Hands-On Kolam Workshop
Each day before sunrise, in southeastern India, millions of women create Kolams—intricate designs made of rice flour on the ground in front of the main entrances to their homes. This daily ritual creates a sacred space and becomes a link between the intimate home and the vastness of the outside world.
Ragamala artists introduce participants to the history and background of Kolam and its philosophy of interconnectedness between humanity and nature. Participants learn to draw several Kolam designs on paper, and then create them with rice flour on the floor to experience the traditional method.
Running Time: 60 minutes
$5 per person
Ages 10+ Welcome
This class will take place outdoors if weather allows. Meeting location: ArtWorks Center.
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Austin Area Arts operations are supported by the tax payers of the City of Austin through statutory authority 471.941 APPROPRIATION FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES and the support of the Mayor and City Council.
Kids Studio Classes are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Southeast Minnesota Arts Council grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a donation from Ruth Wunderlich.
The Austin ArtWorks Festival is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by the support of sponsors and private donors.