Aru Shah and the Gods of India
April 6-10, 9 AM to 4 PM — FULL
For ages 7-12
Shiva, Hanuman, Krishna, and Arjuna, gods and demigods of the Hindu pantheon, are featured in both in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India and author Roshani Chokshi’s Aru Shah books in which the Pandava brothers from the great Indian epic Mahabharata are reincarnated as middle school girls.
Teaching artist Pam Beagle-Daresta will join forces with master puppeteer Claire Ritzler to lead children on an adventure through Transcendent Deities of India and the world of Aru Shah through a variety of art activities including large-scale collaborative puppets, block printing, mehndi designs, and other traditional Indian arts, culminating in an exuberant procession.
Campers will receive a copy of Aru Shah and The Tree of Wishes, the third book in the Pandava Quartet, when it is released on Tuesday, April 7, as well as a personal visit from Roshani Chokshi, who will answer their questions about Aru, Hindu deities, and becoming an author. Fee: $230 for Carlos Museum members; $270 for nonmembers. Families registering siblings are eligible for a 10% discount.