Renuka Taneja is the Founder of a studio for children called Windows the Art and Craft Corner.
Windows was established in January 2000 with a vision to help rediscover the child hidden within each one of us and to get the children connected to the soul of our planet so that they may nurture and preserve Her through their doing and being.
She uses art and craft media like drawings, papier mâché, clay etc along with recycled or discarded home use items like CD covers, bottles, cartons etc to help children and elders create utility items.
It is interesting to note that her older students from Windows have chosen qualifications and professions on the road less travelled. Their desire to do something about sustainability, preserving the environment and a curiosity to research and discover makes them stand out.
Renuka has been able to extend the concept of using art as a medium of creative expression to school teachers & administrators, NGOs and corporates besides school children. Use of discarded and recycled material in the creative outputs has been acknowledged by reputed NGOs like CRY, WWF and PVR Nest with whom she has partnered over the last few years to leverage creative expression, leveraging art and craft to help people connect with themselves and to create a sensitivity to the environment. CRY has taken out CDs along with do-it-yourself Junk Art and Sand Art kits whilst PVR Nest has shot and nationally exhibited a Design for change film clip with Windows’ children and has been marketing utility items created by them from the materials discarded by film screening companies.
Renuka’s work with corporates has primarily been in helping the leadership team members to get connected with the essence of the organization – its vision, values and the team’s individual and collective qualities, using the art medium.
Renuka has also taught at leading institutes like the NIFT, Pearl Academy of Art and her art creations have been sold in India and abroad.
Renuka secured her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from College of Art and is a product of National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad where she pursued Advanced Education Program in Textiles Design.
Renuka resides in Delhi.