The Bangalore International Centre has a series of virtual events this weekend that promise to engage young minds in art and architecture. On Saturday morning, art curator Analina Sanyal, programme manager at Kolkata-based ThinkArts, will conduct a workshop titled “From Brush To Pen”, inviting children to look at works of art by Indian artists and create their own stories. “Artworks are a treasure trove of stories, and this session will explore how, with a little imagination, a few artworks can lead to multitudes of stories,” says Sanyal. ThinkArts collaborates with cultural platforms to bring literary, visual art, dance, theatre and storytelling events to young audiences.
And then on Sunday, Bengaluru-based architect Edgar Demello will conduct a session titled “The Ogre That Ate Ugly Buildings”. It will be based on his book Architecture FablesFor Children, a fun introduction to architecture, as well as a critique of the status quo, through stories featuring animal protagonists. “The fables transcend the nuts and bolts of the profession. They address societal issues, like all fables must,” says Demello.
“From Brush To Pen”, 21 November, 11 am-noon; “The Ogre That Ate Ugly Buildings”, 22 November, 11 am-noon. Register for both events at bangaloreinternationalcentre.org