Five artists from Chennai took a journey to Kochi via their works. The Vernissage Art Gallery was the venue. We artists and the gallery felt we needed to do more than just showcase our works.
I informed the gallery that my forte was working with children from ages 8 to 13. Then it occurred to me that this is exactly Ju's age group. Thus Ju was invited to have her story narrated.
The workshop was a series of activities, mostly centered around storytelling. After warming up and introductions, the children and I sat in a circle. I explained to them that the bases of a story was a beginning, a middle and an end. I started a simple story...Once upon a time, a girl lived with an elephant in the forest. One day, they went for a walk...The next child took up the story and the circle was complete.
- Asma Menon, artist and illustrator
Here are the letters the children wrote: