Running a workshop is a great way to share your skills or to help people learn from each other. Facilitating a workshop can feel daunting if you are new to it, but with a little bit of thought you can put together a good workshop even if you don’t have a lot of experience already. This briefing offers some basic principles and practical ideas to help you do that.
We all learn and remember things ,but differences in life experiences and how our brains process and store information mean we all do these things in different ways. Below we have provided a summery puff insights into this as well as tips on how to use them as Facilitators. The key is to build in variety, and notes provide the kinds of activities you would enjoy.
You give all participants the best chance of concentrating on and remembering somethingif they can access the ideas through their eyes, ears and bodies.
To-day, IMA’S completed its 2nd 3day Workshop on both music and dance. Both the workshops were held separately. The music workshop was started from 11.00am and continued till 1.00pm.The dance workshop started at 2 pm and continued upto 5pm.
Mrs Swarnali Pal, the music facilitator taught the students certain technique for strengthening voice.Certain excersises that how to modulate voice, how to develop pitch and tonal quality. She taught the knowledge of rhythm and also importance of breathe control. The participants were Mousumi Chakravorty, Sujata Mukherjee,Susmita Bachhar and Tamanna Basak. They all put their best effort to learn and enjoy the workshop very much. Most important thing to note that Sujata Mukherje joined this workshop just after 1 month of her knee operation. Mrs Mousumi Chakravorty reacted in her face book twitt that it was a wonderful experience attending music workshop conducted by Mrs.Swarnali Pal. It was both informative and entertaining. She emphasized on methods of fine ,tuning voice , improving pronunciation and voice modulation. The accompaniment of table made it easy to understand the importance of taal.
Similarly, the dance workshop also ended with a happier note. The participants were very excited to learn things from a facilitator Mrs. Jalsa Chandra who needs no introduction in the field of Bharatnatyam and creative dance in India. She is crowned with many international fame and exposer.At the end of the workshop, when she was asked what she taught to the participants during this 3 days of workshop. She replied that she had composed 2 pieces with consultation with Guru Ranganathan Srinivasan (Ritam, Boro Bina Saraswati ,taal Rupakam ) and a kirtanam based on Lord Ganesha.
When she was asked what was her advice to the youngsters .She said that the youngstars should excel only through practice ,practice and practice. They should try beyond their capacity .The guardians of the participants were very happy with the kind of arrangement done by IMA’S ,the House of Art. They will be eagerly waiting for the next workshop
Workshop On Creative Writing (English)
Workshop on Dance and Music
IMA’S has organized a 3 day Workshop from 27th to 29 th Of May’19 in its school complex. Both music and dance Workshops are held from 10am to 1 pm and 3pm to 6 pm respectively. Our facilitators for music workshop are Mrs. Swarnali Pal and Mrs Jalsa Chandra for dance. Both are very versatile in respect of their excellence in their respective field. Mrs Swarnali Pal was the disciple of Late Guru Subinoy Roy in Rabindra Sangeet and Indian Classical Music from Late Pandit Jamini Gangly. Mrs. Jalsa Chandra is a disciple of Guru Dr Thanku moni Kutty and and she herself is a renowned dancer with international repute.
We hope that in the very first day the participants found the workshop informative and worthwhile. Our primary goal was to increase their understanding of music and dance and to introduce and provide resources that will support their classroom instruction. There were many topics covered during the workshop and the presenters did an outstanding job of sharing their expertise with them. We got a great group and their enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make their time together both productive and fun. Thank every participant and the facilitators for their comments and suggestions on the evaluations and we can assure all the participants that each will be given consideration so that future workshops will be even more of a success.
We wish you the best in the upcoming school year. If we can be of help in any way, or if you have questions, please feel free to contact us at (e-mail and telephone). Again, thank you for being part of our music and dance Workshop and please recommend this training to others in the future. We wish you the best.
Workshop on Painting (Umbrella & Earthen Sara)
Today, a 3 day workshop on Painting ended at IMA’S Art Studio .Miss Sampa Das ,a smart,energetic,intelligent disciple of Sri Samir Sarkar ,an eminent Painter was the facilitator of this workshop.Sampa should be appreciated for her talent and unique sense of proportion. The participants were given two pieces of art works. One on the Earthen Sara and the other one was on the White Umbrella using acrylic paints. In this workshop, Sampa as a mentor got two students with diagonally opposite age group. One was Miss Tamanna Basak,a 11 years old girl and the other was 41 years old lady Mrs. Sushmita Bachhar ,who was a home maker never touched brush, never touched paints, never sketched a drawing even. She was totally nervous when she joined the workshop 1 st day for the first time. When to speak about Tamanna, we thought that she shouldn’t have much of maturity to apply her thought process due to her lower age. But, here lied the uniqueness of stewardship and leadership of Sampa, the young talented facilitator..
On the 3rd day, we were totally amazed at seeing the art work done by Sushmita and Tamanna. There was no magic stick in the hand of mentor. It all happened due to the exact direction and inspiration came from Sampa.
At the end, Sampa was asked how she could make it happened. She replied that it was really a great challenge to her to conclude this workshop .Probably, I could follow my guru Sri Samir Sarkar who taught me to follow the process very judiciously, practice very hard and keeping patience.When Sushmita was asked what was her reaction? She replied that she joined this workshop for playing with colours without expecting any outcome but at the end of 3rd day, she had achieved much more than that. She expressed her happiness and became grateful to IMA’S for giving her this opportunity. She appreciated Sampa, her mentor for her leadership. Tamanna, the youngest and ever smiling girl showed her happiness and confidence at the end of this workshop.Last but not the least, IMA’S Founder & Chairperson Mrs Swarnali Pal has declared that IMA’S will conduct total 24 workshops in different discipline in the year 2019-20.