Grim, clueless faces that transformed into beaming, energetic, printmaking psychos over 4 days. Little monsters who wouldn’t let me catch 4 hours of sleep a day, who wouldn’t work as part of their academic requirements but toiled away, night and day, for the sake of pure, unadulterated fun. From the minute they were introduced to the techniques they explored, experimented and constantly looked to push me harder in their quest to squeeze out every last ounce of enjoyment. They tried, made mistakes, started over and iterated (to death) until they knew they’d squeezed the fun lemon dry.
The students in my Analogue Printmaking | Integral Studio 2015 class, at the School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal, bowled me over with their enthusiasm and their need to learn to have fun. The Learning by Making workshop completely upended my expectations and proved, yet again, that learning NEEDS to be, HAS to be fun. And every time it IS fun, it’s like magic!Read more →