As part of the summer edition of the Weekend at the Park series organised by Sundaram Finance, 35 children in the age group of 11-14 years learnt the traditional art of Warli painting recently at Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore, Chennai.
Warlis, a tribe in the hinterland of Maharashtra, decorate the walls of their village homes with this folk art.
Considering Chennai's sweltering heat and that cotton garments are the order of the day, the children were taught this aesthetically appealing form of painting on a cotton dupatta that they then took back home as a token of their love and affection for their mothers.
Sundaram Finance provided all the art materials like dupatta, paints and stencils to the children who had gathered around the chess square at 3.30 p.m. for workshop.
These children were taught the unique feature of this Warli art form that depicts landscape using geometric designs like squares and triangles. The children also learnt other designs like the art of joining dots and crooked lines to make up the units of their composition.
The colours used for Warli painting are usually white against earthen colours.
Sundaram Finance presented certificates to all the participants.