Longing to take a break from the usual workday/weekend routine and try your hand at something different? Well, then, you might just be in luck this week! From birdwatching to Kalaripayattu, there are a handful of workshops for you to pick from. There’s even one for the little ones! So, what’s to wait? Go on and get signing up!

Khel Kalari Workshop

Facilitated by Arka Mukhopadhyay {physical performer and founder of Kolkata-based physical performance collective, The Arshinagar Project}, this week-long workshop introduces you to Kalaripayattu, an age-old martial art form from Kerala. Right from the initial warm-up sessions that will include exercises and games to engage your body, breath, voice and imagination to the main segment of basic Kalaripayattu sequences, this one will get you mastering {OK, maybe not quite} the organic movements in no time.

When: Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 10

Where: Shoonya, 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, 37, Lal Bagh Main Road

Price: INR 1,800 {INR 900 for professional artistes and students}

Timings: 10am – noon

Contact: +91 7760832226

Buy tickets for the event here.

Find the event on Facebook here.

Charlotte’s Web: A Poetry Workshop For Kids

Let your little ones explore their imagination and put it into writing at this poetry workshop. Focussing on Haiku poetry, the session will have individual and team-based activities to introduce kids {between 8 and 13 years} to poems by different authors while helping them appreciate the works and create some on their own.

When: Friday, July 8

Where: Atta Galatta, 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala

Price: INR 350

Timings: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Contact: +91 9986015483

Find the event on Facebook here.

Block Printing Workshop

Whether you’re trying your hand at it for the fun of it or to learn a new skill, The Print Village India’s {city-based organisation dedicated to promoting block printing} workshop takes you through the basics before letting you have a hands-on experience. So, you get to mix colours, align the blocks and then, create your own prints with handcrafted wooden borders.

When: Saturday, July 9

Where: 2nd C Cross Road, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi

Price: INR 2,500 per person {includes a basic kit}

Timings: 11am – 1.30pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

Birdwatching Workshop

Want a dose of nature this weekend? Guided by an expert ornithologist, explore the 100+ species of birds around Jakkur lake, including ones like Grey Herons, Purple Herons, Blue Kingfishers and Pheasant Tailed Jacanas. And, to end your bird-watching trail, they have a filling breakfast, too.

When: Saturday, July 9

Where: Jakkur Lake

Price: INR 399

Timings: 7am onwards

Contact: +91 9845079414

Find more details about the event here.

Photography Workshop

A one-day workshop for aspiring and amateur photographers, this one will be led by Bangalore-based German photographer, Hellmuth Conz along with photographer, Hari Bhagirath. Apart from an introduction to the basics, the session will cover everything from theory to hands-on demonstration, familiarising you with the equipment as well as the practice.

When: Sunday, July 10

Where: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Opposite UNI Building, Vasant Nagar

Price: INR 2,500 upwards

Timings: 11am-5pm

Contact: +91 9620902140

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Tyre Workshop

Got DIY or something creative on your mind? Sign up for this tyre workshop, as part of Workbench Projects’ Maker Weekend. Take along your own old and used tyres or buy some from the venue, and try turning them into something fun and useful.

When: Sunday, July 10

Where: Workbench Projects, Swamy Vivekananda Rd, Gupta Layout, Ulsoor

Price: INR 1,500 {without tyres}, INR 1,800 {with tyres}

Timings: 11am-4pm

Contact: +91 9663090123

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Featured image via: The Print Village

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