Children at the Raksha special school with the artworks they created at the workshop conducted by the Kochi Biennale Foundation, as part of the Children’s Biennale, in Kochi on Saturday
At the workshop, the children were asked to imagine being on top of a ferris wheel, a coconut tree, a light house and on a bird; and to recreate the world they saw around them, from different perspectives.
“Everything is tiny when I am on top of a coconut tree,” said Akhil, as he drew a landscape with tiny etails. “Our intention is to create a set of common vocabulary and ideas among the children, so that when they visit the Biennale they will be able to respond and make connections,” said Riyas Komu, director of programmes, reflecting on the Children’s Biennale outreach efforts in local schools.
The workshop was the first of a series of workshops being organised for schools at Fort Kochi, Mattanchery and Thoppumpady, as part of the Children’s Biennale.
Around 30,000 children participated in last year’s KMB, who hosted art camps at Aspinwall House.
Source : The New Indian Express , 2nd Nov 2014