YOUNG WORLD

All things bright and beautiful

RADHIKA

All things bright and beautiful

HYDERABAD

The pleasure of handling colours is something to be experienced. Children like dabbling in colours. This was well exemplified in the art work done by children studying in government schools (between Std V and VIII) adopted by the Support Our Schools Programme (SOS) — an effort of Naandi Foundation. Quite a few other corporate companies have "emotionally" adopted these schools.

All things bright and beautiful

These works, mainly monoprints, resulted from an art workshop, which was held recently. An preliminary workshop held about two months ago by the Naandi Foundation exposed children of a few government schools to colour. A few children were selected and given an orientation course in art. The best monoprints were mounted for display and sale. A few were made into greeting cards as well. The themes mostly revolved around nature and everyday life . At the workshop the children received basic orientation in art and printmaking by a resource person of the foundation. "Their creativity is amazing — without formal training these children are able to paint well," says artist Sisir Sahana. "We enjoyed the workshop and we would like to have more ," say Renuka and Yasmeen, two students who share a passion for art.

All things bright and beautiful

The proceeds from the sale of these paintings will be re-routed to the SOS programme.

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