Craft Village encourages Schools, Colleges and Institutions to learn and understand the Crafts of India through diverse programs that range from day-long workshops to week-long programs. These programs are custom designed to suit the needs of different age groups, interests, and professions. These uniquely designed programs add value in terms of knowledge & awareness, present a holistic worldview, deep-dive into the culture, and help the next generation to connect with the timeless traditions. Not only do these programs make them more tactile, but also connect them with humanity and build broader perspectives. The intention behind these programs is to transform an individual into creating a fine balance between tradition and modernity, transitioning from an impulse consumer to a more sustainable approach.
A week-long Craft & Cultural program was designed for Ms Hazel Lim, Professor at Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore. The program oriented the professor through one of the most ancient cultures of the world. The programs also had a blend of tradition and modernity. The professor was taken on a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art, Crafts Museum and "Wonder of the World" - Taj Mahal. She also worked on Natural Dyeing, Printing and Weaving with Dr Himadri Ghosh, a celebrated textile designer and attended Tribal Art workshop on Gond by world-famous Bhajju Shyam.
Twenty students and three faculty members (including celebrated professors Prof. Trudy Landgren, Dr Kelly Gage, and Dr Anupama Pasricha) from Apparel, Merchandising and Design, School of Business & Professional Studies, St. Catherine’s University, USA attended a day-long workshop on Kantha Embroidery conducted by Mahamaya Sikdar, National Award Winner & President Gold Medalist. The day-long program oriented these participants on the origin of Kantha; journey through the master’s work including Ramayana; various stitch types, patterns and motifs of this world-class embroidery.
Fifty-five students and seven teachers of classes 11 & 12 from American Embassy School (AES) visited Craft Village for Gond Tribal Art workshop conducted by the world-famous Bhajju Shyam, also a renowned illustrator of 'London Jungle Book' on 3rd March 2017. The master introduced the students and faculty members to Gondi tradition and how life skills can be drawn from this tribal form understanding the elements of nature besides learning various motifs, compositions and techniques to create individual Gond Tribal Art pieces.