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The Exhibit Week

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” We at Happy Hands Foundation promised our artists an exhibit at the end of the Residency – one that would not only showcase their past works but that would give them a platform to interact with the … Continue reading

Artisans to Designers

Artisans to Designers

On behalf of our artists, Sebati Swain (Orissa), D.Padma (Andhra), Heera Kanth (Bihar), and Radha Sullur (Karnataka), it gives us immense pleasure to invite you to the inaugural exhibit of The Studio Residency Project. Over the last month, the artists have been through workshops and sessions led by our volunteers and team in various aspects … Continue reading

Mask Making at the Studio

Mask Making at the Studio

We all wear masks don’t we, but today at the Studio we decided that we should create one for ourselves as well. With time, our Cherial artist, D. Padma has also tried to move away from the traditional art of painting on scrolls to making cherial masks using a dough made out of tamarind seed … Continue reading

Srishti’s Corner : Day 11

Srishti’s Corner : Day 11

<DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 10 Day 11 Srishti Sharma, a post-graduate student in Fashion Management writes her views/thoughts on today’s session. With little background in design but a thirst for learning, Srishti sat in on the day’s proceedings at our Studio taking reams of notes that she shares with us here… The 11th day of the … Continue reading

Srishti’s Corner: Day 10

Srishti’s Corner: Day 10

<DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 10 Srishti Sharma, a post-graduate student in Fashion Management writes her views/thoughts on today’s session. With little background in design but a thirst for learning, Srishti sat in on the day’s proceedings at our Studio taking reams of notes that she shares with us here… Five busy days at college … Continue reading

Weekend Fun!

Weekend Fun!

Workshops @ the Studio To our delight, the Madhubani workshop at the weekend turned out to be a great success! We had two dedicated participants from different ends of the city attending a two-hour session with our resident Madhubani artist, Heera Didi.  It was heartening to see Akshata’s and Vardhana’s genuine interest in the art … Continue reading

Musical Symphony

Musical Symphony

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ~Aldous Huxley It is difficult to expect a moment of silence in a house full of women. So we chose to embrace the noise! In the absence of silence, we thought the artisans might get some inspiration from a bit of music.  On … Continue reading

Dead Meat in the Heat!

Dead Meat in the Heat!

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. Murray Gell-Mann We skipped the depression part, but yes, our enthusiasm levels started to ebb on day 8. An NGO Mela was organized at the Delhi Technological University. Though we somehow convinced ourselves that driving the distance would be worth it,  the … Continue reading

the Artist steps OUT. . .

Day 6 @ the Studio: Library Visit After the intense session on Design and its elements, most of Day 5 was spend working on the techniques our artisans had learnt. This was the first day that our artisans stepped out of the Studio space – and stepped in to the world of books! Based on previous … Continue reading