Ukrainian artist, Nataliia Marynenko, and Sharada Kerkar of Museum of Goa, recently hosted an eco-friendly Ganesha idol-making workshop for children between the ages of six and fourteen years at the Museum’s Children’s Art Studio, Pilerne.
The workshop, hosted by Museum of Goa (MOG), aimed to teach young kids the art of crafting Ganesha idols using locally sourced clay and other environment-friendly techniques.
The participants got an opportunity to craft and shape clay, while familiarising themselves with captivating tales of Lord Ganesha, and immersing themselves in the related cultural and mythological heritage.
The participants not only sculpted beautiful Ganesha idols, but also decorated them with eco-friendly items such as flowers and grains of rice.
They went on to add intricate designs and details to their sculptures. Each idol, made at the workshop, had their unique design.
Under the guidance of Ukrainian artist, Nataliia Marynenko, and
Sharada Kerkar of Museum of Goa, the participants got a chance to enhance their creative skills.
They also got to learn various tales of Lord Ganesh and learnt to appreciate nature and the culture of the land.