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"The arts are about the qualities of human experiences. Through music, dance, visual arts, drama, and the rest, we give form to our feelings and thoughts about ourselves, and how we experience the world around us."

-Sir Ken Robinson

Our Current Reality

Today in India, the National Education Policy, 2020, recommends a holistic & art integration approach in education, but the reality on ground is,

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300 out of 400 schools in Metropolis city of Mumbai do not have an art teacher. Nationwide availability remains uncertain.

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Educators are expected to conduct art class, but lack tools & support hindering their ability in classrooms.

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There is absence of visual art & SEL curriculum that focuses on mindset building & fostering wellbeing.

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What happens to a child because of these problems?

A child within such a system, experiences the lack of an outlet to voice out what they truly want in their education journey.

They are not exposed to working with tools and methods that feed into creative thinking, imagination and collaboration. 

They often grow up to experience low levels of confidence, struggle with communication, building and maintaining healthy relationships & collectively problem solving. 

This deprivation of holistic and creative learning, hampers their journey as a student in the education system. 

How does it also affect an educator?

Educators feel helpless not knowing how they can create safe and joyful spaces of learning for their students. 

This is due to the lack of contextualized resources and training in order to cater to student's current needs.

Educators also feel overburdened by numerous responsibilities and find themselves unable to learn and grow 

This restricts them from adopting and practicing innovative learning methodologies.

Our Solution

To bridge the gap of art education, we implement policy recommendations for holistic learning through visual arts & SEL education, partnering with state governments, educational institutions & grassroot non-profits.

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Visual Art & SEL Curriculum development

Research & Development in visual arts & SEL education

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Teacher Training, with real-time technology support

Stakeholder Engagement & Awareness workshops

Our relevance in the National Education Policy 2020

The National Education Policy lists several benefits of a higher quality education system that promotes multidisciplinary learning. It highlights the need for setting up an education system that promotes the holistic scientific and creative development of individuals.

The Saturday Art Class School Curriculum and our model approach for our flagship programs directly contributes to the National Education Policy and addresses various components of the policy, specifically talking about bringing arts into our schools.

Following are some key statements that align with 'Our Why' :

4.7 As a part of the thrust on experiential learning, art-integrated education will be embedded in classroom transactions not only for creating joyful classrooms, but also for imbibing the Indian ethos through integration of Indian art and culture in the teaching and learning process at every level. 

22.3. The arts form a major medium for imparting culture. The arts - besides strengthening cultural identity, awareness, and uplifting societies - are well known to enhance cognitive and creative abilities in individuals and increase individual happiness.

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