GATHER Artivism Fellow, 2022


Providing access to visual arts integrated social emotional learning to children from under-resourced communities.

Manasi Mehan is the co-founder of Saturday Art Class, which, since 2017, has worked to inspire children to create with confidence by giving them access to visual arts learning opportunities through a social-emotional learning methodology.

Manasi has been a part of India’s education and not-for-profit space since 2015, when she joined the Teach for India fellowship right after earning an undergraduate degree in psychology. She has also participated in the Gratitude Network Fellowship, the GSBI Miller Center Accelerator Program for Women, The Nudge Incubator, and InnovatED by Teach For India.

Learn more about Saturday Art Class on its website and on Instagram.

“I believe that art is a language of communication that has no barriers, needs no background, and is exclusive to a person. There is no right or wrong and each piece of art is unique to an individual.”