Amrutha is an art educator with an interdisciplinary approach. She teaches art practice guided by her training in psychoanalytic methods, including courses on the self, body and community through symbols, abstractions, and object making. Committed to making artistic practice relatable, accessible, and relevant, the courses Amrutha designs, supervises, and teaches focus on real-life contexts, everyday materials, and conscious practices. She develops art curricula that emphasises community, culture and environment while exploring aspects of self and the body. She also trains art educators for facilitation that provides opportunities for inclusive expression and communication across social divisions. Her pedagogy, which emphasises processes rather than results, aims to cultivate sustainable and long-term freedom in self-expression.
Amrutha currently works with APL Global School where leads Meraki, the department of creative expression she conceived in 2017, and supervises a team skilled in fine arts. For her work as a teacher and program developer, she has won two IADEA’s National Camlin Art Teacher Excellence Awards- 1. ‘Best Use of Art Elements’ for -Community Mural Making with Found Objects) and 2. ‘Art for Social Change’ with Hamsini Balasuvramanian for a Junk Instrument Making Project combining art-making and music.