22 JANUARY 2023
HERE’S HOW TO PREPARE AND DESIGN KOLAM FOR ALL OCCASIONS EFFORTLESSLY
TASMAI, Pondicherry conducts KOLAM WORKSHOP by KALAIMAMANI SAROJA. T on Sunday/ 22 January 2023/ 4.00 PM – 5.30 PM.
Usually festivals bring happiness and optimism. It starts decorating our homes with lamps and Kolam – a traditional decorative art drawn by using rice flour practiced in ancient ‘Tamilakam’ and now seen all over the country and abroad.
Kolam brings a festive vibe and enhances merriment to all.
When we create a Kolam, it makes us happy and it’s like a meditation. It starts from one dot, then trunks into a straight line or a curve, other than there is nothing. If we exercise our fingers and wrist, we can easily draw a Kolam.
Kolam is nothing but a dot extending into lines which express a design.
We have a variety of Kolams such as ‘Sikku Kolam’, ‘Padi Kolam’, ‘Flower Kolam’ and we can make it into big or small Kolams.
On special occasions such as weddings, the ritual Kolams that we create in front of the houses stretches down the street. The designs reflect beautiful magical motifs and abstract designs blended with philosophical and religious images, sometimes.
In India, Kolam is an integral part of our life. If we learn to do Kolams, we can also easily learn to draw.
KALAIMAMANI SAROJA. T conducts KOLAM WORKSHOP at TASMAI, Pondicherry on 22 January 2023.
In her childhood, Saroja. T loved to draw Kolams and she thinks that this inspired her to become a Painter. Fulfilling her role as a dutiful mother, she finds time to portray beautiful paintings also. She has conducted many exhibitions. She was awarded the prestigious title, ‘Kalaimamani’ by the Government of Pondicherry.
KOLAM WORKSHOP/ TASMAI/PONDICHERRY/ 22 JANUARY 2023/ 4.00 PM – 5.30 PM