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Weekend at the Park

Flowers of all hue at the Park

Mylapore's ever green Nageswara Rao Park was buzzing with activity on a warm April afternoon, as children flocked together for an unusual, but interesting workshop on the technique used in glass paintings. Being fragile and not so safe to use at a training session for 8 to 12 year olds, we replaced glass with an OHP sheet on which children made impressions of their design. They then delicately, carefully, and evenly stroked the colours of their choice. Though the painting seemed complex, our artistically adept trainer almost handheld each of the 30 children who seemed oblivious to the summer sun that found its way through the branches and into the Park’s chess square. While some of the young artists rendered flowers in bright colours, overall one saw floral patterns of almost every hue.

Organised as part of our 'Weekend at the Park' activity, there was close to a melee for a place in the workshop, as registrations were on a first come-first served basis. As organisers passionate about art and love for children, we did our best to make all happy.