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Explore the magic and freedom of turning a poem into a painting. Understand how the Gods, Goddesses, subjects or situations are all embedded into little shlokas. Experience how mural artists meditate on these ‘shlokas’ and translate their gist into lines and shapes onto the canvas.
7 Days workshop to get to know Kerala Mural Painting, a fading heritage art form. You don't have to be an artist. If you are keen to learn something timeless and beautiful, patient enough to follow instructions, you can enjoy the workshop immensely. Many call it a way of meditating with lines and colours.
Hands-on training on drawing and painting, the mural way
Explaining the Dhyana Shlokas
Slide shows on rare ancient paintings
All materials provided
Take home a finished piece of work that you made with your own hands!
No comparison or competition
Learn a new way of meditation that can be done by anyone!
In our previous workshops, we have had software engineers, air hostesses, architecture students, HR heads, homemakers, and bakers. You have never touched a paintbrush before? We have had many of you too in our workshops. If you still doubt your ability to draw, talk to us! We can tell you a few secret skills you have!
What is Kerala Mural Art? (For the newcomers)
Kerala Mural Painting is a heritage art form for storytelling. The artist takes a shloka, a poem or a story situation and translates the gist into lines and shapes onto the wall or a canvas. In our 7 day workshop, we invite you to interact first hand with this art form and get an in-depth experience. Kerala Mural Art is considered to be a way of meditating with lines and colours. Irrespective of your background, it will be helpful for you in more than one way.
Structure of the workshop
Understanding the elements used in a Kerala Mural Painting. Drawing them with pencil and then with a brush. Learning the colouring sequence and the rationale behind the same. Discovering the shading techniques. Exploring the history and context of this art form. Knowing how to use the elements in today’s context without compromising authenticity.
There will be two batches: 8AM to 12PM and 2PM to 6 PM You can choose your batch according to your convenience. After the sessions, we expect you to practice at least 2 hours at home before the next session so that you get maximum out of the workshop.
Apart from the stories and theories, get your hands dirty by learning to draw and paint the traditional way of Kerala Mural Art! After all, what is a better way to preserve this heritage for future generations?
How much does it cost?
Including the materials, it is INR 11,000. Limited seats, first come first serve basis. Pay registration fee now. Pay the balance later. We shall be in touch with you.