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IIAD Hosts Orientation Week

This one week helps students understand the difference between school and design college education

Indian Institute of Art and Design organised a week-long orientation event for the new batches. The main purpose of the orientation session is to bridge the gap between the faculty and the students. The week-long programme includes introductory sessions, giving students an overview of college life and allowing them to get settled in their new environment.

The Director-Academics, Professor, Usha Patel with the Course Leader - Foundation, Kishore Chakraborty addressed the entire cohort and explained the importance of design education in today's fast-paced society. Students learn to work in groups, take feedback from their mentors and peers and begin the process of design thinking.

During the event, the institute ran a series of workshops. Following this, each student was asked to stamp their handprint on fabric as part of a traditional handprint art form. Students in groups undertook workshops on T-shirt printing, where students were guided through the creation of a t-shirt and the study of printing techniques. In monoprint, students learnt hand-wiping, rolling tactics and overprinting in multiple colours and plates, whereas in Sarkhanda Structure, participants cut and tied reed grass in a crisscross pattern to create functional structures. The macramé workshop taught students the basics of advanced knotting techniques.

After a week-long orientation programme, an exhibition was organised to showcase the work done by all the students in their respective workshops. This one week helps students understand the difference between school and design college education where thinking by doing is the keystone to learning.


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