Ms. Nita Thakore, Curator and textile Artist is very well known Craft educator apart from being an artist and textile designer. Her vast and varied 30 years teaching experience reflected in the recent workshop that she conducted with the Fashion Design students of ARCH Academy of Design. She brought a fresh wave of creativity and excitement in students about ‘translating an abstract painting into creative textiles.
ARCH students participated in the Mood Indigo,the annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Mood Indigo witnessed a footfall of more than a lakh student from more than 1500 colleges from across the country.
The Crafts of India are diverse, rich in history and religion. The craft of each state in India reflect the influence of different empires. Throughout centuries, crafts have been embedded as a culture and tradition within rural communities. The students selected some craft clusters and did research on: Present Scenario of Crafts in Rajasthan and India, Survival of the Heritage-Crafts, Documenting Crafts.
In a step towards art renaissance, the Jaipur Art Summit saw a host of artists gather from India and abroad at Jawahar Kala Kendra and at Clarks Amer, Jaipur on 17th and 18th November, 2014. The students of Arch Academy of Design availed this amazing opportunity to interact with various artists by participating in these summits.