Sign up for a series of craft workshops at DakshinaChitra this festive season
It is that time of the year again, when DakshinaChitra conducts workshops on making eco-friendly Ganeshas. “We maintain a no-litter, no-plastic zone. In the same way, we are also trying to make the Chaturthi celebrations eco-friendly,” says Sarojha Gurunath, media coordinator, DakshinaChitra. This weekend, on September 13, the cultural centre has lined up two workshops. The first, helmed by their in-house staff Palani Samy, will teach children between eight and 14 how to make unpainted terracotta idols (Rs 600). The other workshop, conducted by trainer Kasturi Thiagarajan, will teach children 16 and above how to make Ganeshas from palm leaves (Rs 1,000). “Almost like braiding, you will interweave the leaves to make the idol,” Gurunath adds. There are origami crafts too (on September 26).
Not to be left behind, the grown-ups have a two-day workshop (September 19-20) by staffer G Karunakaran to help them master basic carpentry—from wooden frames to small stools (Rs 2,000) – and old-style Madhubani paintings on cotton dupattas by Vasuki Lakshminarayanan the
following weekend (Rs 2,500).
From10 am to 2.30 pm.