Play of Painting

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Play of Painting sessions allow children and adults to express themselves through painting in a non-judgmental environment. Play of Painting is inspired by the work of educator Arno Stern, and developed through his work all over the world. It has been practised in Auroville since 2003, and is today used in many Auroville schools.

History of Play of Painting in Auroville

Play of Painting was first practiced in the Center Field Kindergarten and at Transition School where two dedicated spaces were created (Transition’s studio was relocated to the Nandanam campus in 2009). In order to respond to an increasing demand for this activity, Sandrine and Claire invited Arno Stern to come to Auroville in March 2007. He gave a one-week workshop, through which 40 people were trained to facilitate Play of Painting. Afterward Udavi School built the first space specially designed for Play of Painting.

Video: The Look of Integral Education - Play of Painting

Books and articles


Articles about Play of PaintingYear
SAIIER 2016:Play of Painting at Nandanam Kindergarten2016
SAIIER 2016:Play of Painting at the Kindergarten2016
SAIIER Annual Report 2014-2015: Play of Painting at Nandanam Kindergarten2015
Ritam "From teacher to servant: A personal experience with 'Play of Painting'"2009
Ritam "Meditation and Painting: A Research Project"2006

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