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    Forum Art Gallery’s Xmas workshop for children promises elves, bells and moreXmasanchor

    From handmade greeting cards to quaint decorations for your Christmas tree — the Forum Art Gallery’s annual workshop promises plenty. Back with their Christmas-themed arts and crafts workshops for children, the sessions also aim at imparting lessons on recycling. Started five years ago, director Shalini Biswajit says it is an attempt  to educate the youngsters on efficient ways to recycle everyday items and transform them into pieces that can be used as festive decorations and home décor. The workshop will be supervised by the gallery’s in-house artists, along with Biiswajit herself.
    Around 15 children (five years and above) are expected to participate, and materials will be provided by the gallery. “They will be making objects like ice cream cones, paper coils, candy holders, greeting cards, ornaments, and any other item that can be an attractive addition to their Christmas trees,” she smiles, adding that figurines of Santa Claus and reindeers are other things the children will be experimenting with at the workshop. Of course, participants do get to take home what they design.
    This three-day event is not the only workshop they conduct, though. “We arrange at least one workshop every month. Even now, there is an ongoing series of arts classes for children and adults on select days of the week, where we celebrate the works of various artists from across the globe. Other activities include sketching or shading with pencils and working with dry and oil pastels, water colours and acrylic paints,” she further informs.

    From December 21-23. 11 am to 1 pm, at Forum Art Gallery. Registration at `1,200 per head. Details: 42115596

    — Karan Pillai

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