Bangalore: Bangalore-based startup, Uable, the leading life-skill development platform for children has announced a one-of-its-kind online Creativity Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The creative festival will feature activities, workshops and talks by experts from various fields. Actress Kalki Koechlin will conduct an exclusive Masterclass on creative expressions while Art Educator Anisha Mandhania will run a workshop on the art of creative thinking. The event will also feature an engaging session by Columbia University’s Dr Jonathan Cohen on Creative Intelligence – the 21-st century superpower. The festival is open to parents, children in the 6 – 12 age group, and educators and participation is free. The event will see participation from over 50,000 parents, children and educators across India. Uable is the brainchild of Saurabh Saxena, who previously co-founded multiple ventures in education; Vedantu and Lakshya.
Key highlights of the creative festival:
● Creative Expression Masterclass with Kalki: Kalki will conduct a live guided workshop and co-create a short video with kids. Kalki will also end the class with a challenge for parents and kids, who need to express their most cherished memory in the form of a short video which can take any form such as a Haiku Poetry, a skit, speech or a 1 minute video. The Top 3 creative submissions will be shared by Uable on their social media.
● The Art of Creative Thinking: Art Educator Anisha Mandhania: Anisha will hold a workshop on how the most complex problems can be solved using creativity.
● Presentation on Creative Intelligence, the 21-st century superpower by Dr. Jonathan Cohen, Prof. of Psychology and Education, Columbia University & Advisor at Uable. Dr. Cohen will decode creative intelligence and its importance for children. He will be taking parents and educators on an interactive journey to examine how they can spark children’s creativity and imagination both inside and outside the classroom.
Actress Kalki Koechlin talking about this festival said, “There is nothing more satisfying than spending an evening with your child in creative pursuits. It could be an art, poetry or a video – the process is what matters. The creative masterclass will help children and parents express themselves freely. We will be dipping into our personal experiences, feelings and emotions and will turn them into a creative expression.”
Announcing this first of its kind event, Saurabh Saxena, Founder & CEO, Uable said “We are pleased to invite parents along with their children to join this unique parent-child online creativity festival. The event is not just for children to explore their creativity but also an opportunity for parents and educators to learn how they can foster a creative environment at home and in the classrooms. Parents and teachers have a profound impact on not just what children learn but also how they learn. Currently, there is a huge ‘creativity gap’ in the lives of children. We will explore how we can create ‘learning playgrounds’ for children that are filled with curiosity, imagination, sense of wonder, excitement and of course, creativity.”