A practical introduction to Madhubani.
I will guide you in drawing a modern version of this incredible, free flowing ancient art form. In this session we will be drawing the Sun.
Since ancient times, the sun has always been an important symbol of nature worship. The sun is a locally revered deity/natural element, and a symbol of fertility and prosperity. As a primarily agrarian economy, Madhubani villagers are dependent on the sun for a good harvest. There are paintings wholly dedicated to the Sun, in which it can be seen in different moods and colours! We will be drawing the sun as a female goddess – a divine form of energy and power.
About this Experience
Madhubani literally means ‘forests of honey’ and refers to paintings in a distinct style that capture viewers’ attention with their vibrancy. It is a 2500-year-old folk art from the times of Ramayana originated in Bihar, India. Fast forward to 21st century, we, at Bandiworks, have adapted this art form to fuse elements of the ancient form, ‘Madhubani’ with present times.
This online workshop will introduce you to the free flowing black lines of Madhubani!
What we’ll do:
Awareness: Get to know about folk art, its significance, folk arts of India, commonalities in folk art across the world.
Appreciation: Learn about Madhubani as an art form. History, colours, motifs and special characteristics.
Application: I will guide you Step-by-Step in creating a Madhubani Sun artwork (some reference images are shared!)
I’m a multi-disciplinary artist, and love to engage with folk/tribal art from across the world – with a special focus on India. I design and conduct experiential workshops, giving a contemporary bent to heritage Art n Craft. I have thoroughly enjoyed conducting in-person and online workshops for audiences in India, USA, UK, Australia, Dubai. My workshop at Amazon HQ in Seattle demonstrated the ease with which art communicates with people from different countries and ethnicities. The learning and sharing process has been unique in each workshop and the participants’ ages have varied from age 8 to 80!
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