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Bhakti Deepak is a graduate in Computer Science from Fergusson College, Pune, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Art, Animation and Gaming from ICAT, Chennai. She has also completed the History of Art, Animation and Gaming course from the California Institute of Arts with distinction. She has been teaching art and animation to children for over 8 years now and enjoys exploring the creative and imaginative side of her young students, and helping them express their ideas and stories to the world.
Her early interests in art, particularly painting and observing all things aesthetically, were imbibed through observing her grandparents during vacations. Her grandfather would make kites and Diwali aakashkandils (sky lanterns) at home while her grandmother used to draw beautiful rangolis and all the children would follow suit. Her father has been an artist and craftsman as far as she can remember. She still recalls the bright Sunday morning when she observed her father create a huge canvas painting of Mickey Mouse and that sowed the seed for her passion for art and animation. Her mother is an ardent collector of terracotta objects and still shares clippings of various things she observes in the newspapers. Art is part of the everyday routine amongst the family members.
Bhakti is currently running her academy, AasmaFilms (Academy of Arts and Stop Motion Animation Films) at Veerbhadra Nagar, Baner. At the Academy, she teaches art which covers the basics of drawing and painting to children from the age of 4 upwards. She also takes courses for children aged 7 and above and teaches them the art of Stop Motion Animation, and how to make their own stop-motion animation films based on their own original stories.