The artscape group - 23 children from Nirmal School in Pandara Road, Karm Marg in Faridabad and from the British , American and Sri Ram Schools - met for the first time at Khan e Khanan's Tomb in Nizamuddin East.
After games to break the ice - some of them were feeling quite nervous - they explored the tomb, making rubbings and tracings and then stencils using the the shapes of the architecture as inspiration. In groups they sprayed paint over the stencils with old toothbrushes to create colourful paintings.
They each received their own backpack with a sketchbook and art materials for the project as well a copy of "Let's Explore Humayun's Tomb," in English or in Hindi depending on their preference.
Dressing up in Mughal Costume
Making rubbings and tracings of the original intricate plaster work
Preparing to paint
Planning our artwork
Making rubbings and tracings
Looking at significant shapes in the architecture - such as domes and arches, and making stencils
Group painting activity - using stencils and spraying paint onto the paper with old tooth brushes