Appreciating Art from Scratch

Published: 15th December 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Art can give one a sense of great delight by becoming a medium to expose feelings and ideas. In order to appreciate art, there arises a need for one to have knowledge about what it takes to present before the world, a spectrum of wide colours, sketches of themes that inspire the most. Keeping with the idea that kids need to be educated about art and encouraged to think beyond limits, Forum Art Gallery came up with an art appreciation workshop for kids on Saturday.

The workshop was resourceful for the fact that some of Swiss artist Paul Klee’s works were taken to ponder over what drove him. Prabha Ram,  a writer for Tulika books, storyteller and art enthusiast, enlightened kids with the artist’s thought provoking works and then subsequently moved on to make them paint their versions of some of his works.

Paul Klee, who had been known for his participation in art movements such as cubism, expressionism, surrealism and the colour theory was an opt choice for the workshop, as his colour theory asked for people to paint their subjects in those colours, which were reflective of the varying moods they were in. The workshop also focused on the theory, thereby debarring the compartmentalisation of the thought processes of these young thriving minds.

While the kids gave their own interpretations of cats and castles, they also came up with some exciting titles to the colours they gave silly silhouette, fancy castle, on a mid summer night, were a few.

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