KCT Business School offered an open elective course in Warli Art for students of MBA and also offered a week long workshop for students of KCLAS in association with Department of Visual Communication of Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts & Science (KCLAS). Two workshops were conducted – one for 43 MBA students and another for 30 students from the Department of Visual Communication and B.Com PA during the months of August ’18 and March ’19.
The work done by students was exhibited near KORE on March 29,2019. The Warli tribe is one of the largest in India, located outside of Mumbai. Despite being close to one of the largest cities in India, the Warli reject much of contemporary culture. The tribal style of art is thought to date back as early as 10th century A.D. The Warli culture is centered around the concept of Mother Nature and elements of nature are often focal points depicted in Warli art forms. Farming is their main way of life and a large source of food for the tribe. They greatly respect nature and wildlife for the resources that they provide for life. The art pieces of students usually depict the above themes. The one credit course gave students of KCT and KCLAS an opportunity to revisit the art form in its conventional and contemporary forms. Dr.Kirupa Priyadarsini, Associate Professor & Centre Head, Centre of HR facilitated both the workshops for the students.