Exhibition by Students of Balan Nambiar’s Art Class

Type: Event
Location: Atrium
City: Bangalore
Date: Wed, 2011/10/12 (All day)


Exhibition of paintings by


from the art classes conducted by Balan Nambiar

Inauguration by Ravi Shah, reputed sculptor, at  6 pm

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

at Alliance Française de Bangalore, Thimmiah Road, Bangalore 560052

Exhibitors: Aanontyo  Anindhya  Kakoli,  Aayana  Rai  Bhojani,  Ahira  Cheriyan,  Hirish  Rajasekaran, Meenakshi  Thamara  Nambiar,  Nirmeetha   Kamath,  Poorna  Devi,  Pranika  Kar,  Prateek  R. Manjeshwar, Proshomaa  Anindya  Kakoli,  Sameer  Nataraj,  Siddharth  Raju,  Sindhu  Nataraj,  Soumya Rajasekaran, Trisha  R  Putturaya,  Yamini Vuppalapati

The exhibition will be on view from 11 am to 7 pm daily till October 21, 2011

                                                                                                         All are Welcome


The Alliance Française de Bangalore is hosting  an exhibition of paintings by children from October 12 to 21. These paintings were done by 16 children over the last three years while attending Sunday morning art classes  conducted by Balan Nambiar, at his residence. The exhibition    is to celebrate 40th anniversary of the art class.

A similar exhibition was held at the same venue in November 2008.

Balan Nambiar has held free art classes for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years since 1971.     Over 2000 children have attended his classes.

Here are some insights into Balan Nambiar’s methodology. No child is allowed to copy from another picture. The children may use any medium, including pastels, water colours, poster colours or pencils. Nambiar never tampers with the pictures of his students. Instead, he shows them how not to spoil their work or improve their work. The result?  Each student’s individuality and creativity are nurtured and enhanced.

Balan Nambiar believes that all children celebrate and respond to colour as they do to music. This intuitive response in the child is impacted by the ambience at home, faulty methodology    at school and the use of poor quality art material.

Every child is a potential artist.  Come celebrate their creativity at the Alliance Française.