Your kid will probably never be as un-selfconscious as he is when he's still
in his pre-teens. And that is the best time to bring out any dormant artist
in him. Here's one of the avenues.
The Siri Drawing And Oil Painting Institute was started in 1996 to train students
in drawing and oil painting. Students between 5 and 55 years are trained - like
Sheetal of the Institute says, the age of the person is not a bar to learn the
art; it's the inquisitiveness to learn that enables one excel, with proper training
to guide him/her.
This institute charges Rs. 500 for the 3-month course, with students being trained
in landscapes, still life and portraits. Students are asked to draw directly
on canvas, but those below the age of 14 are trained in sketching first and
later allowed to draw on canvas.
Drawing is perhaps the first form of art that children are exposed to and show
passion for. And drawing competitions are the best way to instill confidence
in budding artists. And so Siri is organizing a drawing competition for children
in the age group of 7-15. The topic for this competition is 'Landscape'.
Three prizes will be awarded to participants whose paintings are rated I, II
and III by the judges. Certificates will also be distributed to the participants.
The organizers will provide drawing sheets, but the required color material
has to be brought by the participants. The applications can be obtained from
this address by paying Rs. 30:
Siri Art Gallery
Opposite TTD Kalyana Mandapam
Himayatnagar, Near Liberty X Roads
Hyderabad - 500029
Please contact Sheetal at 322-2214 for further details.