Kathakali Painting Workshop

LiSHA – ICF 2019
Kathakali Painting Workshop @Indian Heritage Centre
In collaboration with the Singapore Malayalee Association, a colourful workshop was organised for participants to learn about the interesting art of Kathakali on May 4th, Saturday afternoon.

Once the workshop was announced in LiSHA FB page, the seats were registered fully in no time.
People started queuing up before time and eagerly waiting for the workshop. Ms. Lakshmy Iyer started the workshop with a beautiful presentation about the artform, it’s significance, the make-up details, the colours used and the details of kathakali performers. Mr Suresh Panicker from Mudra provided content as well as answered questions from curious participants.
Through the interactive presentation the audience understood the nuances and the significant details behind the make-up of the kathakali performer. The focus was on the different face colors and make-up for different characters, as the audience were going to paint the masks themselves.

Participants of all ages enjoyed painting the Kathakali mask with water colours. Many revealed their hidden talents. The workshop turned out to be a family activity for some where 3 generations sat together to paint. The children had so much fun and we were amazed to witness their creativity.

Participants did hands on paintings with guidance from artists Deepa Madan, Anil Karisseril and Lakshmy . They got their own kathakali mask as a takeaway too!
The event was ably managed by Sindhu Krishna from SMA and Nanthini from Lisha.

SMA would like to extend thanks to IHC, Lisha, Mudra, volunteers, artists and all the participants for making this event a great success.