The Art Section
The Centre has an Art Section where children of the locality are given lessons in fine arts from the tender age of 5-6 years. The Section follows the curriculum of “Sarbabharatiya Sangeet O Sanskriti Parishad”.
The curriculum covers oil pastels to water colours with theory papers on arts from the 2nd year. Oil painting has been introduced for the higher classes. Outdoor sessions are being planned for the higher classes too. At every bi-annual prize distribution programme, the Art Section organizes an exhibition displaying works of art and craft by the students. A team of 6 competent instructors cater to about 125 students divided into 6 sections according to stages of the curriculum.
The students appear for their examinations from the stage Pre-primary III through a span of 11 years [ PP III – PPI, P, 1st year – 7th year ]. Every year examinations are held around April and the new session begins after the examinations. Successful students are given diploma certificates and marksheets after each examination.
Besides, students eagerly participate in the bi-annual art and crafts exhibition held along with the prize distribution of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir where their art works are displayed and appreciated by Guests and dignitaries.
The Art section has future plans for craft and modelling workshop. Oudoor sessions for senior students are being thought of.