A Masters’ Degree in Economics, may not come thru as the being the best qualification for someone who has made a career of Professional Art and Craft. Maybe her biggest contribution to art and craft has been busting the myth that art and craft is an in-born talent, and not meant for everyone.
[quote]In her words “there is an artist in all of us ……. all you need is a guide to help in your inner search for the artist in you. Much like Yoga, art and craft is therapeutic – it helps you open the mind to your creative self”. As per Rajashree, there is no age to take up art and craft and she encourages everyone to experience the exhilaration of creativity.[/quote]
With 12 years of art and craft experience behind her, Rajashree has today achieved the distinction of being recognised as a Senior Expert Teacher by Pidilite Industries, and is an external art and craft faculty with 15 schools in Mumbai including the reputed Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai and Kendriya Vidyalaya. She also works with numerous leading corporate houses in Mumbai like L&T, Syntelinc, Lionbridge, etc., where she periodically conducts creativity workshops by involving employees of all levels in art and craft sessions, as a platform to channel their creative energies.
[box type=”info”]Rajashree teaches and conducts training programs covering over 110 different art forms, working with over 30 different mediums. Tanjore painting, stained glass, mysore tanjore, tile work, Madhubani art, Warli painting, Fabric painting, glass etching, one stroke painting, origata work, soap craft, punch craft, paper quilling, decoupage work, are a few of the courses that she teaches. She is open to taking personal classes or formal group training programs in Mumbai. She stays in Hiranandani Gardens and is contactable at 9820370116 / 25797603.[/box]
She also contributes art and craft articles to various magazines like Tarla Dalal’s – Cooking and More, Euro kids inhouse magazine- Parent and Child and others. SHe has a book to her credit on the traditional Nathdwara Krishna- PICHWAI PAINTINGS- HERITAGE OF RAJASTHAN. As part of her social responsibilities, she works with NGOs and convents, where she teaches underprivileged kids and adults skills that help them earn a livelihood.