The Art and Craft Exhibition, which is a biennial feature at South Point, was held in the School premises from December 21 to 23, 2017. Prior to this, in order to facilitate the arrangements for the exhibition, classes for Nursery I to Class I were suspended from December 18 to 20, 2017, Classes II & III were suspended on December 19 & 20, 2017 and Classes IV & V were suspended on December 20, 2017.
The renowned painter and art critic, Shri Debabrata Chakraborty was the Chief Guest for the Art and Craft Exhibition. On the day of the inauguration, some students of South Point High School sang the opening song followed by the school song. This was followed by the welcome address by Smt. Dalbir Kaur Chadda, Principal, South Point School. Thereafter, the Chief Guest addressed the gathering, lit the ceremonial lamp, cut the ribbon and inaugurated the exhibition.
Numerous art and craft exhibits were on display. The exhibition showcased the creative potential of the budding artists of the school, ranging from Nursery I to Class XII. There were drawings in poster colour, acrylic colour, water colour and pastel colour, art work in the form of mosaic and collage work. There were craft items like terracotta pots, plates and vases, wall hangings, lamp shades, trays and coasters, pencil holders, dolls made of hand gloves and socks, to name a few. Numerous glass paintings were also on display. The exhibition included more than two thousand five hundred paintings and other works of art.
About one hundred pupils of Classes II to IV, under the guidance of Art Teachers, had made paper bags with vegetable print, decorative flowers and other creative items at workshops held earlier. Hand-painted dupattas and t-shirts were also made by children at the workshops. The Class V students worked with acrylic colours on canvas with ‘Nature’ as the subject.
Students of Classes I to V had also worked on theme projects. The topics were:
- Class I – Picnic at the Farm
- Class II – The Enchanted World
- Class III – Helping Hands
- Class IV – Hooked by Books
- Class V – Inspiring Lives
Colourful charts and models were exhibited and some students were selected as live models and demonstrators. A special attraction was the room in which drawings and craft work by the students of Sandipan, the free evening school run by South Point Foundation and of the KMCP School Hazra Road, adopted by South Point, were exhibited. On December 21, 2017 some students of Sandipan visited the exhibition, while some students of the KMCP School visited it on the following day.
Children of the Co-Curricular Activity Department staged various performances in the courtyard; this added to the festive ambience of the occasion..
The exhibition was open to visitors from 12 noon to 5.30 pm on all the days. Over five thousand visitors came to see the exhibition.