Jaipur’s art and culture hub, Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) is all set to begin its ‘Online Learning – Children’s Summer Festival’ from Thursday, 14 May. The online learning sessions will on till Saturday, 27 June. There will be no fee, or requirement for registration or the need for even filling a form for attending the sessions. The programme will be Live on JKK’s Facebook and featured on YouTuber later. Visual Arts learning will be organised by field experts from 18 May to 23 June from 10 am to 11 am. Similarly, Performing Arts learning will be organised from 14 May to 27 June from 5 pm to 6 pm.
JKK’s ‘Junior Summer Programme’ has always garnered immense popularity among the children of the city. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration took the decision to go the online route with the sessions. The programme will begin with a ‘Theatre’ session from 14 May to 16 May. It will be conducted by Vishal Bhatt, Raju Kumar and Anuranjan Sharma. The performing arts learning will continue with ‘Jaipur Kathak’ from 21 May to 23 May by Namita Jain and ‘Theatre’ from 28 May to 30 May by Priti Dubey, Aayushi Dixit and Neeraj Sarna. Similarly, from 4 June to 6 June ‘Folk Dance’ session will be conducted by Anita Pradhan and ‘Theatre’ from 11 June to 13 June will be organised by Chitrath Mishra and Mudit Tripathi. Those interested in learning musical instruments can participate in ‘Tabla Vadan’ sessions from 18 June to 20 June by Anuradha Paul and Ankit Parikh and ‘Guitar’ sessions from 25 June to 27 June by Pawan Goswami.
The Visual Arts learning will begin with ‘Calligraphy’ by Harishankar Balothiya on 18 May. This will be followed by ‘Phar Painting’ by Manoj Joshi on 19 May and ‘Painting on Natural Fibre’ by Surabhi Soni on 25 May. ‘Traditional Miniature Painting’ will be taught by Khush Narayan Jangir on 26 May and ‘Abstract Painting’ will be taught by Nikahat Tasneem Qazi on 1 June. A guided step-by-step ‘Charcoal Painting’ session will be conducted by Vijay Kumawat on 2 June and ‘Watercolour Painting’ will be taught by Pawan and Girish Chaurasia on 8 June. ‘Painting on Paper’ session will be held on 9 June by Tirthankar Biswas, ‘Mono Print’ by Harshit Vaishnav on 15 June and ‘Mural Painting’ by Anil M.V. on 16 June. Discover the world of ‘Tribal Painting’ with a learning session by Venkat Shayam on 22 June and learn the intricacies of ‘Mandana’ by Shakuntala Mahavar on 23 June.