self confidence to grow. Sand Art is also beneficial to children with learning difficulties.

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Film Screening – Media awareness on World Cultural Diversity Day, Friday 29 May, 2:00 to 4:00pm,  Registration ₹500

Film is a powerful tool that fascinates the young. In this session we would engage with young people through critical guided viewing of advertising media that is part of our everyday environment. Detailed viewing will enable them to understand the constructed nature of cinema. This exposure will help them to develop skills of de-constructing film images and sequences themselves. They will understand the effects of film on individuals and how the compelling imagery of films influences our understanding of the world. They will see how manipulative media push us towards a narrow homogenous culture, when we are uniquely blessed in the rich diversity of cultures that makes India, on this day celebrating World Cultural Diversity.

Cold Cooking for Hot Days, Saturday 30 May, 11:00am to 1:00pm, Registration ₹650

When the summer weather gets harsh, children love cooling foods. This workshop will show them how to combine various ingredients to make their own healthy smoothies, salads and deserts without the use of fire. Along with learning some creative cold cooking recipes, children will gain nutritional ideas that will help them to mindfully choose what they eat. Participants must bring a knife that they are familiar with using, a cutting board and an apron or at least a thick cloth or towel that they can wrap around their waists, to protect their clothes from spills. The best part is they can eat their creations at end of the workshop.

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You can pick single sessions or register for all 5 session and get a discount of ₹450, paying ₹ 2500 instead of ₹ 2950.

For registrations call +91 90110 30055 or write to us at learnignladder.comet@gmail.com

Learning Ladder
301 Meher House, 15 Cawasji Patel Street
Fort, Mumbai 400001, India
www.cometmedia.org/learning-ladder| +91 22 22876033

 

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