You can't keep a good kid down - not since the broom-wielding Potter came to
town to inspire your kid, anyway. To keep him out of your hair and your own broom
off him, here's a cool option. Best of all, it's free.
Shilparamam, the handicrafts village, beckons the students of twin cities with a bonanza of arts and crafts this summer. In an effort to entertain and educate students below 15 years of age, the crafts village is organizing a summer camp called Vesavi Vedukalu (summer celebrations) for a period of 20 days. This is an open invitation to the students to learn as well as to exhibit their talent.
As part of the camp, children will be taught pottery, doll making, flower arrangement, painting, caricature making and rangoli. Moreover, they will be allowed to observe terracotta, puppetry, wood carving, stone carving and weaving.
In the music category, tabla and mridangam will be taught, and various folk dances along with Kathak, Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam will be taught in dance.
Watching sunset will be an interesting pastime for admirers of Mother Nature in this camp. Also, interactive CDs on Andhra Pradesh tourism destinations, culture, costumes, folk arts etc. can be viewed.
Besides the above programs, children can also undergo training in magic shows, mimicry, miming, puppetry (based on the Panchatantra) and participate in the Exhibit Your Talent program (students can just walk on stage to exhibit their proficiency in a particular field). The typical village delicacies will be available during the program.
The entire program is being offered free of cost. Regular bus services will be
provided by the APSRTC. Please contact Narsimha Rao at 345-2492 for further details.