Art education enriches our students’ lives and learning. At Scindia School we believe that all students deserve the opportunity to experience a rich Art education. It stimulates and encourages creative growth, increases the understanding of the importance of Art and design in our contemporary society. The students learn to enjoy and appreciate works of Art in different mediums like water colour, acrylic, pen and ink drawing, oil pastel, stone carving, wood carving, clay modelling, textile design, batik, tie and dye papier mache and metal work.
They get an exposure to different schools of paintings – from the Bengal to Modern. Practice of art also includes decorations for occasions, stage props and costumes as well as outdoor installations. Through the participation of students in various courses the Art Department tries to develop the skills and techniques as well as an excitement and satisfaction in the creation of personal projects.
The Art Department works in co-ordination with the rest of the departments creating products like table lamps, coasters, bed sheets, cushion covers, trays, masks, wall hangings and many other decorative items. Special emphasis is given to teach the students to learn mainstream- Fine Arts.
The Head of Department - Arts, he has been with The Scindia School since 1988. Mr Chowdhury holds a Master's degree in painting from Vishwa Bharti University. He is an artist of considerable repute, and his works have been on display along with the likes of SH Raza and MF Hussain at exhibitions. His body of work also finds mention in “The History of Modern Indian Painting” by Krishna Chaitanya. His passions, other than art, range from gardening to a game of football. Mr Khan Chowdhury is a teacher characterized by his progressive outlook and scientific approach and is remembered fondly as such by parents, and by alumni who were once his students.
An affectionate teacher, nothing provides Mr Khan Chowdhury greater joy than to see his students excel in school, and thereafter in their professions.
He is a quiet and unassuming worker who has been able to mould the creative minds of young Scindians. With a tremendous talent for stone carving, wood carving, painting, outdoor sculpture, and cartooning, Mr Ghosh is the undisputed choice for all major creative assignments undertaken by the school. He also contributes very meaningfully in areas like designing cover pages for some of the major publications, stage decoration and the makeup of the actors for theatrical performances.
His sincerity and dedication are appreciated by all, and the brilliant work that the students produce under his guidance is admired by parents and faculty alike. His greatest joy is to see some of his promising students take up an art related profession.
He is the Metal Work Instructor at The Scindia School. Mr Sharma completed the ITI Trader Machinist Composite Course in the year 1988. Subsequently, he underwent a one-year Apprenticeship Training in CIMMCO (Central India Machinery Manufacturing Company Limited) followed by a short stint in the same organisation. Thereafter he ran his own metal works unit for eight years before joining the school in the year 2005. He is a great craftsman who has been guiding the children to craft artistic and utilitarian metal workpieces.
The students find in him a true mentor who motivates and inspires them and brings out their latent creativity.
He is the in-charge of Papier Mache Art Department and has been working with us since July 2018. Mr Nagvanshi has a Master's degree in Fine Arts, Sculpture, from Raja Mansingh Tomar Music and Arts University, Gwalior and was a Gold Medalist as well. He has qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) in visual arts, conducted by UGC.
His art exhibitions have been organized with many renowned artists of the country. Before joining The Scindia School, he has trained students of Papier Mache in many renowned educational and non-academic institutions. Even at present, he is doing research on the Chitera folk art of Gwalior. The sculptures made by him are established at various places of repute in the country, and among them are the Goa Museum, Digital and Virtual Museum - Smart City Gwalior, Jiwaji University, Raja Mansingh Tomar University, Government Fine Arts College, etc
Papier Mache is an eco-friendly medium and one prefers to adopt it easily with a view to preventing environmental pollution.