Tholu Bommalata is a special kind of art form that originated in Andhra Pradesh, India. The art form is precisely a shadow puppet art form that is usually practised by the nomadic people of Andhra Pradesh. They travel from place to place and make their earnings through entertainment and other associated aspects like singing ballads, telling fortunes, show acrobatics and more.  

The art form has been carried on for ages to communicate and spread Indian mythological stories to the normal audience. If you are wanting to know the art form in more detail, the Circle Community’s Tholu Bommalata workshop with Soojata Arora is something that you need to have clear access to. You won’t really be making puppets or doing puppet shows but you are surely having your hands specialised on one of the finest art forms picked from the same time and people. 

About the Artist:- 

Soojata Arora is a true artist who has been exploring wide aspects of art and art forms since 20+ years. She has indulged herself in numerous online & offline workshops for small age learners as well as adults. 

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The workshop began:- 

The workshop began with the host introducing the mentor, Soojata Arora and her impressive acquired expertise in the art field over the years. On successful introduction, she then took over the session and began with explaining the details of Tholu Bommalata and associated aspects. 

Furthermore, she swiftly began with the practising of steps that are essential, to begin with, the art form. She also ensured that her attendees received constructive guidance and supervision while creating the art piece. Soojata was also open to questions and queries coming from the learners. She remained a productive element of guidance throughout the session that allowed learners to better learn and evolve. 

Towards the end of the workshop:- 

Towards the end of the workshop, a beautiful traditional art piece was created by Soojata Arora and her attendees. These attendees were of different age groups with high motivation and dedication to learn and adapt to new art forms. 

In the end, their art pieces were highlighted and tailored with effective comments that helped them enhance the overall acquired result. 

The Circle Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. 

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!

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