The School of Design conducted a workshop on craft for making ornaments out of coconut shells from April 19 to April 23, 2024, at Presidency University. The workshop was directed by skilled artisan Mr. Venkatesh Achar, who has three decades of experience making metal and coconut shell ornaments and carving pieces from brass, copper, and coconut shell.

The workshop was interesting and useful for students to explore the craft of making ornaments out of coconut shells, turning an inexpensive material into a profitable side business for them. The students also learned how to combine tradition and modernity through the workshop.

Mr. Venkatesh Achar gave aspiring artists a new road to self-sufficiency by illuminating the path to create beautiful yet functional products with his vast knowledge and exceptional skills.