Students love an activity that gets them outside the class room. One such activity – ‘Rangoli’ was performed in SEN department along with the main school on 4th May 2018. Designs were inspired by nature, while some were abstract; some were circular while some were square. Typically, Rangoli is an outdoor art, with Rangoli we broke our classroom routine and taught our students design concepts in visual arts while providing them experience of a cultural design tradition. The activity showed students that geometry is not a boring subject that they have to endure, but that it can be applied to art and design as well.
Well, in Rangoli when one sets off to learn the method of using coloured powder, the first lesson was to master the art of holding the powder. One needs to hold it in a sort of pincer grip and let the powder drop in a uniform straight line. Finally, they learned to make a pattern. It was a fun way to develop motor skills, eye hand coordination and improve focus through such activity.