KOCHI: Artist Kaladharan and his team staged ‘Painting Theatre’, a workshop featuring live painting, magic and mime, at the Sradha School of Children with Special Needs run by Ernakulam Women’s Association here on Wednesday. Incidentally,the team had staged ‘Painting Theatre’ - which was started under Kaladharan in the late 1980s and was popular both within and outside the country - at the school in 1994.
The students celebrated the day by dancing to music, cheering the live painting and magic performance and they were also transfixed by mime artist K S Prasad. Sradha, which started in 1990 with just one child, presently has around 40 students, including those aged around 48. Though many special schools don’t allow students after a certain age or admit new students due to other reasons, Sradha doesn’t have any such restrictions, said Sreekumari Menon, Women’s Association president.