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Visual Art and Crafts

Art can heal, Art can cure, Art can emancipate the soul

Art and Craft is an integral part of a DPSGIan’s life right from Pre-primary years. The Arts are richly embedded into the curriculum. The IB- PYP program follows the Transdisciplinary approach. Art and Craft develop students' fine motor skills; gradually their dexterity begins to reflect in other fields with increased concentration and enhanced creativity. They also learn to value and appreciate artifacts and images across cultures and times; they learn to act and think intelligently and creatively. Their creativity is nurtured throughout the years and some of them have gone on to become web designers, architects and fashion specialists. Whether they let their creativity and passion turn into a career is their personal choice, but all DPSGIans are sensitive with heightened sensibilities

In DPSGI, Art instruction helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. Visual arts teach learners about color, layout, perspective, and balance: all techniques that are necessary in presentations (visual, digital) of academic work. In our school, the teaching learning in arts express about our surroundings and how each of us fits in the scheme of things. It allows the students to imagine, create and reflect their ideas in a visual representation of the world.

Painting - At DPSGI, painting is an important form of visual art, bringing in elements such as drawing, composition, gesture (as in gestural painting), narration (as in narrative art), and abstraction (as in abstract art). Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in still life and landscape painting), photographic, abstract, narrative, symbolic (as in Symbolism art), emotive (as in Expressionism), and/or political in nature (as in Activism).

Sculpture — Students use Sculpture as a tool to develop self-discipline, artistic abilities and analytical skills. They are able to learn how certain objects or shapes work and what importance it has to other objects.

Junk Art - Students are encouraged to reuse old material constantly to creates pieces of art. These range from e-waste to automobile parts. The grand 30 feet tall guitar at the entrance of the school is a one of its kind artistic hallmark.

Craft - Learning Art and Craft develops students' fine motor skills. Gradually their dexterity begins to reflect in other fields with increased concentration and enhanced creativity. Fine motor skill is the coordination of small muscles, in movements—usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers—with the eyes.

Recently Deepali Middha of Class XII bagged All India Third position from among 14,600 entries Pan-India, in All India Stamp Designing Competition and was awarded by none other than Shri Venkaiah Naidu, the Honourable Vice President of India.

Srijita Pal of class VIII won the 1st Position at the Regional level painting competition organized by Bureau of Energy Efficiency and participated at the State Level competition.