Once a month, the Museum invites young, talented professionals to lead intensive workshops for adult audiences. Participants benefit from their expertise, experiment with a new art form, develop new skills and leave here inspired!
Be a Scientific Teacher and SciStory Person
MAR 16, 2018 11 am - 2 pm
In collaboration with the Academy of STEAM Stories
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
A teacher-training workshop aimed to introduce teachers and educators to STEAM stories and encourage them to create science stories, which they can use as value additions to science teaching in classrooms.
This workshop will cover the concept of STEAM and STEAM stories, how to create them and deliver them in classrooms. There will also be a narration of STEAM stories covering the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. The workshop is divided into 6 sessions of 30 minutes each. Worksheets and Reading Material will be provided.
This workshop will be conducted by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, a renowned nuclear scientist and Vice-Chairman of the National Centre for Science Communicators. Dr. Jayaraman has had 50 years of experience in scientific research, engineering processes, technology missions and teaching management sciences. He is the President of the Academy of STEAM stories and specializes in creative science literature for children. A story scripted by him will be used in this workshop.
All school teachers at middle school level (8th/9th/10th grade) teaching science and related subjects are encouraged to participate. B.Ed Science students may also attend. Workshop will be conducted in English.
Free Workshop, museum entry charges apply.
For registration: http://bit.ly/2Hlx5k5
Workshop: Nature Across Borders
MAR 25, 2018 10 am - 12.30 pm
Learn how human activity impacts the biodiversity around us and the importance of preserving nature.
Join us for a trail to explore the biodiversity at Rani Bagh - trees, insects and birds - followed by a special tour focused on the contemporary artwork 'Earth Citizens' by Reena Kallat on view at the Museum.
Participants will then engage in a hands-on activity to create their own imaginative species of plants or birds, name it, and write a short story about it!
Open to family groups
Charges: Activity is free of cost, Museum entry charges and Rani Bagh entry charges applicable.
Masterclasses: Traditional Indian Miniature Painting
26-28 January 2018
With National Merit Award winning Master Craftsman from Jaipur
In collaboration with A Hundred Hands
Learn the fine art of Indian miniature paintings across various styles and schools from a Master Craftsman from Jaipur! We are hosting various sessions for various age groups from 26 - 28 January 2018. The workshops will also include special tours of the Museum's collection of miniature paintings.
26th Jan 2018 | 11 am to 2 pm
Workshop open to family groups with a tour of the Museum's miniature paintings collection
26th Jan 2018 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Workshop for Adults with a tour of the Museum's miniature paintings collection.
27th Jan 2018 | 11 am to 2 pm
Workshop for Adults with a tour of the Museum's miniature paintings collection.
28th Jan 2018 | 11 am to 2 pm
Special workshop for children with a tour of the Museum's miniature paintings collection.
Workshop charges are Rs 200 per head + Museum entry ticket.
If you can't make it for any of the above slots, we are also hosting walk-in activity station between 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays without the Museum tour! Walk-in sessions are also charged at Rs 200 per head + Museum entry ticket.
About the Master Craftsman:
The original art of Miniature Painting is carried forward today by just a few highly skilled artisans centered around Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan.
Mahesh Kumar Prajapati comes from a family of artisans who have been practicing the art of miniature paintings through hereditary traditions, passed down from father to son. He has won the National Merit Award in 2007 for his contribution to art of Miniature Painting.
About A Hundred Hands:
A Hundred Hands is a nonprofit trust whose mission is to help those directly involved in the creation of handmade art, crafts and homemade foods, to earn a fair and sustainable livelihood from their work. Their vision is to create a world that celebrates the pleasure of handmade crafts in people's homes and daily lives.
A Hundred Hands believes that working with our hands is an inherent instinct that stems from an ancient urge to express our individuality and create beauty – our ancestors decorated their caves for the joy of it. And steeped as we are in a world of mass-produced toys, automated responses and instant gratification, we view hand crafting as a means to slow down, de-stress, find satisfaction in the simple pleasures and lead more creative, contented and fulfilling lives.
Charges: Rs 200 per head
Registration inquiries: email@example.com
Museum entry ticket applicable.
Free Activity: Craft Your Own Kite!
JAN 14, 2018 3 pm - 6 pm
This Makar Sankranti, join us with your family to craft your own kites!
All materials will be provided.
Activity is free and open to all.
Museum entry charges applicable.
Discover | Click | Cherish #02 A Travel Photography Workshop
JAN 6, 2018 3 pm - 6 pm
By Kunal Bhatia and Shuvajit Payne of Rickety Roads
Travel photography is a broad genre encompassing the many different aspects that make each of our travels unique and personal. Some might be interested in photographing people, while others might find monuments to be more alluring. For some, it might be the grandeur of nature's landscapes that beckon, while for others the effort might be worth it only when photographing an endangered animal.
Whatever be your passions and interest, travel photography can be an extremely engaging and rewarding experience; albeit one that comes with its own set of challenges and 'rules' that must be followed, only to be broken.
The workshop is broadly divided into three components:
1. BEFORE YOU GO: From planning when and where to travel, to creating an itinerary that is conducive to photography - a lot can be done in the planning stage.
2. ON THE ROAD: This is the largest chunk of the workshop. We start with certain fundamentals of composition, framing, colour, backgrounds etc. And then do some outdoor exercises to put these into practise. After a quick review of the participants' images, we do a session on how to break the 'rules' that we just followed. We then touch upon a select few advanced concepts - playing with depth of field, multiple exposures etc, just to open everyone's eyes to the many possibilities of travel photography.
3. AFTER YOU ARE BACK: Don't let your clicks just languish on a memory card. Play with them, edit them and most definitely print them - for that's a great way to improve your skill.
All through the workshop, we'll touch upon travel photography hacks: What do you do when things aren't in your control? Too many people? Barely any light? Overcoming shyness and more!
The workshop is open to adults of all ages; and it requires no prior experience of photography, since the methods are based more on intuition and experimentation rather than on technical details. The only requirements for the workshop are loads of enthusiasm and bringing along any sort of camera for the practical exercises - even a phone camera will do.
About the mentors:
Kunal Bhatia and Shuvajit Payne are the travel guys behind Rickety Roads. Their travel photography and writings have been widely published in magazines & newspapers, and they believe that travel photography is a great medium to share stories and enrich one's travel experiences. Explore their work on Facebook at Rickety Roads or at instagram.com/ricketyroads
Age Group: 16+
Venue: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla
Camera Requirements: None! Bring SLR / point & shoot / your cellphone or just your eyes!
Charges: Rs 354, inclusive of taxes and Museum entry ticket for the participants
To book your seat, head to: workshops.ricketyroads.com
Adult Learning Workshop
Write with Art: Craft a Story at the Museum
DEC 03, 2017 11.00 am - 01.00 pm
In collaboration with author Reshma Krishnan Barshikar
Inspired by the exhibition on the Museum’s Contemporary Art Acquisitions, participants engage with the contemporary art works through crafty word play, twisting plot-lines and creative characterisation.
On display are works by renowned Indian artists: Archana Hande, Atul Dodiya, CAMP, Jitish Kallat, L.N.Tallur, Nalini Malani, Praneet Soi, Ranjani Shettar, Reena Kallat, Rohini Devasher, Sheba Chhachhi and Thukral & Tagra.
Take A Multi-Sensory Tour
DEC 03, 2017 04.30 am - 06.00 pm
In collaboration with Access For ALL
On the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017, join Siddhant Shah, access and interpretation specialist, on a multi-sensory tour of the Museum's contemporary art collection. Get hands on, participate and experience art in new ways!
Open to all Free, museum entry charges apply
Limited to 30 seats
To register please register through the link given:http://bit.ly/2BiWg3I
Raag Elaborations on Sitar with Tushar Bhatia: A Sitar Masterclass From Alap to Jhala
Lecture and live demonstration by Tushar Bhatia
NOV 19, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us as we trace the journey of this magnificent string instrument, the brief history and origin of sitar, including the basic playing techniques, and live demonstration of the main features of raag elaborations including the alap, jhala, jor and gat.
The session will trace the journey of this magnificent string instrument, the brief history and origin of sitar, including the basic playing techniques, and live demonstration of the main features of raag elaborations including the alap, jhala, jor and gat.
Workshop: Urban Futures - a collage making activity
OCT 8, 2017 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Workshop: Urban Futures
A collage activity inspired by the exhibition, 'Crystal Cities' by Jagannath Panda.
Jagannath Panda's paintings, sculptures and installations draw from urban surroundings to explore issues of dislocation and chaos in rapidly changing cities.
Take a tour of the exhibition, reflect on his works and create a collage using found and discarded materials that imagines and maps a future reality for Mumbai.
Cost: Rs. 200 per participant (inclusive of materials and museum entry ticket)
Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Family Activity: Make Your Own Diwali Lantern!
OCT 14, 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
This festive season, bring your family to the Museum, get crafty and create your own unique lanterns with recycled and found materials!
Age Group: Open to all
Venue: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
The activity is free but Museum entry charges apply.
All materials provided.
Register at: email@example.com
Festive Fun: Kolam Rangoli Painting Workshop
OCT 15, 2017 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
Celebrate Diwali at the Museum! Kolam, also known as the Rangoli or Muggu, is a traditional Indian folk art practised widely in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. It uses geometrical patterns and symbols that are believed to be auspicious. Kolam is usually drawn with rice flour outside homes or in prayer rooms as an invitation to Goddess Lakshmi during Diwali.
The workshop will be conducted in collaboration with Iteeha.
Age group: 16+
Charges per head: Rs 300 inclusive of all materials and Museum entry tickets
Materials provided include: square wooden bases, marigold flowers, design patterns and stencils.
Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOP: ONCE UPON A STORY!
AUGUST 27, 2017 11 am - 2 pm
An interactive story-writing and imagination building workshop with Vinitha Ramchandani
In collaboration with Open Bracket
Age Group: 18+
A story is the most powerful tool of learning for anyone. As someone rightly said, "The world is shaped by two things: stories told and the memories they leave behind." If you are one of those who always wanted to write and did not know where and how to start, this workshop is for you!
What this workshop will do for the participants:
1. The workshop will bring the stories out of each participant and strengthen ways to think creatively and strategically.
2. It will equip the participants with a host of tools and creative methods that can be used very effectively whenever ones chooses to start writing.
3. It will bring you together with people who share the same goal.
4. This course is being conducted by an established writer and editor.
1) What is creative writing and how to tell a story
This session will not only explore each participant’s need from the course, it will also examine what each participant is more aligned towards: short story writing, novel writing or biographies or creative non-fiction. 2) The art and craft of short-story writing
This will cover what is the definition of short story writing, how to structure a short story and tips to make a short story work. At the end of this session participants are given three ingredients that may not necessarily connect with each other and they have to work in groups to create a story with these ingredients. 3) How to bring writing to life
Techniques to make YOUR writing stand out. 4) Giving life to characters
Every story has a protagonist. Some stories have more than one protagonist. This session deals with how to breathe life into characters, to make them real and to make your readers ‘see’ the characters as if they were viewing a film. 5) Writing dialogues
Each of the above sessions will include hands-on exercises and guidance post the exercise.
About Vinitha Ramchandani:
Published author of children’s fiction, with 20 published works of children’s fiction available in leading bookstores across the country, Vinitha's books are part of CBSE English Learning Programme (ELP) and is now included in the ISCE ELP. She writes a column on parenting called Mommy 24x7 for magazine Parent Edge and currently writes a column exploring children’s spaces in Mumbai called ‘Mumbai For Kids With Vinitha Ramchandani’ with well-known tabloid, Mid-Day. Her new book for children on Subhash Chandra Bose, commissioned by Hachette, and released in mid-2015 was listed as the top 20 must-have books for children. Vinitha has been an editor for the last 15 years, working in book publishing for the last five years. Her forte is identifying potential manuscripts and helping bestselling authors transform their work. She does this by steering them through tips and tools of writing and editing.
About Open Bracket:
Open bracket is an experimental platform for all things creative! We organize and curate custom made workshops that stand firmly in the no man’s land between classroom lectures and professional training, though never shying from mandatory hops of fun. The workshops are conducted by professionals who are invited from an extensive list of artists and creators from all over the country. To know more log on to www.openbracket.in
WORKSHOP: MAPPING CIRCULATORY LIVES
AUG 06, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
An opportunity to add to the content of the on-going exhibition 'Mumbai Return', in collaboration with Urbz!
Share your own stories, images and narratives in this unique workshop that will involve interactive sessions, the use of computers and mobile phones. The Urbz team will work with participants who bring in material from their own lives - photos of their homes and contexts in Mumbai, where they live, as well as of any other place they also belong to.
Conducted by the Urbz team.
Age Group: 16+
Charges: Only Museum entry ticket applicable.
Click HERE for registration!
From Timber to Timbre: A Sarod masterclass by Suresh Vyas
JULY 22, 2017 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
A masterclass tracing the glorious history of the melodious instrument the Sarod, from its humble origins to its present form.Suresh Vyas of the Senia Maihar Gharana will unravel the instrument even as he shares stories of the great maestro Baba Allauddin Khan.The programme will conclude with a short recital of 2 Raags created by Baba Allauddin Khan.
Charges: Rs. 100 (inclusive of Museum entry charges).
About Shri Suresh Vyas:
Suresh Vyas has earned his tutelage under the legendary Ma Annapurna Deviji daughter of Baba Alauddin Khan. Suresh has been learning the Sarod for over 35 yrs. He is a teacher, performer and a raconteur and has to his credit several performances and speaking assignments.
Activity: Community Drum Circle
JULY 15, 2017 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
An event where members of the public are invited to drum and create music together. It’s a stress buster, a great way to meet like-minded people and an opportunity to reconnect with your inner rhythm.
Taal Inc. brings music to each and every one in the community! These Community Drum Circles are our little step towards bringing drums, rhythm and the sheer joy that they precede, into every single home. They do these drum circles in Pune, Mumbai and Goa.
You need not be a drummer or musician to be a part of our monthly sessions. If you have an instrument, bring it along else you will be provided with a drum / percussion instrument.
So Mumbaikars, come join us for an evening where you will sing, dance, drum and make new friends!
In collaboration with Taal Inc.
Charges: Rs. 100 for adults
Free for 12 years to 18 years
To register please write to email@example.com
Come. Drum. Be One.
Once Again - You DON'T have to be a drummer to take part in our Drum Circle. NO prior musical experience is required.
Workshop: Textiles on Paper!
JUNE 24, 2017 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Explore techniques such as block printing, knots & pleats of tie-and-dye that are commonly used fabric to create fun patterns on paper!
Participants will be provided three sheets of special handmade paper made out of fabric, acquired from Rajasthan.
Age Group: 7+ and adults
Charges: Rs 300 per head inclusive of Museum entry ticket and materials
Registration enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with Iteeha
Make Your Own Terrarium!
Participate in this workshop to create a terrarium that you can take back home! Terrariums are unique, mini ecosystems in glass bowls.The workshop will be conducted by a professional gardening expert Anusha Babbar.
This workshop is inspired by the work 'Terrasphere' on display at the Museum as part of an ongoing exhibition titled 'Speculations From The Field' by Rohini Devasher.
Film-Making on the Phone
Short-film and brand maker Rahul Datta of the Starving Artists Films guided the participants on different hacks and techniques for creating short films using just a smartphone.
What’s your type?
This workshop was presented as part of the outreach for the temporary exhibition ‘EYE ON POLAND: New Graphic Design from Poland’, which showcases contemporary Polish design through posters, books, vinyl and cd covers.
Inspired by this exhibition, the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum hosted a typography workshop conducted by graphic designer and typographer Kruti Saraiya.
Drawing on the exhibition ‘Silver Magic Vintage Photographs of the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema’, participants transformed and combined pre-existing, disparate images from Hindi cinema to create a new, imaginary reality. Participants re-created popular scene stills or movie posters from their imagination!
Pottery and Clay Modelling
Abbas Galwani, potter, artist and teacher helped enthusiastic participants explore and experiment with a range of wheel and hand building techniques
Building Shadow Boxes
Filmmaker, artist and toymaker, Ruchi Bakshi showed participants the tricks to creating their own story in a shadow box
Comics and Cartoons
Abhijeet Kini, creator of the popular comics Milk and Quickies and Angry Maushi, held participants enthralled as he guided them through the process of creating their own characters, storylines and artworks!
Photo-Walk through Byculla
Travel and adventure photographer Mayank Soni led a photo-walk through the Museum’s immediate neighbourhood of Byculla. Participants explored the heritage precinct’s markets, cafes, bungalows, businesses and religious sites, and, under Mayank’s expert guidance, caught it all on camera!
3D Paper Sculpting
Artist and crafter Nibha Sikander revealed how she creates delicate 3D sculptures using only coloured paper and a very sharp cutter.