The AEP is guided by Art1st curriculum books, independently-developed for pre, primary, middle school. The set of books come with the AEP, taking young readers on an evolving journey of engagement with art – from participation to deeper engagement and finally to transformative experiences.
Designed with the help of leading educators and pedagogues, these books
are developed on the triad principles of fun, possibility and expressivity.
‘Art1st training sessions and books have enriched my personal knowledge and confidence immensely.’
‘I have been using the principles of art introduced in the Art1st books in my craft sessions. This engages the students while making new concepts clearer to them, since most of the time they deal with 3D forms which helps to understand and visualise better.’
‘This year we are combining many activities of Art1st with our SEL programme. This experience is making me see the book differently than how I saw it last year. So many activities are relevant and readily fit with our SEL programme. This is making my classes relevant and bringing the students closer to one another.’
‘For me Art is about creating a space of joy for children, where they come and feel happy and are excited to work. Having a book with interesting and fun pre-planned activities has made my teaching practice efficient and somewhat easy.’
‘I have always enjoyed reciting poems and now because of the Art1st curriculum I am able to combine poetry with visual art. This makes my teaching experience very personal and the students thoroughly enjoy it.’
‘Portrait itself is a vast topic and teaching it at the student level is a bit challenging. But the way activities are planned within the Art1st book makes it helpful to make students understand about the concept.’
They bring to action the key aspirations of the NEP 2020.
‘Pedagogy must evolve to make education more experiential, holistic, integrated,
inquiry-driven, discovery-oriented, learner-centric, discussion-based, flexible,
and of course, enjoyable.’