Craft Design Labs

A Unique Platform To Educate Young Children Through Traditional Crafts

Craft Design Labs originates from a shared love of Indian Arts and Crafts. Craft Design Lab has been envisioned to celebrate the handmade. Making by hand is a fundamental activity across India and the diverse craft traditions have produced products of exceptional skill and aesthetic beauty. Our vision is to liberate craft and create a bridge between the modern consumer and timeless craft traditions.

 

Where Do We Look For Solutions

Many of our traditional craft systems are built on principles of science, sustainability, aesthetics and learning by doing.
The narratives of  crafts are  filled with traditional learning, symbolism,
and unique, non formal ways to pass on skills and learning from generation to generation

60 Minutes a Week!

The average school child spends less than 60 minutes a week on art and craft in school, and over 12 hours on academics.

Clay modelling and sculpture is not only about pottery, and teaches practically the  about principles of balance, pressure, expansion, heat application.

Block printingis not just about printing and a lot to do with mathematics, chemistry, geography, bio-rhythms engineering and problem solving!

Why We Do What We Do

A need to create Deeper, immersive and more meaningful engagement with crafts

The purpose of this exercise is not to teach children how to make clay alligators and coffee mugs. The purpose is to teach children a predictable cognitive sequence they can apply when they encounter anything new: Observe, question, explore, reflect. Repeat. The children learn to respect their materials, not just to dive into them. They learn – without having seen it before – that clay is a material they can use to represent something else, a key developmental challenge of the early years.

The purpose of this exercise is not to teach children how to make clay alligators and coffee mugs. The purpose is to teach children a predictable cognitive sequence they can apply when they encounter anything new: Observe, question, explore, reflect. Repeat. The children learn to respect their materials, not just to dive into them. They learn – without having seen it before – that clay is a material they can use to represent something else, a key developmental challenge of the early years.

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