Cartooning workshop in Anjali created a focused but entertaining environment so that students felt that learning new, and often technically complex, skills were easy and fun filled. This year students learnt the basics of cartooning along with expressions and numbers. They learnt to draw cartoons of a politician, cricketer and a film star. Cartoonist from Bhubaneswar, Kamal Kant Rath works for Odia newspaper Nitidina. He once again visited Anjali for teaching the art of cartoon making
The Dance Workshop in Anjali prides itself with regard to specialized teaching for ALL children, at the same time providing more advanced levels for people who have danced in the past. While classes were casual in nature, all children were encouraged to participate in the final presentation to be held on the last day. Saswat Joshi an Indian classical dancer, choreographer, model and an exponent of Odishi dance was the resource person in dance workshop.
Paper mask introduced in 2016 for the first time in Anjali by Arun Phatak. Care was taken to ensure that classes and teaching methods were suitable for all children, disabled and non-disabled. In the workshop paper folding, paper coiling, paper cutting and designing were taught. Children made paper masks and balloon mask Arun Phatak, former headmaster of a school for the speech and hearing children, in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra is associated since 2001. His interactive and entertaining pedagogy made children _lock back to the workshop post lunch despite long sessions in the morning
Theatre workshop taught theatrical Techniques through an informal , classroom-based structure, and promoted self-expression and teamwork. The intensive 4 day session helped in understanding the issues of disability through simple child to child interaction. In the fun filled atmosphere learning dramatics also led to building esteem, self-confidence, public speaking skills, and an awareness of a true teamwork effort.
Pottery and Teracotta Workshop
Anjali Pottery and Terracotta class was endless hours of fun for children to work with clay. They learnt pottery making, wheel throwing, clay hand building, making toys etc. Lots of activities kept children busy so that they could develop better sense, shaping and creating textures, and creative skills as well as enhance their creativity through handling different types of clay that turned their conceptual ideas into reality.
Music Workshop was a four days long workshop providing an intimate environment for learning and playing the language of sa, re, ga , ma, pa...Working sessions were small and was led by an experienced Hindustani Vocal exponent. After learning basics, children made a chorus presentation in the last day. Some participants faced language problem as they came from different parts of India and could not understand Oriya. Volunteers explained the meaning and all participants enjoyed a lot singing to the tunes of Prasanta sir. From the second day, children sang to the accompaniment of Dholak, Keyboard and harmonium and pad.
This workshop aimed to create awareness of yoga among the students. Children, as per the disabilities and the extent to which they could stretch, learnt various yoga postures. From second day they started formations and practiced to music under the guidance of resource person Bidya Dash.
Pantomime is a new workshop for Anjali 2016. The resource person was Tarun Pradhan a famous pantomime artist of Kolkata. In this workshop children learned Rhythm with Movement and Exercise, Illusion and Game, Pantomime Making Process and Expression and Practice with Music and Costume & Presentation and on last day they performed on the stage.