Archana Chharia ( Executive Member )

Educationist & Philanthropist

The Executive Members are an essential part of the governing body of a non-governmental organization (NGO). The decisions that the organization takes and the policies that it executes leave an impact on the people it serves. Therefore, the role of Executive Members in the Governing Body is vitally important. It’s a privilege for IIP Foundation that Mrs. Archana Chharia has graced its Governing Body as an Executive Member.

As a resourceful and highly imaginative Art Educationist, flawlessly trained in a wide array of artistic mediums, Mrs. Chharia possesses a blend of exemplary talents for instilling art appreciation and promoting creativity and open mindedness with her proven ability to maintain a well-disciplined and highly motivated classroom. Her career as a versatile Art and craft Educationist spans over 2 decades in which she has been dedicatedly providing high quality education to the students with commitment to raise the standards of artistic education.

Art of any form is the most interesting, interactive and involving communication, specially the art and craft. The colors, the papers, the waste material, the forms, the shapes, the texture are few raw materials thru which Mrs.Chharia creates wonderful art pieces.

Graduated from College of Arts, Delhi in 1994 Mrs.Chharia worked with creative agencies and packaging units of repute. The urge to teach was always her final ambition and thus served schools for more than 18 years. Here the love for children was truly out of the world, being the most preferred teacher she enjoys the creative journey through out.

At IIP Foundation Mrs.Chharia acts as a facilitator of the Foundation’s art-centric educational programs, using classroom presentations and individual instruction to help students learn and apply concepts they learn. She makes a very smart use of hands-on approach to help children understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thinking skills making them prepared for success later in life.

“This definition of art may seem quite broad; however at the elementary level, art begins with drawing some curly or crossed lines on the paper (or walls). My aim is to introduce students with the fundamentals of art philosophy and the Basics of art. Once the students are clear about the philosophy and ideas behind art creation, they can set their own art approach towards all objects”.

- Archana Chharia

Work Experience of 2 Decades as an Outstanding Art Educator

Step By Genesis Global School, Noida, June 2013– Till Date

Responsibilities:

  • Serving as Head of Art department, responsible for educating the senior students in CBSE, IB and IGCSE
  • Responsible in organizing and taking care all Events, decorations and providing creative support.
  • Participated in various national and international seminars, conventions and programs
  • Instructed pupils in various art, still life, word art, art history, display board decoration, Tie & dye, Candle Making, Folk Art, Poster Designing, nature study, stone art, best out of waste etc.
  • Responsible for organizing various programs in school.
  • All round decoration for school outlook and programs.
  • Accompanied students on field trips to museums or art galleries and contests.

Step By Step School, Noida, June 2011– 2013

Responsibilities:

  • Mastered over 60 different art and craft forms
  • Have participated in various national and international seminars, conventions and programs
  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans with creativity using age appropriate material focusing on relevant topics.
  • Instructed pupils in art, still life, word art, art history, display board decoration, Tie & dye, Candle Making, Folk Art, Poster Designing, nature study, stone art, best out of waste etc.
  • Responsible for organizing various programs in school.
  • Successfully achieved student participation by utilizing creativity and incorporating a “real life” connection into the classroom in order to gain and maintain students interest and encourage self-expression.
  • All round decoration for school outlook and programmes.
  • Accompanied students on field trips to museums or art galleries.

Vishwa Bharati Public School, Noida, April 1999 – May 2011

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans using age appropriate material focusing on relevant topics including wild life, greenery and landscapes.
  • Instructed pupils in art & craft, such as painting, sketching, designing, Face painting, pot decoration, display board decoration. Sequins Decoration, Pot bead Decoration, Tie & dye, Candle Making, Folk Art, Poster Designing, Mask making e.t.c.
  • Taught, observed and evaluated approximately 1700 pupils' work - Coordinated various programmes and inter school competitions in school
  • Designed the school prospectus, Cover design of Report Card, School Calendar, Vishwadeep (school Magazine) for many years
  • Successfully achieved student participation by utilizing creativity and incorporating a “real life” connection into the classroom in order to gain and maintain students’ interest and encourage self-expression.
  • All round decoration for school outlook and programmes.
  • Accompanied students on field trips to museums or art galleries.
  • Administration of tests and evaluation of grading (part of Examination cell)