Gond art is a form of painting from folk and tribal art that is practiced by one of the largest tribes in India - the Gond who are predominantly from Madhya Pradesh but also can be found in pockets of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhatisgarh, and Odisha. Traditionally made on festive occasions, these paintings depict various celebrations, rituals and man's relationship with nature.
The artists use natural colors derived from charcoal, colored soil, plant sap, leaves, and cow dung. This mystical art form is created by putting together dots and lines. The imaginative use of the line imparts a sense of movement to the still images.
The work of Gond artists is rooted in their folk tales and culture, and thus story-telling is a strong element of every painting. The history of the Gond people dates nearly 1400 years. Paintings, as well as other art forms, have always been quite popular with tribal people in India, especially the Gond tribe. The Gond people have a belief that viewing a good image begets good luck and they decorate their walls and the door of their houses with traditional tattoos and motifs.
Learning Objectives: Learn about the Indian tribal art of Gond Painting. Explanation of the principle of movement in art A brief introduction to the history of the Gond people and their culture. Create their own painting in the Gond style, and learn to incorporate movement in their painting.
Material required: 1. acrylic paints 2. 8x10 canvas 3. Flat & round synthetic brushes 4. Palette 5. Rough cloth 6. Water container Please note: Material to be brought by participants or can be bought on actual costs at the venue.
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A professional artist & an art teacher, has graduated from the renowned Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (CKP) in 2006 and started her career as an art teacher with the prestigious Neev School (Bangalore). At Neev, She has been hugely responsible for bringing in new art techniques and create lessons plan incorporating the child's strength and the organization's goals and values which were age-appropriate and fun. She is enthusiastic to make learning a fun process by encouraging the individual to explore their innate artistic expression and also, to foster and discover their creativity. With an international teaching experience as an art teacher for a decade at Beaconhouse School, Muscat further fuelled her passion and experience as an early childhood educator in the art to create diversity in varied art pieces in a myriad of media.
She has also taught groups and held private workshops in Bangalore & Muscat (Oman). Her range of teaching experience which spread of a wide age range, gave her an insight in developing specialized art modules for children and also to identify their strengths and potentials and thereby enabling them to discover the world of colors. Her medium of work, classified as surrealism art is focused on acrylic paint on canvas, thread installations & various re-cycle projects.
She enjoys teaching art, creating visual expressions using paint, sculpture, photography to printmaking. An inspired and self-motivated artist, her motto is to create & experiment with various kinds of art forms, art movements, techniques & enable art as a medium of expression of thoughts for children.
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