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Artisans, industry practitioners and experts of national and global repute trained AnantU design students in different art forms, organised as part of the common studio. These studios, an integral part of AnantU’s design pedagogy, are aimed at making students understand the usage of various media to express themselves creatively. Our students got an opportunity to learn and hone their skills in:

Puppetry Workshop, under the guidance of global performer and puppeteer Puran Bhatt. This studio helped students learn the art of making puppets, including carving, stitching and other aspects like set designing, stage planning and storytelling.

Phad Painting tutored by Vijay Joshi, a renowned 13th-generation Phad Painting practitioner. Our students learnt about the historical and cultural significance and the narratives that go into its creation. Besides, they also learnt the painting techniques, themes, contemporary interpretations and experiments.

The award-winning sculptor Sharad Sheth tutored the Common Studio on Assemblage. Students learnt how to create sculptures by assembling scrap materials.

Block printing, led by expert craftsmen Kirit Chitira, father Jayantibhai Kanchanlal Chitara and brother Rohan Chitara, introduced students to the celebrated art forms Kalamkari and Maata ni Pachedi.

The common studio on moulding clay and POP, led by expert artisan Anjani Kumar, allowed students to fashion various models from clay and ceramic. They learnt different techniques, material quality and form development.

Phygital Books, a one of its kind studio, combined Augmented Reality (AR) with the physical world. Headed by designer Bhargav Padhiyar, the studio allowed students to make visually rich interactive art books with augmented reality. It helped students create interactive products by weaving components technically and conceptually together.

Leatherworking, tutored by Daasharha Sevak, founder of Curio Design, explored leather as a material and leatherworking as a skill. They learnt to handle leather and fashioned products out of it.

Bookbinding, tutored by industry expert Bharat Patel, aimed at helping design students develop skills such as scaling and mapping, a prerequisite to designing products.