Doha: Qatar is getting greener thanks to the aggressive planting campaign initiated by the authorities before the 2022 World Cup.
With the increase in green cover, many birds and butterflies have settled down to make parks and sports stadiums their new home.
A number of butterflies can be seen in parks and if kids had trouble naming and describing beautiful creatures in the past, not anymore.
Flying Colors, a children’s coloring book dedicated to promoting the idea of environmental education helps children identify the gem of nature in various green places in Qatar.
The book gives wide scope to the diverse nature of butterflies as well as many shades and colors that weren’t defined and were not readily available before. The artistic work of the book was done by Supriya Gaikwad, based in Qatar, while Pramod Sahu is the author and publisher of the book.
“The book encourages and prompts children to learn more about mother nature,” Supriya said of the book which listed 21 species of butterflies.
The coloring book aims to promote the idea of environmental education and envisions learning by coloring while rejuvenating the fullness of the mind.
“The book gives wide scope to the diverse nature of butterflies as well as many shades and colors that weren’t defined and were not readily available before,” Supriya said of the book.
The book contains an accurate description of butterflies, facts and findings in addition to a page for anatomy. The book besides having a picture of the butterflies has a drawing of the butterflies that the children can paint in the correct colors.
“The artwork is based on the concept of reading, identifying and encouraging children to color and explore this beautiful creation that we find in mother nature,” said the graduate artist. in Fine Arts in 2010 at the famous JJ School of Arts in India.
Supriya touches in pencil, charcoal, water-based oil paint, acrylic, dry pestal, printing on zinc, lino, wood, lithography, acrylic sheet and silkscreen.
“Art develops children’s observation skills and whatever they come across, they try to draw. It helps them build their memory. Their hidden talents translate into amazing art in various shapes and forms, ”she said of her experiences teaching art to students based in Qatar.