Children’s Fine Art Exhibition

The walls of the Kala Academy Art Gallery are adorned with over 200 artworks which were created by children belonging to different schools (between 7 to 14 years of age). This fine art exhibition was organised by the Lions Club of Mapusa along with Paint Club Goa.  The students used different mediums like mixed media on paper, pastels, pencil shading, acrylic on canvas, watercolours, etc. They weren’t given any topics in particular as the purpose of all this was to bring out their creativity without any hindrances. The children created different artworks like object drawings, still life, nature, optical illusions, metamorphic drawings, and much more. They also made paper look like old history pages, experimented with colour schemes, combined paper mache with canvases, etc.

There was creative art made through collaborative projects. The first one involved the children picking up chits which had an adjective, verb, and noun. They then let their imagination take over to incorporate what was in the chits into their drawings. In the second project, they used plastic waste to create artworks like puppets, robots, etc. Lastly, 3D boxes were built which portrayed how construction is taking over and greenery is decreasing.

The exhibition is open for public viewing from 11 am to 7 pm. The last day of the exhibition is on 8th April 2018 where there will be a valedictory function at 6 pm with Mr Govind Gaude as the chief guest. Siddharth kerkar will then have a presentation on materials used in art.