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Charming the children:Harun Robert alias Rob, the anchor of the MAD show on the Pogo Channel, at an art workshop in Thrissur on Sunday.— Photo: Special Arrangement
Charming the children:Harun Robert alias Rob, the anchor of the MAD show on the Pogo Channel, at an art workshop in Thrissur on Sunday.— Photo: Special Arrangement

It was a day of fun and frolic. Harun Robert alias Rob, the anchor of the MAD (Music, Art and Dance) show on the Pogo Channel, took the 2500-odd children from various schools in the district to an amazing joy-ride to explore the creative world of art.

Inspiring art works

Rob's award-winning show on Sundays brought to the children a host of inspiring art works that they can make at home, mostly out of ordinary things. Each time, he introduced novel techniques for creating entertaining crafts.

The host of the longest running kids show on television was in the city to inaugurate the Bluebell International School here.

Creative twist

A few strokes in enamel paint, that too with playing cards - a cathedral appeared on the paper. The children had their eyes glued on the drawing board. With a little tingle of creative twist, ordinary stuff got transformed into inspiring work piece. In front of the excited audience, a piece of paper and straw turned into a pretty bird in no time.

Bustling with energy, the children greeted each work with thundering applause. They tried to imitate him enthusiastically. The interactive sessions of the cheerful and vibrant artist turned even couch potatoes into artists.

He said that like his fans, he too was an artist in the hiding. “It's all about imagination.” He told the children that painting was a skill which can be developed through training. Children in the age group of five to 15 years learnt new art tricks and techniques, at the day-long art workshop held at the Tennis Club at Puzhakkal, near here.

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