Fine Arts Club
Fine Arts Club, IITK  is a group dedicated to promoting all aspects of fine arts under Cultural Council,IIT Kanpur, including graphic design and visual art. The FAC presents art-related activities throughout the academic year. It is the goal of the Fine Arts Club to bring an active awareness and appreciation of the fine arts on campus and in the community of IITK. Through the creative and intellectual stimulus of student-initiated events, FAC strives to engage, inspire and motivate everyone to participate in the fine arts at IITK.
The club is headed by 4 Coordinators, usually students in their third year of study. The coordinators serve a tenure of 1 year and are responsible for the conduction of all the activities as well as managing the finances. The coordinators are assisted by a team of PG mentors as well who are post graduate students. There are around 10-15 Secretaries who work with the Coordinators to ensure smooth conduction of all the activities. They are responsible for the publicity of the events. Usually the secretaries are Undergraduate Sophomores. Other than these people the club has members who participate in various activities conducted by the club and can issue/borrow paints and other materials if they are interested.
It is a house to many contemporary and modernist artists primarily in the visual arts. Fine Arts club is dedicated to offering a free and helpful service to the IIT Kanpur campus students and faculty, to those interested in art, providing a showcase for amateur artists. The artworks at FAC range from realism to abstract expressionism, from chalk carvings to wall paintings, from miniature paintings to huge scale backdrops and big structures. Apart from free service the club is also a big platform for those who want to learn and develop skills and ideas. From Fresher's night and Hall festival's to Inter-hall and Institute level festivals and competitions, Fine Arts club is involved heavily in all the institute activities. Apart from these there are regular club activities like workshops , exhibitions and practice sessions to help people showcase their work, learn skills from artists of different genre of arts and also prepare them for on and off campus competitions.
Workshops & Competitions
Professional workshop are organized during the semester for the campus to learn new art forms.
Various Workshops by the seniors are conducted in PG halls and in the Club room for the whole campus community.
Workshops by the club members are organized for the Prayas.
Workshops will be organized for competitions of Antaragni and various Institute level Competitions
Competitions will be organized within the semester to attract more people to the club
This occasion is the first contact point between new students and the club. Interested freshers' give an audition to be able to participate for the freshers' night, although the club welcomes anyone who is enthusiastic. Various Art performances are given by fresher’s batch on this day. Performance include mainly Sand Art and Speed Art. This provides a platform to the fresher’s batch to show their talent and inspire the other fresher’s to join the club.
The most attractive part of Freshers' Nite is the wall painting. Two large walls are painted with beautifully themed pictures by the newcomers with help from Secretaries and Coordinators of the club.
Antaragni is the Cultural Festival of IIT Kanpur and is one of the best "college-fest"s in the country. Fine arts Club plays its part hugely in the fest.
Many different fine arts events are organied which promise prises and recognition among the artist community and participants from throughout the country arrive to showcase their brilliance.
One major attraction is the exhibition by FAC club, where beautiful artworks made by IITK students thorughout the year are showcased.
Galaxy is an inter-hall cultural festival of IIT Kanpur. It is one of the five events of the General Championship(GC) held between UG halls and is one of the most prestigious and glamorous festival among all the competitions. It bears witness to an eruption of cultural flair and exuberance. Galaxy brings along a surge of enthusiasm and sleepless nights practicing the performances to perfection. The past has seen amazing performances that can top even the national level championships. Galaxy has redefined perfection countless times in its history, tears have been shed, cries of joy have echoed in the campus and benchmarks have been set for the future. Fine Arts Club Coordinators help organising the fine arts events and it becomes a fierce war or artists of the four pools. The Fine arts trophy was won by Mughals for a hat-trick 3 times from 2014 to 2016, although the Mauryans have claimed it on the most recent occasion i.e. in 2017. Many of the attractions of these events involve Backdrop, Oil Painting, Doodling, Flip Books, Speed Arts and many more.
Art Fest is A new event organized by Fine-Arts Club since 2015. Before the events different structures are made by Fine-Arts Club and installed at different place of campus to publicize the event. This event provides opportunity both senior and junior to perform together.
It is like an year ending event after Galaxy. Recently, many absolutelty awesome artworks have been produced by very enthusiastic students to make this event successful for over thrree years now.
Notable People and Artists
Over the years, this club has been in care of many able hands. Some of the recent names are listed all though there are many more:
> Saurabh Anand (Ex-coordinator)
> Rajat Pandey (Coordinator,2017-18) (There are three more coordinators.)
> Dipendra Rajpoot (Y13)
> Harshabardhan Kore (Y13)
> Vatsalya Srivastava (Y14)
> Sudhir Kumar (Y14)
> Raktim Mitra (Y15)
> Rajat Pandey (Y15)
> Nancy Goel (Y15)
> Nikhil Prakash (Y16)
> Anay Mehrotra (Y16) ... and many more!