As many as 17 children with autism spectrum disorder participated in a live art event on Sunday in Kochi. The event held at KMM College of Arts and Science in Thrikkakara was part of a pan-India programme held in several cities.
The event was conducted in Kochi by Autism Club, in association with The Art Sanctuary, Bangalore and The National Gallery for Modern Art (NGMA) , Delhi.
It was a unique programme where 18 cities across India participated simultaneously and the events from all the places were streamed live at National Gallery for Modern Art, Delhi.
In Kochi, it was inaugurated by noted artist Sri Venki Thalath. Parallelly, there were live stage performances, where youngsters sang, danced and played keyboard.
The young artists painted on different surfaces like canvas, papers, wood, jute, plywood, cloth, cardboards, bottles, pottery and stones.
Different mediums were used including crayons, pencils, watercolours, acrylic, fabric paints and coffee powder.
Various styles of painting like those using buds, bottle caps, forks, vegetables, brushes, sponge, bubble wraps, cotton waste, etc. were also explored.
The completed artworks were later exhibited to the viewers.