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Art at brick kilns

Surkhee is a Community Arts initiative to bring art to children at brick kiln sites, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh

January 15, 2019

By now all the kids had learnt about clay and understood tools. We started to make toys now. I started with just asking them to make whatever toys they knew - some made mobiles and telephones, others made plates, bowls and glasses.

The next day I showed them how to make...

January 15, 2019

I went back to the brick kiln in the month of November, spending 3-4 hours with children for 10 days. Some of the kids I worked with before were not there now, instead some new kids joined in and I gave them new sketchbooks, so everyone had one sketchbook each to draw...

January 15, 2019

From 6 -16th August, I lead my second round of workshop with children and women working and living at brick kilns sites in Mirzapur. On the first day, there were very few children to take part. But on the next day, I was delighted to see that the news had spread amongs...

January 15, 2019

Art project with children from brick kilns at Mirzapur. The workshop space becomes a safe zone for kids to express playfully through art

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