Children learned the nuances of creative writing, block printing and natural colour making in three different sessions organised on Sunday, under 'Children's Literature, Art and Music Festival' at Vishwarang Mahotsav.
Nivedhita Subramaniam, a well known children’s book writer-illustrator, held the first session of day on ‘creative writing’. She edified children on how to create a character for a story. For this, she indulged children in three different activities to make them understand a character and and build a background story for the same.
Through several exercises, she made the children write stories about the main character facing troubles in life. She told the children that story is built right from the time when our character is ready to face the fears ahead in life. Many children participated in this exercise, made their own characters and wrote a story revolving around them.
In the second session of the day Sharmila Gaure, a block printing professional, imparted training to the children on ‘block printing’. In the beginning of the session, she made a beautiful artwork using the easy block printing methods. Sharmila gave subtle details of block printing to the children and told them that Rexine, Dhapli (canvas) and Thapi (Hammer) are the primal resources for block printing.
The third session was addressed by ‘Story Reading and Natural Colour Making’ in the by renowned children’s writer Varsha Seshan. In the book reading session, she read out excerpt from her recent book 'The Best Idea of All' to the children.