Warli (Indian Folk Art) Masterclass by Shriya Sinha on September 4th, 5th & 6th
About the Artist:
Shriya (@Shriyas_art_lab) is an interior designer by profession and is an artist by passion. She has a keen interest in folk arts and has been studying, practicing and teaching Warli art for almost 7 years now. She has made Warli art works to the scale of an entire wall and also on many pillars in colleges and houses. Apart from having a keen interest in traditional arts, she also has an inherent inclination towards various craft forms. Being a paper florist herself, she explores with crepe paper and other materials to create stunning replicas of flowers found in nature. She also occasionally indulges in making customized dream-catchers.
Warli is one of the oldest forms of Indian folk art and has its origins in the Warli region of Maharashtra. This form of tribal art mainly makes use of geometric shapes such as circles, triangles and squares to form numerous shapes depicting life and beliefs of the Warli tribe. In olden days, Warli art was done on walls on special occasions. The painting would be done over a brown background which would basically be a mixture of mud and cow dung cakes. The white pigment used to draw shapes and figures would be a mixture of rice mixed with water and gum. One of the most popular themes in Warli art is a spiral chain of humans around one central motif. This in accordance with their belief that life is an eternal journey, and it has no beginning and end. Men and women hold hands as they dance to the melodies of the tarpa, a trumpet like instrument. Their dance signifies the circle of life.
In this 3 day Masterclass, the art form would be introduced over the two days by starting from basics and then progressing slowly into different themes and compositions. The context and the history of the art form would be covered and the works of popular warli artists would be discussed. The following is a day wise split of the what will be covered:
- Introduction to the art form
- Warli borders
- Understanding day-to-day life of warli through human figures
- Drawing warli instrument players
- Warli tarpa dance different formations
- Warli House
- Animals & birds
- Finishing the artwork
- A4 size Drawing Paper
- Pencil and Eraser
- Black Pen and Black Sketch Pen
- Scale, Protractor and Compass (Geometry Box)
- A4 sheet for final day's composition.
Who should Sign Up for this?
This is a beginner friendly workshop planned for people with no art background. You need to have keen interest to learn this art form. You need dedicate some time to do the assignments given by the artist in-between sessions. This would help you to make the most of the opportunity.
- Session 1 - September 4th : 6pm to 8pm
- Session 2 - September 5th : 5pm to 7pm
- Session 3 - September 6th : 5pm to 7pm
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