Bangalore, India, September 25, 2014 -- In continuation with their philanthropic endeavors to help communities through art, Sublime Galleria will hold an exclusive exhibition of paintings by the Children of Christel House, India. The collection will go LIVE on 25th September and continue till 25th October 2014, and would feature the works of kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
The theme of the exhibition is Art by Children and is not limited to focus on any one area, thus, allowing each child to explore the world around him/her through art. The medium of the paintings will be Acrylic on Canvas and the size of each work, would range from (2ft x 2ft) to (6ft x 8ft).
The children at Christel House, India belong to weaker sections of society and the medium of art has proved to be an effective way for them to express themselves creatively. Their Art Program is integral in shaping their personalities and is often seen to be therapeutic for them.
According to Raju Shahani, Managing Director, Christel House India, "At Christel House, we believe that our students can reach their highest potential with a cultivated capacity for imagination. We strive to channelize the creativity in every child by encouraging free expression through various art forms. Our Art Program is integral to our approach in shaping personalities of these impoverished children and helping them express themselves clearly and convincingly. We have found that this focus on art has at times been therapuetic for children going through any learning disability or emotional distress due to their abused background. We are grateful to Sublime Galleria for their offer space and resources to promote art talent of the Christel House children."
Christel House & Art:
Christel House students have won several international awards and scholarships for their audio visual creations, another creative expression vertical, the most recent being the 2014 Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship. With 118 applications from around the world, three Christel House students from Bangalore made it to the list of Top 25, for their creative skills to change their communities. In another recent example, the children from Christel House India from Grade 7 and above worked for 5 months to develop a document on corruption that went on to win the Best Documentary Award (School Student Category) in the much acclaimed 3rd Bangalore Shorts International Film Festival in 2014. The children used path-breaking techniques for producing and directing the movie such as the Green Screen technique of shooting which is used to create special effects in professional cinema.
Christel House students also participate regularly in Berserk - a unique creative conference that helps hone a child's artistic abilities.
The Christel House curriculum for the visual arts includes:
* Drawing & Painting
* Clay Modelling & Pottery
* Mask & Puppet Making
* Wall Mural
* Collaborating Art Projects
* Art History
* Photography & Film Making
About Christel House:
Christel House was founded in 1998 by Christel DeHaan, entrepreneur turned philanthropist. It opened five learning centers from 1999 to 2002. Currently Christel House provides education, food, and other assistance to over three thousand children globally.
Christel House's approach is holistic. In addition to an education equal to that offered by India's best educational institutions, it provides food, counselling and healthcare. Outside the Learning Center, it works to improve the home life of the students. It has a strong community outreach program that focuses on creating awareness and connection within the community. The aim is to bridge the gap between the home and the school environments and develop a strong parent-teacher team, united in the responsibility of raising the children well.
Finally, in its endeavor of ending the cycle of poverty in society, Christel House also offers guidance with continuing education and job placement after graduation.
In India, Christel House is the only charity that takes on children from Kindergarten and mentors them through Grade 12 and beyond into colleges and jobs. All donor contributions are used only for the children and not on general and administrative expenses of the school.
Christel House is a registered, non-profit organization for assisting impoverished children. It operates schools in the United States, Venezuela, South Africa, Mexico, and India. Visit www.in.christelhouse.org, for more details.
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