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CQ presents ‘Alchemy of Memories.’ An Illustration Workshop with Sahiba & Amardeep:The proceedings of the workshop

Sahiba Madan

An architect whose intensive research study on traditional building crafts of India and hand-illustrated series of postcards for the same, inspired her career to turn direction to design and illustration.

Amardeep Behl

His work merges various mediums such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and audio-visual and digital multimedia, into a common language to be able to create emotive, storytelling experiences.

The participants at play

The participants are then given materials and colours to cut, paste, sketch and piece together stories from their imagination under the guidance of the facilitators.

Illustrated by: Ruchika Dogra
Illustrated by: Rajdeep Sarkar
Illustrated by: Preetika Kardam
Illustrated by: Odelia Kammoun
Illustrated by: Nishtha Tyagi
Illustrated by: Kay Khoo
Illustrated by: Chintan
Illustrated by: Babita Narang Kochar
Illustrated by: Amogh Bhatnagar
Illustrated by: Ambika Magotra
Illustrated by: Vidya Iyer
Illustrated by: Tanya Chachra
Illustrated by: Sukriti Batra
Illustrated by: Soumya Gupta
Illustrated by: Shantala Palat
Illustrated by: Sakshi Dayal
Illustrated by: Sakshi Gupta
A nostalgic final outcome

When everyone`s final story is presented on long accordion foldouts, it is a joint acknowledgement of "hey, we did this session together", and it is now part of our memories.

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News 27 Mar 2018

ColourNext 2018: CQ presents ‘Alchemy of Memories’, an illustration workshop that transpired at ColourNext 2018

Do you still hold dear your cassettes and that walkman? Or the ceramic pickle jars of your grandma's home? Polaroids vs collages of black-and-whites with little family anecdotes for the walls? A bamboo transistor, or a rustic gramophone. Finding it hard to choose between the two? Memories are truths, they makes us who we are. At ColourNext, we found that our collective memories are making a comeback in how people do up their spaces, as a trend for 2018.

CQ presents Alchemy of Memories, an illustration workshop with Sahiba Madan (kalakaarihaath) & Amardeep Behl (Design Habit). The designers-turned-facilitators for the evening introduce the participants to the art of visualizing memories into engaging imagery, exploring the idea of storytelling through memories. The participants are then given materials and colours to cut, paste, sketch and piece together stories from their imagination under the guidance of the facilitators.

The participants at play

The participants are then given materials and colours to cut, paste, sketch and piece together stories from their imagination under the guidance of the facilitators.

About Sahiba Madan

Sahiba Madan, an architect whose intensive research study on traditional building crafts of India and hand-illustrated series of postcards for the same, inspired her career to turn direction to design and illustration. Her ‘karigari’ is the primary constituent of KalakaariHaath, her exploration of architecture, design and illustration.

Sahiba Madan

An architect whose intensive research study on traditional building crafts of India and hand-illustrated series of postcards for the same, inspired her career to turn direction to design and illustration.

About Amardeep Behl

For the last 25 years, Amardeep Behl has develop a new language of design to seek out expression and deeper meaning in spaces. His work merges various mediums such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and audio-visual and digital multimedia, into a common language to be able to create emotive, storytelling experiences. Virasat-e-Khalsa is a fine example of that.

Amardeep Behl

His work merges various mediums such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and audio-visual and digital multimedia, into a common language to be able to create emotive, storytelling experiences.

The proceedings of the workshop

Amardeep's talk on bringing memories alive via storytelling provided the perfect cue for the workshop. The participants were provided A4 sheets that brought back many familiar memories - from the Sholay poster to Parle biscuits. It made the participants realise that while we all carry many memories, stringing them into a meaningful and emotional narration is the challenge. When everyone's final story is presented on long accordion foldouts, it is a joint acknowledgement of "hey, we did this session together", and it is now part of our memories.

Illustrated by: Ruchika Dogra
Illustrated by: Rajdeep Sarkar
Illustrated by: Preetika Kardam
Illustrated by: Odelia Kammoun
Illustrated by: Nishtha Tyagi
Illustrated by: Kay Khoo
Illustrated by: Chintan
Illustrated by: Babita Narang Kochar
Illustrated by: Amogh Bhatnagar
Illustrated by: Ambika Magotra
Illustrated by: Vidya Iyer
Illustrated by: Tanya Chachra
Illustrated by: Sukriti Batra
Illustrated by: Soumya Gupta
Illustrated by: Shantala Palat
Illustrated by: Sakshi Dayal
Illustrated by: Sakshi Gupta
A nostalgic final outcome

When everyone`s final story is presented on long accordion foldouts, it is a joint acknowledgement of "hey, we did this session together", and it is now part of our memories.

To witness the evening for yourself, check out the video of the workshop on YouTube.
If you were a participant, watch out for your work on Asian Paint’s Instagram.

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