Sangita's Cross Cultural Indian Theme Workshops

Sangita is pleased to offer Cross Cultural Workshops in large variety of topics, which are suitable for children and adults of all ages.
Workshops can be booked on an hourly basis, as a day workshop or as series of workshops.
Workshops can be booked for any time and for all 7 days a week.
Full descriptions of all the workshops are below the picture, which are also provided to download.

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Topic Workshop Workshop Description
Art & Craft Rangoli Art
  • Rangoli is a mixture of Indian art and craft.
  • Learn about this Indian art form and the traditional ways it is created.
  • Rangolis are created using supplied templates and materials like coloured powders, coconut, rice, lentils.
  • Both taster and linked series of workshops are available.
  • See some unique Rangoli's created by the artist Sangita Kapadia.
  • Group Rangoli Art
  • Work together as a team to create an interior wall hangable unique Group Rangoli (view video) artwork using supplied contemporary materials like pulses, lentils, pasta, coloured rice, coconut.
  • Workshop duration from 2 hours to whole day based on artwork size.
  • Handmade Cards
  • Learn to make Indian Theme 3D Cards for any occasion.
  • A variety of materials are provided such as symbolic motifs, papers, studs, threads, etc.
  • Dazzle yourself as you create your own bespoke card.
  • Animated Poetry
  • In Animated Poetry you are guided to create a rhyming couplet about nature. You are also shown pencil sketching techniques so you can add your own creative sketch to animate your poem and make a greeting card on supplied paper.
  • Dance Garba
  • Discover the traditional Indian dance called "Garba", which combines elegant hand and feet movements.
  • The dancer forms part of a group which moves in a circular formation in time with the beat and music.
  • This dance is energetic, fun, develops coordination, and is cross-cultural. Video clip of Garba.
  • Both taster and linked series of 5 workshops are available. In the later a basic costume is provided and there is possibility to present to an audience.
  • Raas
  • In "Raas", the dancers still form a circular formation, like Garba, but work in pairs with their hands engaged in a stick dance.
  • The 5 cycle stick formation circulates with the beat of the drum and music.
  • This dance is energetic, fun, develops coordination, and is cross-cultural. Video clip of Raas.
  • Both taster and linked series of 5 workshops are available. In the later a basic costume is provided and there is possibility to present to an audience.
  • Fashion Heena Tattoos
  • An introductory talk on the origin and significance through pictures.
  • Two types of workshops are offered: Family/Adult Learning
  • Pampering: a medium Heena tattoo is applied to a hand by Sangita.
  • Sari Wrapping
  • Learn how to wear this most elegant and traditional Indian costume, the Sari.
  • Discover the different regional styles and see the variety of materials used.
  • Try and wear a sari provided for the workshop and take a picture!
  • Bindi Art
  • An introductory talk on the origin and significance through pictures.
  • A fancy coloured Bindi is applied to the forehead or hand and a small design created around it.
  • Two types of workshops are offered: Family/Adult Learning
  • Pampering: Bindi Art is applied individually by Sangita.
  • Group Bindi Tags
  • An introductory talk on the origin and significance through pictures.
  • Bindi designs are created on tags, then framed to make a group project.
  • Talks Food, Culture, Festivals, Fashion, Art
  • All talks include visualisation via pictures and items as appropriate.
  • Food: Indian vegetarian - diet, spices, herbs, vegetables, pulses.
  • Culture: weddings, customs, regional variations, language, symbols.
  • Festivals: Diwali, Holi, Navratri, Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Choth.
  • Fashion: costumes, embroidery, jewellery, Heena tattoo, Bindi, Sari styles.
  • Art: traditional and contemporary Rangoli, significance of colours.
  • Language Hindi, Gujarati
  • Basic words and phrases needed to communicate with friends, colleagues, relatives, for travelling, shopping, dining, etc, in the National Language Hindi and Gujarati are introduced using English transliteration.
  • Music Tabla Drums
  • Introduction to the classically based Indian drums called Tabla.
  • Discover how many different sounds can be created from the tabla using combinations of the various finger and hand techniques.
  • Then have a go yourself.
  • Additionally, one to one full classical training can be provided.
  • Music Talk & Demo
  • See Indian instruments like tabla, dholak and harmonium and how they are played.
  • Discover a new language of the Indian drums and how Indian music can be related to Western music.

  • *** Workshops are suitable for children & adults ***
    Schools (Reception, Nursery, Infant, Primary, Secondary, Special)
    Family Learning, Fun Days
    Youth Clubs, After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Children Centres
    Adult Groups (eg Ladies, Over 50s, Satur-dads, etc)
    Melas, Parties, Fetes, Festival of Literature, Weddings
    Art & Craft Groups
    Nursing Homes
    Ethnic Minority
    Corporates
    Multi-Cultural Events: Community Cohesion, Diversity, Global, One World

    Photos from workshops:-

    Rangoli Art Rangoli Art from series of workshops
    Group Rangoli Art Group Rangoli Art
    Bindi Art (forehead) Bindi Art (hand)
    Group Bindi Tags Sari Wrapping
    Heena Tattoos Animated Poetry
    Handmade Cards Group Crafts
    Garba Dance Demo Garba Dance
    Talk on Festivals Tabla Drums

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