Perhaps the best-known genre of Indian folk paintings is the Madhubani paintings from the Mithila region of Bihar. For centuries the women of Mithila have decorated the walls of their houses with intricate, linear designs on the occasion of marriages and other ceremonies. The art form is characterized by line drawings filled in by bright colors and contrasts or patterns. The contemporary art was born in the early 1960s, following the terrible Bihar famine.
The women of Mithila were encouraged to apply their painting skills to paper as a means of supplementing their meager incomes. Once applied to a portable and thus more visible medium, the skills of the Mithila women were quickly recognized. The work was enthusiastically bought by tourists and folk art collectors alike. As with the wall paintings, these individual works are still painted with natural plant and mineral-derived colors, using bamboo twigs in lieu of brush or pen.
Join us for this Art workshop where we will combine two creative art forms. Madhubani & Doodling. You will learn the basics of Doodling and as the final project, create your own doodles with Madhubani as a theme.
I will inspire you to bring your full creative self to work and build lots of ideas of how you can excel in whatever you do.
All material will be provided, along with reference material, practice sheets, and complimentary chai & cookies. So be there, wear your creative hat & let your creativity flow!
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