Painting… @ talent hunt


Budding painters exhibiting their talent at a summer camp organised by Srusti Art Academy in Ongole on Tuesday.—photo: Kommuri Srinivas

Budding painters exhibiting their talent at a summer camp organised by Srusti Art Academy in Ongole on Tuesday.—photo: Kommuri

The H.C.M.Girls High School here witnessed a flurry of activity with students painting wonderful pictures on canvas under the watchful eyes of noted painter Thimmari Ravindra.

The painter, a jury member of the Miracles World Records, has produced record holders in drawing and painting through his Srusti Art Academy. Not to rest on past laurels, he is on the job of spotting new talent to keep his academy flag flying high.

“’The aim of the summer camp is to spot talent in budding painters and hone skills to set new records in the field,” says Mr. Ravindra while talking to The Hindu .

“Firstly, I strive to kindle interest in painting among children by introducing them to techniques like thumb painting, collage painting, spray painting and Knife painting,” explains Mr. Ravindra, who hails from a family of artists and has produced experts in, among other fields, graphic designing and animation.

“Once they get used to various painting techniques, I prepare them for painting competitions at the state and national levels,” adds the artist who trains students also for diploma courses such as Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

His students Ch. Gnapika, T. Hemanth Kumar, Darsi Tanuja, Y.V.S.N. Manasa and Cheruvu Srilakshmi are among those who created a record of sorts in painting.

While Gnapika drew pictures on dry leaves for 24 hours, Hemanth Kumar Thungunta has etched his name in the Limca Book of Records, with his cone painting of Lord Venkateswara with acrylic colours and without any reference. Another student Y.V.S.L.Manasa, with newspaper and magazine clippings, collated a beautiful portrait of Mother Teresa for record sake.

Yet another student Tanuja has created a record of sorts by creating an image of Mahatma Gandhi leading the Dandi march with more than 1.16 lakh dots.

Thimmari Ravindra has produced record holders in drawing and painting through his Srusti Art Academy

 

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