Naturally Deepavali – OES Workshop Recap

Garima Goel
November 10, 2021

Kids running and chatting around in verdant greens of vegetable gardens at the Slow Down Place, the venue for Organo Et School (OES) Diwali workshop. The fresh and vibrant scene is from last Sunday morning.

The occasion was “Naturally Deepavali,” a diya painting workshop, where natural color artist Manya Cherabuddi was invited to conduct a DIY workshop on making and using natural colors. The participants were a diverse age group from 5 years to 65 years old. Children formed a happy bunch of young artists. Manya started the process of explaining the importance of using natural colors for decorating and dying our daily use articles including the terracotta Diyas for 2021 Diwali. She even emphasized the contribution Organo Et School has made in spreading awareness about Sustainable development in Hyderabad and its surrounding area.

Children were excited to color their diyas, and Manya introduced the concept of making natural colors from natural ingredients found easily around us. She used chalk powder, kumkum, turmeric, and few other easily available items to make a palate of colors for painting Diya. It being a DIY workshop, all the participants learnt to paint their own diyas, while following her instructions.

We could clearly see that children were enjoying playing with natural colors, some painted diyas and others loved coloring their own hands with it. The elders were seen painting intricate designs on their diyas. Later as Manya went ahead to make complex colors from primary colors, it was a delight to eyes.

This 2-hour workshop was open to anyone aged 3 and above. Though a short break for fresh juice and coffee and cookies was given, children continued painting their diyas while eating and drinking. It was a myriad of colors and frolic once everyone was done paining diyas. It was worth noticing that children enjoyed covering their hands and fingers with these colors and since these colors are naturally extracted from natural ingredients, they are absolutely safe for children.

In the end all participants decided to paint more diyas at home and took some along.

This was a splendid workshop on the occasion of Diwali in the offing. Everyone enjoyed the experience of working with Natural colors.

About Organo Et School (OES)

We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it must be long-term and inter-generational. Organo Et School strives to create an apt learning environment that will support and empower families as well as individuals to embrace sustainable living mindsets and habits.

Organo Et School is a learning initiative set up by Organo in 2017 and has been facilitating field visits and workshops for Schools and Interest Groups. Organo Et School has had over 25+ schools, 6000+ students and 2500+ adults participate over the last 4 years.

We believe in connecting children & adults with nature. If you are keen to participate in such workshops, kindly connect to us at and by Whatsapp 9154100775 today!

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