‘Varnajala’ was the talk of the campus at Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam in R. A. Puram. This annual exhibiti0n of art is unique in that students, teachers and the non-teaching staff express their creativity and the paintings go up on the walls in select places on this campus.
The school managers say that at this school, children are actively encouraged to explore their
passion for theatre, music, dance, art and craft throughout the year besides
And even non-teaching staff like the kitchen staff, gardeners and security personnel are invited to b e part of the creative expression. Said the school’s PR executive, “Some of them do need help with the
choice of art/craft. They are provided with the materials they need along with help for
the process of making the art/craft they have chosen.”
So what happens to the art works after the show?
Some of the artworks are framed and given to guest dignitaries, after receiving consent from the children. Some children also opt to donate their work for a cause close to their heart. Others carry their work back home.
The show was held earlier this week.