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    Bright side
    Tomorrow, Besant Nagar
    This festive season, pick up some quirky paper art skills at the origami workshop at Ashvita Nirvana. Conducted by artist Philip Sathyaraj, learn how to make charms, two types of lamps, gift bags and much more at the session, which is open to adults and children (above the age of eight). Rs 999 (inclusive of materials). Details: 9003365436

    Do the dough
    Tomorrow, Vepery
    Now you can learn how to make your own fridge magnets and keychains with clay, courtesy city-based store Sculpturez, which is conducting a clay modelling workshop. Also create fruit and floral decorations. But first, you will start with the basics, such as making your own dough. Tomorrow, at Sculpturez, 3 pm to 6 pm. Rs 1,700, for seven year olds and above.
    Details: 9840141705

    Kalamkari craft
    Tomorrow, DakshinaChitra
    Learn how to make beautiful kalamkari designs at tomorrow’s workshop at DakshinaChitra. With kalamkari expert Vijaya Kumar at the helm, you will be taught how to paint on fabric, use the bamboo pen (kalam) to trace the designs, and work with natural dyes. She will also demonstrate the use of different colours in floral and animal motifs. Register for Rs 2,000. Tomorrow, and Sunday. 10 am to 5 pm. Details: 24462435

    Reptiles for company
    September 27, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust
    On the occasion of World Tourism Day (September 27), Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and city-based Explore Differently (tour organisers for the differently-abled) are celebrating the day with an event called Crocs For All. Indulge in  clay modelling, origami, signage designing, and more. You can also win prizes by digging up croc teeth and osteoderms from the sand. On September 27 from 9 am onwards. Details: 9444412706

    Reviving heritage
    Till September 25, T Nagar
    Don’t miss this exhibition if you are looking for festive jewellery this season. Designer Meenu Subbiah is set to launch her jewellery brand’s latest line, Collection Q. It features two collections—a selection of heritage designs inspired by Chola dynasty’s nakashu-velai technique and handcrafted contemporary diamond jewellery with a hint of rose gold. Rs 30,000 onwards. At Meenu Subbiah Diamonds. Details: 28143736

    The kids show
    October 3-7, T Nagar
    As part of their Dussehra celebrations, city-based activity centre Hansel & Gretel is conducting a camp for children. Open to ages three and above, the event includes activities like arts and crafts, dance, music, storytelling and puzzles. They can also fine-tune their skills in the kitchen with a shot at fireless cooking. Rs 2,200 per head. Details: 9840431549

    Designer central
    Till September 28, Amethyst
    For some exclusive retail therapy, head to Amethyst where Delhi-based designer Rajesh Pratap’s latest collection is being showcased. The collection features cotton silk chanderi saris with ikat weaves, geometric motifs and ajrak prints. With the spotlight on the pallu, expect variegated and striking colours. Rs 13,500 onwards. Details: 45991630

    Room for tots
    All seasons, Alwarpet
    With Diwali just a month away, why not give your interiors a makeover? Head to Peek-a-boo Patterns and let their design experts help you revamp the kids’ room with solutions for home linen, furniture, playspaces and a lot more. Special Diwali packages from Rs 25,000 onwards. At Peek-a-boo. Details: 24992365

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