The first karigar, Sahiba Madan, studied architecture from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture for 5 years and worked full-time as an architect for nearly 2 years. In her final year, she conducted an intensive research study on traditional building crafts of India and hand illustrated a series of postcards for it. These in turn, inspired KalakaariHaath. KalakaariHaath, meaning ‘the skilled hands’, is an exploration of architecture, design and illustration. The designs and creatives are inspired from traditional handicrafts of India among many other things.


Amardeep Behl has been passionately involved in finding expression and deeper meaning in working with space by merging various media like architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and audio-visual and digital multimedia, into a common language to be able to create emotive, storytelling experiences. His 25 years of experience has led Amar to consciously develop a new language of design that makes the spaces he works in, into narrative spaces. Virasat-e-Khalsa in Anandpur Sahib, is a prime example of a space devoted to telling the story of the Sikh peoples drawing 70 lakh visitors since its inauguration in 2011.

News 15 Feb 2018

CQ presents ‘Alchemy of Memories’, An Illustration Workshop at ColourNext 2018

In this first edition of CQ Workshops, designer Sahiba Madan & designer Amardeep Behl introduce us to how they visualise their memories into engaging imageries, with Alchemy of Memories, Virasat-e-Khalsa and more.

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). A 2-hour hands-on workshop for illustrators and artists, to spend a Sunday evening with memories and storytelling.

The Alchemy of Memories CQ Workshop explores the idea of storytelling through memories. Participants are given materials and colours to cut, paste, sketch and piece together stories from their imagination under the guidance of Amardeep and Sahiba.

Date and Time: 25 Feb 2018, 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Duration of the event: 2.5 Hours

Venue address and geolocation: ColourNext Trends Pavilion, NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla, New Delhi

Location on maps: Click Here


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