AAA-2010 At Dakshin Chitra

The AAA-2010 began on July 16th, with a 3 day Art festival at Dakshin Chitra, a fantastic place for those art-loving people, in the East Coast Road, Chennai.

So, I took my girls for a taste of art to soak into us !!! And I was overwhelmed by the happiness in my girls, while coming back. It had been a fun trip, time well spent in learning new things and most of all, gave them an exposure of what different kinds of art survive around our villages.

That was a cute art made out of shells. Β So many children did this and they were so happy with the result. It’s so easy and simple.

Then Sr took up painting on a peepal leaf and she gave it an artist’s touch to it… πŸ˜‰

While Sh tried her hand at candle making Β !!!!

Then, there is this wonderful art of writing on a palm leaf called Patta chitra !!! Β The children were going crazy writing their names, but see what the experts can draw on it !!! Its amazing !!! Β I never knew that such an art form existed before this visit.

Then there was the pot painting, block printing, kalamkari painting and puppet making tooo !!! Look at this cute puppet !!!!

Other than this, workshops on the techniques of photography was going on, in batches. Β I also found out that the story-telling session was real fun, but we missed it listening to it.

The most important and the most joyful experience for my girls was pottery. Oh, how they loved to dirty their hands with clay and create something so wonderful and pretty. Now, I have two proud potters at home !!!! πŸ˜‰

The elder one’s looked like this. πŸ™‚

Not only potter, I also have a basket weaver , who can weave her dreams into beautiful products like this !!!!

On the whole, this trip to the Art Festival was an enriching experience for the three girls !!! We are all happy with the things we learnt, did and brought home to show our talent !!!

Dear Chennaites !!!!

Now, what are you waiting for ???? Come on, go on to this festival. Today is the last day !!! Β Attack the Art and feel happy about it.

Paint and Weave and Create Magic using Clay !!!

Take your children for an unforgettable Art Experience !!!!

Don’t miss the story telling events !!! There is a puppet show too !!!! And not to forget the Origami workshop !!!!

Be there and Enjoy yourself thoroughly and spend your Sunday the Artistic Way !!!! πŸ™‚

It’s a place where there is food for the mind and the soul. Happy Sunday !!!!

53 Replies to “AAA-2010 At Dakshin Chitra”

  1. LOL I thot I wud be first πŸ˜‰

    Ums, believe it or not. I ws just thinking hw Uma hs not posted in the last 2 days and refreshed the reader and saw this one πŸ˜‰


    1. I sooooooo want something like this here. Lemme go check out the events πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

      Superb pics Ums. I luvvv Pattachitra and hv many bookmarks in the same.
      So nice that u get to try a hand @ all these things too πŸ™‚


    2. See, such telepathy !!! I wanted to do this post on saturday itself…but was too tired to upload the pics…so, here it is on sunday morning – special breakfast dose. πŸ˜‰

      My girls enjoyed the whole trip and they were very happy trying out things also !!! πŸ™‚


  2. Wow! you are truly blessed with a very happy and a very long life Uma, I was thinking about you 5 seconds back and you updated your blog πŸ˜€

    Why was I thinking bout you and stalking your blog? Cause I finally got hold of some Sago to try Smitha’s recipe with your trick of adding Spinach to it πŸ™‚

    Those pictures are awesome, I’d love to try my hand at pottery too πŸ™‚
    Though I did a fair bit of paper mache stuff as a kid πŸ™‚

    You guys indeed had a fantastic time πŸ™‚

    Have a fantastic Sunday πŸ™‚



    1. Thanks CB – for thinking of me and such beautiful words to make me feel good. πŸ™‚

      So, did u do that sago cutlets ???? Did you ???? Post pics of it !!!

      Oh, the pottery was the best – the girls loved it !!! πŸ™‚


  3. ‘Its the only place where there’s food for heart and soul’.. Bang on! Loved the post. How I wish I could come to Chennai now. I always visit at the wrong times ;-/
    The pots & basket are super cool.


    1. Come on, thats the whole idea of posting abt this event…to lure people like you to Chennai to take part in this event. πŸ˜‰

      Its real fun…you should plan and come, once. πŸ™‚


    1. Hey Lakshmi, it was great fun. You shld bring the two little ones…maybe you can try some other programmes like sing along…I am sure they will love it. πŸ™‚


  4. Oh Awesomeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! Me wants to go there too. Lots of patience you have , Uma, to take all those lovely pics and post them here πŸ™‚ Totally loved the pottery and weaving πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks…aha…someone to appreciate my patience…love you Pal !!! Hugs !!! πŸ™‚

      Yeah, that weaving was really a great experience for my daughter. Pottery was sure fun. πŸ™‚


  5. Wow! That must have been very good exposure for the girls to our art forms! They have made lovely things too! It’s such a nice idea to give kids a hands on experience of the possibilities of creativity! πŸ™‚ My kids made small pots in a pottery on the outskirts of KL and loved the fun of it!


    1. Yes, sure, it was fantastic to art exposure for the girls. πŸ™‚

      WOW, see we need to look out for things which are out of the norm, then they are sure to enjoy it. So, what did they do in the pottery session ??? Pics…. πŸ™‚


  6. Why don’t I live in chennai! Looks like SOO much fun!!!! πŸ™‚
    And patta chitra is a form of art from orissa, really beautiful stuff they have! πŸ™‚
    And your kids are pretty talented! πŸ™‚


    1. Yeah, why do you guys don’t live in Chennai ???? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Really, its more fun to attend a event like this, with my blogofriends…. πŸ™‚

      Thanks, Nivs. πŸ™‚


  7. Hello Uma, This article is great and so are others…By the way – writing, art and what not???Man! Do I know you at all? I begin to wonder… Bye, Logs


    1. Woman is mystery, Logs !! Or you didnt know about that ???? πŸ˜‰

      Anyway, all those are discovered talents after I started staying home…so, here’s to discovering more about me…go through my blog !!! πŸ˜‰

      Am glad you visited me here.. πŸ™‚ Thanks.


  8. Wonderful πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I went there today and enjoyed completely πŸ™‚

    Only regret is that I didn’t have a cam with me 😦

    The pictures are really nice πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I loved the pottery and the way those tiny shapes were formed πŸ™‚


    1. I know, you’ll enjoy Kanagu. Glad u went there, instead of being at home like that Sighderman Vimmuuu !!!! πŸ˜‰

      Oh, you missed your camera…oh, thats sad…. 😦

      Did u try pottery ???? Must have been fun !!!


  9. Sounds mind-blowing…must be something like this in Bangalore too. My kids got to try out a little block printing n wood carving n watch pottery making at an arts bazaar here, but this sounds way more hands-on!


    1. Yeah, here the kids are taught to do them…the workshops are aimed at educating them on the intricacies…its sure is educative and creative !!! πŸ™‚

      I think every city has some other entertainment routes…its upto us to discover them…


  10. So much fun it looks like!
    I was just thinking, it is so different from the mall/cinema/pub routines we do more often! But I have a feeling we tend to get out and try these things even more when kids are around πŸ˜€ Lovely pics, and nice to see you have such a good time!


    1. No, its all still going on…only the events are different everyday….

      Please do come – there are lots of theatre activities this weekend !!! πŸ™‚


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