Kalagram, a garden for art

It is refreshing to see an educational institution implementing a project which involves developing a garden so that their students can utilise it for all kinds of art forms. We were at the inaugural event of “Kalagram”, an initiative of Ramanbaug School at Pune.

Inauguration of Kalagram

The inauguration was done by senior cartoonist Shri. S. D. (Shi. Da.) Phadnis who demonstrated the art of cartoon drawing apart from talking to the children who were enthusiastic participants on this occasion. Artist Chitra Vaidya demonstrated watercolour painting for the children.

A key feature of Kalagram is the resolve to make it completely environmentally friendly. Thus the garden is watered by a pump which is powered by a stationary bicycle kept there and children take turns to pedal it.

Chitra Vaidya demonstrating watercolour painting
Chitra Vaidya with her watercolour painting
Concluding part of the session
S. D. (Shi Da) Phadnis and Chitra Vaidya giving finishing touches to their artworks.
S. D. (Shi Da) Phadnis and Chitra Vaidya with their creations
S. D. (Shi Da) Phadnis talks about the art of cartoon drawing
S. D. (Shi Da) Phadnis with cartoon drawing