In Hema Kannan's workshops, practitioners will learn the art of creating kolams, which involves drawing intricate patterns on the floor. Participants will explore different types of kolams, including geometric and sacred designs. Hema will guide them through the techniques, postures, and tools used in kolam making. They will gain an understanding of the cultural and historical context of kolams. The practitioners will also have hands-on experience in creating their own kolams, allowing them to develop their attention to detail.
Kolam-making serves as a mindful and meditative activity that helps calm the mind, reduce stress, and promote mental wellbeing. The focused and repetitive nature of creating intricate patterns allows individuals to enter a state of flow, enhancing concentration and clarity. Additionally, kolams encourage patience and discipline, as they require attention to detail and perseverance to complete. This practice also serves as a form of self-expression and creativity, allowing individuals to explore their artistic abilities and connect with their inner selves.
To practice kolam-making in a routine manner, the practitioner needs to set aside 15 mins every day in the morning, to create the kolam. Care should be taken to draw the kolam, focusing on each line and shape, allowing oneself to enter a state of mindfulness. Throughout the day, the kolam should be maintained, and when the time comes, it should be gracefully erased to embrace new beginnings.
Hema Kannan is a kolam artist who shares the beauty of this ephemeral art form to bring positivity into people's lives. Through her intricate kolams, she cultivates focus, patience, and mental clarity. Hema's workshops create a sense of community and self-expression, fostering resilience and creativity. With a deep understanding of the art's ancient roots, Hema aims to make kolam contemporary and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Her unique approach to kolam making, coupled with her ability to infuse life lessons into her art, has made her an inspiring figure in the field. Hema's philosophy of embracing the art of letting go and celebrating the cycles of creation and recreation resonates deeply with her audience, leaving a lasting impact on their lives.
Silappadikaram, is a classic Tamil epic composed by Ilango Adigal, that dates back to the 5th or 6th century CE and provides valuable insights into the social and cultural practices of ancient Tamil Nadu.
Kolam, with its beautiful designs, can create a positive impact by enhancing aesthetics and promoting mindfulness and focus.
"Kolam, a traditional art form in South Asia, has positive effects on cognitive abilities"
Research Paper: Kolam: A Mathematical Treasure of South India
Author(s): Vidya Thirumurthy, Ksenija Simic-Muller
30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory practice workshop with Hema Kannan.
The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.
Introduction to Kolam and it's various forms
Understand the significance of Kolam and how it cultivates creativity
Quick demosntration of Kolam making
Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course
A notebook with a pen or pencil
The specialist will be tailoring the practice workshop for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.
The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this practice workshop in to your regular life by yourself.
Talented Kolam Practitioner
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We have reserved your time slot with Hema Kannan.
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