Art and Craft
“Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.”
-Cesar A. Cruz
Every child is an artist, and the Art and Craft Society in Mayo College Girls’ School seeks to instill creativity, originality and a keen sense of perception amongst its students. We have motivated the students to learn from experience and failure and to emerge from them with a better understanding of art.
Our search for excellence through self experience has been projected in the numerous laurels our students have achieved. We perform exceedingly well in the I.C.S.E and I.S.C. examinations.
In addition to the regular classes of Fine Arts, the department organizes various workshops to bring the children in touch with their creative cultural background and to encourage innovation amongst them. The traditional art of making the Chhau Mask was introduced to the students of classes 11 and 12 who then engaged in making their own masks.
The students of Senior Section of the Fine Arts Department, showcase their creativity in different forms of art. Apart from the regular classes of making Still Life and Imaginative Composition, they also learnt Portrait Drawing, Collage Making and Cartooning, to name a few. This year the girls of class 10 learnt Linocut. It is a design or formed carved in relief on a block of linoleum to make prints. We also witnessed an Installation of a dead tree with scrap material, depicting resurrection.
The Craft Department works tediously to teach the aspiring students to display their creativity through alternative and accessible means. The students have made numerous craft articles which include macramé lamps, bags and wall hanging, straw mirror, bandarwar, photo frames made of foam, latch work, plastic mat boxes, clocks, flower panels, wall hangings and boxes decorated with papermache, letter and napkin holders and pouches, sospeco, patch work, dream catchers, wall hangings, bags and lamp shade by weaving thread and aprons, bedsheets and pillow covers using the technique of tie and dye, to name a few.
The activities of the Junior section of the Fine Arts Department conducted, truly deserve an applause. They are able to produce acrylic works on canvas, charcoal drawings, collages, pen work, doodle art on tray boxes and wooden palates and optical illusions besides the crayon, poster paints and sketch pen drawings they make on a daily routine. This year, the students also learnt glass bottle decoratio
The Pottery Department, has learnt different techniques for molding the clay and finally making it into a pot, mural or a sculpture. They made different pots using coiling, slabbing and the pinching technique. Also, this year some girls of class 7 made an Architectural site which depicts Mayan Architecture. They then transferred it into a Buddhist Stupa. This was done using the slab process. The girls have made Egyptian sculptures using three pottery techniques.