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Young at 55 – Pune’s oldest Art Institute, Chitrakalpa, continues to grow bigger and stronger

Chitrakalpa Art Institute is the oldest and a renowned art institute in Pune. It was established in 1961 by Shri Gangadhar Krishnarao Apte. Back then, it started functioning as household art classes. Then his son, Shri Anand G. Apte, a school teacher, introduced various creative courses, helping the institute grow in all direction of art forms. He celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the Institute with its first Art Exhibition in 1985 to encourage the creativity and potential of his students. The tradition continues till date.

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute – Main Branch at Sadashiv Peth (Pic Source – Google)

Since 1990, the third generation of the Institute, Shri. Milind A. Apte is playing a significant role in developing and expanding the institute. Today under his guidance the institute has flourished in all aspects. He established 7 other branches making art accessible for students all over Pune city with its main branch at Sadashiv Peth, Pune.

Branches
Sadashiv Peth
Dhankawadi
Mukund Nagar
Walvekar Nagar
Kothrud
Padmavati
Bavdhan
Aundh

over 20,000 students trained so far

Courses Offered
Elementary and Intermediate Exams
Maharashtra Vidyapith Exam
Childrens Hobby Classes (KG to Grade 7)
Portrait and Pencil Shading
Water Colour, Poster Colour, Oil Canvas Painting, Madhubani Painting, Warli Painting, Fabric Art
Mehendi
Calligraphy
Stained Glass
Rangoli-Portrait
Ceramic Pot Art
Murals

अभिमान वाटतो की चित्रकार आपट्यांची तिसरी पिढी कार्यरत आहे. आजोबांनी लावलेल्या रोपट्याचे कल्पवृक्षात रूपांतर झालं आहे हे बघतांना खूपच आनंद वाटतो. याच कल्पवृक्षाचे लवकरच वटवृक्ष झालेले बघायला नक्की आवडेल.

Milind Apte
Milind Apte

Exhibition

Chitrakalpa Art Institute Exhibition
Chitrakalpa Art Institute Exhibition at P N Gadgil and Sons Art Gallery, Aundh

Chitrakalpa Art Institute is exhibiting the artwork of its students and Milind sir at P N Gadgil and Sons Art Gallery, Aundh from 8 Jul 2016 till 17th July 2016. We bring you some of their awesome creations on display at the gallery.

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute – 3D Painting

  

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute Painting

 

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute – Coffee Painting

 

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute – Poster Colour Painting

Ballpen Painting
Chitrakalpa Art Institute – Ball Pen Painting

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute – Painting

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute – Oil Colour

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute – Painting

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When asked about what is in store for the future, Milind sir says, “Art Institute चे रूपांतर Art College मध्ये करण्याचा मानस आहे. तसेच पुण्याबाहेर शाखा काढण्याचा मानस आहे.”

He sums it up with these words – “प्रत्येकामध्ये कला असतेच फक्त ती जोपासण्याची इच्छा पाहिजे.

Chitrakalpa Website

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