Upcoming Weekend Workshops


On November 23, a ‘padam and javali’ workshop is being arranged by Nadasangamam. The workshop is open to serious students of music and will be conducted by well-known artist Rama Ravi, who has trained under music stalwarts Mysore Vasudevachar and M. D. Ramanathan, and specialised in padams and javalis under T. Muktha and T. Brinda. At Narada Gana Sabha between 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m., contact 24993201 for details.


On November 23, a cookery class showcasing the art of Japanese sushi making is to be held for the very first time. Organised by Frangipani Culinary Expressions and conducted by mother-son duo Rajshree Arya and Piyush, regular cookery classes on Indian and international cuisine take place at the Boat Club Road venue. This time, they would be teaching Japanese cuisine with an Indian twist – vegetarian sushi rolling with nori leaves with Indian flavours and fillings in 8 variations. These starters will be made using home-cooked sticky rice, sauces such as pesto and chilly paste, and fillings like paneer tikka, pineapple, tofu and so on. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 6/9, Crescent Street, Boat Club Road (off Archbishop Mathai Avenue). Contact 9962048088 for more details.


On November 23, a baking class on how to make eggless cupcakes and brownies will be conducted by home-baker Shivangi Daga at her residence. Around 7 varieties of cupcakes with icing varieties and chocolate brownies will be taught from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. At Flat 6C, Nithyashri Apartments, 51 Chamiers Road, R. A. Puram. To register, contact 9840713199.


On November 23, a unique first time ever live hands-on all-day workshop event will teach people of all ages crafts like jewellery making, crochet, paper crafts of all varieties, bouquet packaging, candle making, screen printing and so on. People can walk in between 9 to 10 a.m. and visit the various stalls and sign up for the workshop of their choice. Organised by Chennai Crafters, the event is at Bamboola Play School, 73, Venkatakrishna Road, R. A. Puram between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.


On November 30, an interactive session among educational experts and children (above 10 years of age) is being scheduled at Alwarpet. This would be a one-time opportunity for children in the city to learn first hand about crocodiles, snakes, turtles and tortoises. The focus will be on animal conservation, habitats and protecting ecosystems. Only 15 people will be accommodated per session (including parents) so as not to stress the animals. Charges applicable on a per head basis. There will be two separate sessions at 10 a.m. and 12 noon, lasting 1 hour each. At The Children’s Place, Mookambika Complex, Alwarpet. Contact 8754470178.


On November 30, Sundaram Finance will organize a ‘paper crafts carnival’ at Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore. Up to 30 children aged from 8 to 11 years can register. Materials will be provided at the venue. This is part of the ‘Weekend at the Park’ series of activities, which encourages children to spend time constructively and creatively in a natural outdoor setting instead of being confined in their homes. To register for the workshop, contact 9445866509.


On December 1, a science workshop for children aged from 6 to 9 years will teach techniques enabling kids to make their own simple mechanical toys while learning the physical and mechanical principles involving them. Intended to be a fun, interesting workshop with hands-on experience, Bhuvana of ThinkDiff S’kool team says kids will enjoy tinkering around in this session. At The Children’s Space, Mookambika Complex, Alwarpet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact 8056100293.

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