Saying it with colours!

Interesting break

Saying it with colours!

MG Road is always abuzz with shoppers, tourists, professionals and
students.

There is no time of the day that people are not rushing through it. But on a late afternoon recently, in the midst of all the chaos, were some young artists who were requesting the passers-by to draw on the canvases they were holding.

   Every person was greeted with a smile and a request that went — ‘Sir/maam, please draw!’ and ‘Do you want to paint?’ These students aimed at not only creating an awareness of art, but also wanted to provide a break to the busy professionals of today.

The project was a brainchild of Bharath, a fourth-semester student of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, who was ably assisted by his friends
Akshay, a fourth-semester student of Jain University and Maithreyi, a first-year student of architecture of RV College of Engineering.

“I had done the same thing earlier at the Chitrasanthe. I had put a huge canvas in the middle of the fair and over 1500 people painted it,”
explained Bharath. Post this session, Bharath had put his own touch to it and made a great piece of art.

Thanks to the humongous response he received here, Bharath thought of spreading the joy of art to various parts of the City.  “We want people to take a few seconds out from their busy lives and also spread the word,” explained Maithreyi while Akshay was overwhelmed with the response. “We thought we would cover both MG Road and Brigade Road but by the time we walked half the way, we were so tired as we met so many people who were interested,” he informed.

The students plan to go to more places across the City regularly. The colours that they use are acrylic and the interesting part is that these students plan to choose the colours according to the area that they go to. “MG Road is a very colourful area. So we chose as many as 28 colours and are also seeing how different people react,” noted Bharath.

While many of the busy Bangaloreans were hesitant and dodged the youngsters, the passers-by who took part in the process thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Subhashita, Priyanka and Harshita, three architects were passing by and stopped to take a look and paint. “We totally enjoyed ourselves. It’s a great way to break free from our busy lives,” they said. “I drew a tree,” said Subhashita while Priyanka and Harshitha chimed in, “We helped her by giving the finishing touches.”

So the next time you have a group of youngsters approaching you in the middle of a busy street to paint, don’t worry, just appreciate the colours of life! 

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