IDEAL Workshops during Sabarmati Festival 2016

This January, as part of the celebrations during the Sabarmati Festival 2016, IDEAL conducted a series of workshops on campus with ‘Traditional’ being the word for the day! We had Traditional Stained Glass & Traditional Shibori Dyeing workshops at the Institute campus on 8th & 9th January 2016. These events had a great response & good turnout. At IDEAL, there is always a reason to celebrate!        BACK to BLOG

IDEALists at the Sabarmati Festival 2016 on the Riverfront

This January, IDEAL (Institute of Design Expression Art & Learning) was proud to be a part of the Sabarmati River Festival organised from 6th to 10th January 2015. As part of the celebrations there, the Institute exhibited the latest from its Glass & Fabric lines. This included Stained Glass Lamps, Fused Glass Sculptures, Glass Furniture, Silk work, Apparels & Home Furnishings. It was truly a memorable experience for everyone included. Thank you so much for visiting us! #DesignExpression   Back to Blog 

IDEAL conducts CEPT Winter School Workshop on campus

The Institute of Design Expression Art & Learning (IDEAL) kicked off December with a 10-day workshop for CEPT University. The workshop was appropriately titled ‘Understanding Material – Glass’ & focussed on a number of Design & Surface Ornamentation Techniques. Conducted from 30th November 2015 to 9th December 2015, at the IDEAL Campus in Ambawadi, the workshop proved to be a great way to kick off the very hectic month of December! #DesignExpression     Back to Blog


‘PEHCHAAN – Perceptions’, The Year-End Exhibition at IDEAL, was well received and a runaway success. This was a collection of thoughts & perceptions expressed in the media of Glass, Wood, Fabric & Fine Art to name a few. From the inauguration by Smt. Anarben Patel & Shri Surendrabhai Patel, to a LIVE Demo by Artist Deviba Wala, to a series of interactive sessions with Artists, the event had everything & more! Venue:  Ravi Shankar Rawal Kala Bhavan, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad. Dates:   19th to 23rd December, 11am to 8pm       Back to […]

‘PEHCHAAN – Perceptions…’ – Year-end Exhibition

Asha Mandapa, Director of the Institute of Design Expression Art & Learning (IDEAL) welcomes you all to our year-end exhibition ‘PEHCHAAN – Perceptions…’ This is a collection of thoughts & perceptions expressed in the media of Glass, Wood, Fabric & Fine Art to name a few. A definite must-see for Artists & Art enthusiasts alike!   Venue:  Ravi Shankar Rawal Kala Bhavan, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad. Dates:   19th to 23rd December, 11am to 8pm   Inauguration: Inauguration on Saturday, 19th December, 2015 at 6pm The event will be graced by Smt Anarben […]

An Evening with Deviba Wala

 We are extremely pleased to announce that Deviba Wala, Artist Extraordinaire & Proprietor of TVAK Residential Studios, will be giving a LIVE Demo at ‘PEHCHAAN – Perceptions…’ onMonday, 21st December 2015.We invite you all to the venue to watch her weave her magic on canvas.Venue:  Ravi Shankar Rawal Kala Bhavan, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad.Date:   Monday, 21st December, 4:30pmBack to Blog

IDEAL celebrates the Spirit of Womanhood!

The Institute of Design Expression, Art & Learning (IDEAL) has seen more than a decade of Design Excellence, under the leadership of Mrs. Asha Mandapa, who herself is well known in India & abroad for her extensive structural & ornamental work in the medium of Glass among others. For her remarkable contribution to the society as an Artist & Designer, our Honorable Director was invited to be part of a show organized as a tribute to the Late Jasuben Shilpi, the ‘Bronze Woman of India’. We, at the Institute of […]

IDEAL shifts to its NEW Campus!

Quiet & off-beat, FULL of Creative Energy & BANG in the centre of town!No more long commutes or crowded roads!Andy Warhol styled furniture in one corner, a budding lotus pond at the back & a Chinese garden in the making…these & much more are the setting for great art in all our media!