Festival of Vedic India are regular guests at Albert Park college but it really made us feel part of their school community when we were invited back to their annual art show. There were between 10-15 stalls set up including an indigenous lady that taught how to weave baskets out of native flora. While another allowed children to create large structures out of different shaped cardboard boxes. The children seemed to have just as much fun knocking the structures down as they did creating them. Upstairs in the library was the art show the main attraction of the day.
Being an art show our stall focused on henna, face painting and garlands. We also had traditional Vedic music (kirtan) playing in the background to set a really nice atmosphere. There were lots of students and parents from the school that came to our stall but because the art show was open to the public we had lots of passers-by drop in to have henna & face painting done. The visitors also gratefully accepted the flower garlands we were handing out as gifts. Everyone had a fun day including us.
In December, just as we have in the last 2 years, we will be running workshops as part of Albert Park College’s Multicultural Day.