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Summer Workshops 2018!

Categorized Under: Latest News Dated: 22 February 2018 No Commented

Pomegranate Summer is here! As always we have a plethora of invigorating programs that make your summer holiday a memorable one.

Here is the first set of programs. The next set will follow shortly.

Hurry and register since we have very limited seats on all programs.

The Art of Science!

Here’s where fantasy meets science

Can you imagine constructing a small robot with any material that you find around you?

Yes, anything that you find around you! No need for fancy kits or ready materials. Just let your imagination go and you will be amazed at the sheer number of robot ideas you generate with everyday materials and basic science principles!

Heard of VibRobots, Buzzbots, Robo-Cups and moving creatures constructed on a homopolar motor?

Pomegranate’s Art of Science workshop is where fantasy meets art and together they work with science to create the most engaging moving creatures!

Vibrobots or Buzzbots are simple toys using a vibrating motor and ordinary everyday materials including recycled ones like ice-cream sticks, drinking straws, paper cups, coloured paper and just about anything! In this workshop participants learn the basics of electronics and the concepts of force and friction to create movement.

The result is pure delight and possibly a lifetime of creating robots and fantasy creatures with everyday materials!

Faculty:

Vishal Rawlley is a maker of things – from boats to robots and tree houses to floating gardens. He is trained in filmmaking, is a graphic designer by profession and a DIYer by passion. An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, he is a promoter of learning by doing. Vishal has won several awards for his projects, such as the International New-Media Residency at OBORO MediaLab, Montreal, Canada and more recently the FICA Public Art Grant for engaging communities in preserving the St Inez Creek in Panjim, Goa.

Dates: May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Timing: 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Ages: 9-14 years

Venue: Kalpana, Ground floor, Plot 14, Marubai Mandir Marg, Next to Don Bosco School, Matunga East, Mumbai – 400 019

Course fee: Rs 5500 including all materials


Mumbai and Me

Art is in the city!

Streets, neighbourhood, people, communities, conversations, architecture and history. Isn’t that the basis of all art and expression?

Mumbai and Me is a one of its kind module where participants undertake small explorations of the neighbourhood, observe, sketch, note and share their observations and then express themselves through a plethora of life-sized art.

Participants abandon traditional art instruments like brushes and learn how to create riveting and life-sized art using multiple mediums. Cut-outs, paint, recycled materials, soundscapes and just about every idea that engages all the senses is employed by the participants in this module to explore their artistic vision, get their hands properly dirty and create till they are spent!

The results will be evident for all to see on the last day when the exhibits will be put up for parents and friends to view. The projects will be presented and explained by the proud participants themselves.

The result is a unique artistic expression of what the participants experience in their exploration of the city!

Faculty:

Madhumita Nandi Srivastava has a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Fine Art (Design and Technology) from the Parsons School of Design, New York, with a specialization in broadcast design and motion graphics. She has been a visual designer for video, web and print media projects in India and the U.S. Madhumita’s work spans a variety of assignments from art and set design for television shows to graphic design and video editing for “Metropolis as Metaphor”, an exhibition in New York city, to creating and designing animated graphics for interactive digital media.

Dates: May 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Exhibition with students on May 13!

Timing: 10.30 am to 12.30 noon

Ages: 7-10 years

Course fee: Rs 6800 including all materials


Film Making!

Creating your own small video to take your passion to the world

Are you passionate about reading, gaming, art, gardening, craft, food or just about anything else?

All you have to do is bring your passion to this workshop. The next step would be to learn how to create a short documentary video that allows you to express this passion to the world!

Right from concept to script and edit, you will create your own little video, possibly featuring yourself!

You can share your work with multitudes of friends and others interested in your passion. And this is just the beginning. Once you get the hang of how to create a narrative short video, you can continue to make and share the videos as your own passion for the subject intensifies, and thereby, possibly create a community of followers too!

Faculty:

Vishal Rawlley is a maker of things – from boats to robots and tree houses to floating gardens. He is trained in filmmaking, is a graphic designer by profession and a DIYer by passion. An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, he is a promoter of learning by doing. Vishal has won several awards for his projects, such as the International New-Media Residency at OBORO MediaLab, Montreal, Canada and more recently the FICA Public Art Grant for engaging communities in preserving the St Inez Creek in Panjim, Goa.

Dates: May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Timing: 10 am to 1 pm

Ages: 9-14 years

Course fee: Rs 7500 plus 18 percent GST = Rs 8850 (the cost includes the editing infrastructure. Participants to bring along a cell phone with video recording capability to the workshop)


Bringing Life to Art

Stop motion animation!

Bringing Life to Art is a workshop, which will introduce students to basic concepts, principles and techniques in animation by experimenting with different styles and ideas in their own stop-motion animated short film.

At the workshop, the students will use clay, paper cut-outs and digital cameras to discover a new medium of storytelling. Unique materials are skillfully used to create beautiful short narratives, a process which opens up completely new ways of thinking in participants.

The students think up myriad possibilities with the materials on hand and use their imagination to come up with creative ideas, which will inspire their film. They will also watch acclaimed short animated films from around the world, widening their horizons and augmenting their exposure to international art.

Using clay, paper cut-outs and scrap material, the children create simple sets and characters and animate these characters. Their works are then edited into short animation films

Faculty:

Chaitanya Modak is a comics creator, graphic designer and film maker working out of Mumbai and Pune. An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Chaitanya makes comics, short stories and poems under the moniker “Won-Tolla”. Urban themes are a major fascination for Won-Tolla and the six titles published so far are based on experiences set in urban India such as the deafening joy in the dull thump of a Royal Enfield Bullet, the strange relationship between man and a friendly stray dog or an adaptation of Tagore’s tale on education.

Dates: May 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Timing: 2 pm to 5 pm

Ages: 9-14 years

Course fee: Rs 6000 plus 18 percent GST = Rs 7080 including all materials

Venue for all of the above workshops is: Kalpana, Ground floor, Plot 14, Marubai Mandir Marg, Next to Don Bosco School, Matunga East, Mumbai – 400 019

To register, please mail Ruchika at pomegranateworkshop@gmail.com with the participant’s full name and age, parent’s name and mobile number. Seats will be confirmed on fee payment.

In case of phone enquiries please call:

Ruchika on 8605286418 (for Buzzbots, Stop Motion and Film Making workshops)

Advaita on 9820597055 (for Mumbai and Me workshop)

Registrations on first come first served basis

Note: Cheques may be made out to ‘Pomegranate Eduworkshop Pvt. Ltd.‘. Cash Payments can be made from 11 am – 4 pm, Monday – Saturday at the Pomegranate office. Cheques can be couriered across to the office.

Our address is:

The Pomegranate Workshop

Gr. Flr, ‘Kalpana’

Plot no. 14, Marubai Mandir Road,

Next to Don Bosco School

Matunga (East) – 400 019

February 2018 Goa Schedule

Categorized Under: Latest News, Modules Corporates Dated: 09 February 2018 No Commented

House no 248 February 2018 schedule

Date Day of week Time Workshop Name Age group
9th Feb Fri 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Create your own Flip book: Learn the process of making flip books and take back a diary with your art as a keepsake. Adults
10th Feb Sat 10:00 am – 1pm Claymation:Make your own setting and characters with clay and bring them to life using the process of animation. Kids 9yrs & above
14th Feb Wed 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Portuguese Tiles: Explore the form of Azulejo and make your own Portuguese style painting on white tile! Adults
17th Feb Sat 10 am – 1 pm 2 day Film making workshop:Bring a passion (music/instrument playing/crafting/gardening etc), a cellphone camera, shoot, edit and create your own nifty video to share! Kids 9 -15 yrs
18th Feb Sun
21st Feb Wed 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Madhubani Painting: Get introduced to the centuries old art of the Mithila region of Indian and know more about what made it famous. Bring out your own imagination and make your own masterpiece. Adults
23rd Feb Fri 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Making Comics:Explore the art of making comics and make your own comic strip using humour and everyday nuances to add a personal touch. Adults

Pomegranate Film wins International award!

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A documentary film created at Pomegranate’s Youth – Impact program 2015 has won the Best Film in the Youth category at the International Childrens Film Festival of India! The Silenced Siren by 16 year old Siya Chandrie has also won a special jury mention at the Kala Ghoda Bombay Shots short film festival 2016. The film was screened at the prestigious IAWRT’s Asian Womens Cinema Festival New Delhi 2016 and has been selected in the International Competition category at the International Youth Film Festival Langesund, Noway, June 2016!

Cherie Blair meets the Pomegranate team

Categorized Under: Latest News Dated: 23 July 2014 No Commented

Cherie Blair, eminent lawyer and wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, met the Pomegranate team and cast and crew of Pomegranate’s Antigone 24×7. The cast wowed Mrs. Blair with an impromptu performance of their play.

Pomegranate’s Antigone 24×7 premiers at NCPA, Mumbai

Categorized Under: Latest News Dated: 23 July 2014 No Commented
The Pomegranate Workshop’s theatrical production, Antigone 24×7, premiered at NCPA Mumbai, to a full house, this July. The production was the result of Pomegranate’s 9 month theatre program – Experience Theatre.

Animation Workshop at ICFFI 2013

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb7HLsolaNw

Pomegranate @ ICFFI 2013!

Categorized Under: Latest News Dated: 26 November 2013 No Commented

The International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI) hosted its 18th edition at Hyderabad from 14th – 20th November 2013 – an extravaganza for the film-loving children of India. Child delegates from all over the country were treated to a mouth-watering feast of Film viewings, Director interactions and, of course, Workshops!

The Pomegranate Workshop conducted workshops in Film Making, Animation and Scriptwriting at the 18th ICFFI.

Here’s what the I&B Ministry put up on their youtube channel. Enjoy!

Pomegranate on BBC World Service!

Categorized Under: Latest News Dated: 28 November 2012 No Commented

To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the publication Grimm’s fairy tales in 2012, the BBC World Service carried a series of programs on its arts show titled ‘Strand’. Priya Srinivasan, Director of The Pomegranate Workshop was interviewed by author and literary show host Harriet Gilbert on Indian Folk Tales for the BBC World Radio Service. Click here to take a listen…