RAJASTHAN PATRIKA WAS PROVIDED ART MASTER TO KIDS OF SUMMER CAMP
|sketching class students of Summer camp of Rajasthan Patrika Bikaner.|
It was year 2009 . Rajasthan Patrika group . was organized a summer came for kids .in that summer camp they were listed me as a faculty of sketching class . that was ten days art classes for kids and I were art master of that sketching classes.
It was my first participation as a art faculty in a summer camp of Rajasthan Patrika Group . by luck in my class 15th kids they all were real child artist because they have selected sketching class in summer camp. In that art class I saw 5 year to 15 th years old level kids were interested in learning to sketching .
First day of that summer camp I were invited to all kids one by one for drawing on black board . by that kids drawing I were observed to skill of sketching of that kids . someone draw better and someone not . But as a art master I were noticed drawing skill level of that child artist of my class.
|Little Child Artist busy in sketching exercise in summer camp -2009|
First day a lady came in my class with her daughter her daughter age was 6 year something , she was asked to me sir I am came from ARMY section. I am getting late so please teach sketching in short time today and tell me what medium is must for sketching class. I were told to that lady she was wife of a Army Officer Ma’m you can send to your daughter tomorrow with a pencil or a single sketchbook or water bottle and you can go because you are getting late . That time I were observed very critically , parents want to develop skill of art in kids vision but they are not giving freedom to kids and kids vision . so where to art come in kids nature or vision ?
Other side a very small boy I think his age was 5 year something . he came in sketching class with notebook , when I asked to him where is your sketchbook ? then he told me my father said you learn on this notebook your sketching ..haha.. There Rajasthan Patrika Group was organized that summer camp as a academic education to kids but that boy father was very critical for academic art rule , his vision was very close to Sir Ravindra Natha Thakur . ha. its my view about his father. but actual condition was , his father want to save money ..so he gave notebook to his son for sketching class.
Second day I were setup the sitting system of kids , I were putted some objects in mid of kids and they all kids were sited around that object .i were try to gave observation sense ,drawing to observed objects form on paper by pencil . After seven days I saw and noticed kids were came in real sketching motion by self observation without my help . I saw, there kids mind power is working for drawing sense. some big kids were drawing perfectly and small kids was facing trouble in drawing . I were promoted to all with right guide line of art sketching .
There some kids were learning sketching for prize and someone by family presser . so I were also in presser of right art. i saw competition was not in same level mind in my class . some were very small or some kids were big . so I were asked to all kids who want to get first prize in this class ? . there all were up his/ her hands . we laughed because prize was one and award demand by 15th . then I asked again a new question to kids who can give very first this prize to little kids of our class ? then they all 13th kids were up his or her hands . there I were noticed they kids were observed to my view . I said you all are first in my view . but this kids mind is very small and they can’t learn or draw just like you big kids . so we can give first prize to our two little artist of this class . there problem was still ,because prize was one and little artist was two . so I were told to Rajasthan Patrika Team and they were accepted my idea about first prize of sketching . That was compromise by my senior students for two juniors . it was not academic but that’s process and result was academic , real art history have this kind of example for us.
|Little child artist busy in sketching on notebook at summer camp 2009|
Second last day of our sketching class I were told to that little boy of notebook . I said , when you will go to your home then you will tell to your father I win first prize in sketching class .That boy was shared my words with his father and next day he came in class with a new sketchbook or pencil . his father came with him and said to me thanks . then I reply to him thanks to you too sir because after listen first prize news you have buy a sketchbook for your son . after it I were not say anything to him ..ha
On last day of our sketching class or that summer camp , I were shoot some pictures of my art students and on final stage we have exhibited sketching class art work for visitor ‘s .
On award distribution evening , Anker of That Summer camp event Ravindra Harsh was called name of sketching class students then there all were surprised because they were gave first prize to two child artist of my sketching class . when I were going on stage for collect my movement from our MP Shri Arjun Ram Megwal ji or Gm of Rajasthan Patrika ,that time I saw to that lady wife of army officer , she told me thanks sir and said to her daughter baby go with your sir on stage and collect your prize . that day she was not getting late because her daughter was colleting first prize of sketching skill by Summer Camp .
|Sketching class students busy in exhibition of His or her Sketching practice|
In exhibition hall of Summer camp of Rajasthan Patrika Bikaner, 2009
I were noticed there , I gave smile and confidence to my two little art students and I gave upset heart condition to my 13th other art students . I were broken academic rule for true art. But I said to Team of Patrika they can give same level participation certificates and one movement to all kids of summer camp . summer camp is not a competition place it’s a place of self expression or skill development . here all are in exercise level , kids come in summer camp for learn not for first and second or ETC. summer camp definition is fun + right cultural art education without book, class work or home work .summer camp mean full freedom for learning . But we know academic rule is rule, Academic rule is not accept to rule braker so next time they were removed my name from list of faculty of Rajasthan Patrika summer camp . ha ha .
I am not sad or upset but I am thinking about art and child artist . because I know art is for heart and vision. its not for only award . award is making un wanted competitions feeling in vision . competition is want only consciousness . but art is running on track of unconsciousness or on self freedom . Competition is killing to freedom its bound to freedom or vision . in child age this competition word and that’s work is giving unwanted presser on soft mind of kids . competition word is giving hunger of success but real success of art is in free heart ..in Art Education ,no any complete definition, because every true or free art is creating a new definition for world art . there is no competition , art is a sole performing activity of inner sound , that inner sound is different to others so there is no competitor or any one can’t competition to that true inner sound . its universal truth of art. So I said Rajasthan patrika was provided art master to kids of summer camp .
Yogendra kumar purohit
Master of Fine Art