Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bright colours

The Olcott Memorial High School merits a separate post for itself, but for today's "Theme Day" post, the colourful wall of its Craft Centre will suffice. The Craft Centre was opened in 1988, adding one more dimension to a school that started in 1894 with the aim of educating "Panchamas" - those of the fifth caste, who at that time were not welcome anywhere.

The intent of the Craft Centre is to provide skill-based education in some crafts such as carpentry, screen printing or pattern making. A few years ago, a student from George Washington University's Art Therapy program (if I'm right, it was Anne Jonas) had worked with the students of the Craft Centre to paint one of the building's walls in bright colours; here they are, still looking pretty vivid!

It is Theme Day over at the City Daily Photo portal; click here to see folks from around the world interpret today's theme. And oh, yes, it is good to be back!


Julie said...

That is a terrific mural on the wall. I love the simple lines of each element and the purity of the colour. Good choice.

Lynette said...

Wonderful post for Theme Day. My post will be up in about 11 hours, but today's is a nice tease.

Zyzzyz said...

A super mural.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Extremely beautiful.