Arts & Crafts Workshops are designed to develop interest
among children in arts and craft activities. These activities
are designed to help develop the motor skills and ability
to invent and improvise simple ideas as art work. The activities
encourage the use of recycled materials and reusable substances.
These simple workshops are able to engage children in a practical
and creative activity and are customized for small to large
number of children. These are most suitable as a stand alone
event for corporate community involvement or as a supporting
activity within a larger public event.
in Arts and Crafts sections, these workshops are open to kids
of all ages and trained helpers are available to assist and
guide the younger children. The workshops have varying seating
capacities but generally accomodate 20 children at a time.
SECTION: Kids are provided with arts paper, non-toxic water
based colors, pencils, markers and crayons to create their
masterpieces. Our artists draw animals, scenes and characters
for younger children to color. The most demanded characters
and animals include butterflies and princesses for girls and
Spiderman, dogs and dragons / monsters for boys. Kids are
offered to either leave their paintings with us to dry and
pick them up after an hour or to display the artwork at our
Wall of Fame. Some kids and parents prefer leaving their artworks
for others to enjoy whereas others take them home.
SECTION: These workshops are specially designed to develop
childrens motor skills. Using construction paper, scissors,
glue, googley eyes, feathers, pipe cleaners and Popsicle stick,
kids are taught to make various shapes, characters and animals.
Fish made of construction papers and having a googley eye
and feathers as tail and fins is the most popular pet. Our
helpers have invented a fish tank on the wall that is loved
by everybody and by the last day of the workshops more than
150 fishes in the tank made by little children is a sight
to behold. Many kids prefer to take their fish home with them
glued to a Popsicle stick or attached to a pipe cleaner wrapped
around their finger.
arts and crafts workshops are designed as an educational experience
and although the primary focus is on kids from 2-12 years
of age but they attract a lot of teenagers as well. The most
interesting participants are the parents who try their own
artistic skills while they wait for their children to complete
their masterpieces. Parents also take a lot of pride in carrying
their children's artwork with them.
than 20,000 children have attended our arts and crafts workshops.
Our youngest artist was 14 months old and the oldest was 42
years of age. Over 7000 sheets of paper, 2500 sheets of construction
paper, 20 packs of feathers, 30 boxes of googley eyes, one
liter of glue, three boxes of child safe scissors and more
than eight liters of paint were used during these workshops
during the CNE 2006. More than one hundred fishes and over
five hundred original artworks and paintings created by kids
were saved and now form part of our archives.