It is an art when waste can be turned into something useful.

It was an occasion where the creative talent of children was in full flow. Children from 14 educational institutions belonging to the National Education Society (NES) of Shimoga from Std III to Std X were engaged in a week long “Lalitakala Shibira” (fine arts camp) held in Shimoga recently.

They displayed their talent turning waste materials into artefacts. Children were taught how to make attractive art pieces like flower pots, dolls, wall hangings and other fancy items out of clay, bamboo sticks and other materials.

Awe-struck

The exhibition of the art pieces arranged at the end of the camp won appreciation. The parents found it diffcult to believe the level of creativity of their children when they saw the exhibits. 73 children from select schools of the NES from Chiluru, Konanduru, B.R.Project, Belagutti and Humcha, attended the camp. The organisers made arrangements for their stay in various local schools during the camp.

The NES has been holding the camp for children for the last 13 years with a view to hone the latent talent among children by engaging them in creative art work.

Children who shared their experiences in their camp said that they were immensely rewarded as it helped them in giving a definite shape to their talents.