Thank you so much Manjunath Shivappa for your kind words, for being our super helpful photographer and for this awesome review of our diya painting workshop. Kirti Joshi Bhave and I had an amazing time sharing our love for art with our budding artists.
We held a terracotta lamp (diya) lamp painting workshop as a community event for the Indian festival of lights, Diwali. Children 4 years and up participated to paint diyas while learning about color mediums, color combinations, type of brushes, sealing and proofing art work. They also learned about the significance of Diwali and how diyas are traditionally made. It was a fulfilling experience as each child took home two finished pieces! They all came out with a sense of accomplishment and better yet were excited about lighting up these diyas on Diwali day! The event was held on October 11, 2014 at the Austin Public Library’s Hampton Branch.
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