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Learn the techniques of kolam, an ancient art form originating from South India known for its intricate use of geometric patterns and vibrant colors. Enjoy a hands-on workshop and demonstration led by Swathy Vasudevan and try your hand at creating kolam through the rhythmic repetition of dots, lines, and curves.

No previous arts experience needed to participate. Swathy will guide you to create your own kolam patterns through a meditative process that is both visually rewarding and spiritually enriching.

Recommended for ages 10 and above.

Limited seats available.
RSVP required to attend, with suggested pay-what-you-can donation to support additional and ongoing programs. Free tickets are limited. Please RSVP with donation and reserve the free tickets for community members in need.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 12:00p to 1:30p
Where: 3806 Cherrywood Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Parking: Free parking available streetside and in Maplewood Elementary School lot at 3809 Maplewood Ave.

About the Presenter
Enter the world of Swathy Vasudevan – a luminary Kolam artist seamlessly bridging ancient artistry with modern innovation. By day, she navigates the tech world as an executive, while her passion for preserving culture shines through her intricate Kolam designs. Beyond art, she is a dedicated philanthropist leading the Austin Chapter of Aim for Seva as well as leading Sur Darbar a non-profit to promote and elevate classical Indian music. Passionate about preserving heritage, Swathy joyfully shares this beautiful art form with others, especially the future generations, fostering a legacy of creativity and cultural appreciation. With each Kolam stroke, she paints a pathway to cultural enrichment and artistic delight.

About the Festival
Wonderful India is a month-long festival featuring local artists and performers representing different regions and traditions of India. Experience artwork, music performances, dance recitals, community gatherings, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations in celebration of India’s artistic and cultural traditions.

Plan Your Visit to the Festival
Open Gallery Hours are scheduled at designated times through the week, along with curated cultural events and performances on the weekends. To view details about the schedule and lineup of artists and performers, visit www.wonderfulindiafestival.com.

Production & Supporters
Wonderful India Festival is produced by Artly World Nonprofit and has been financed in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.

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