Here is an opportunity to learn the Bengal Painting techniques - from Patua artist Suman Chitrakar. At the workshop, you will learn the nuances of the Bengal Painting style from master folk artist Suman Chitrakar and make and carry back your own Bengali painting! The paintings will be made with NATURAL COLOURS that are traditionally used.
The workshops will be conducted in Bengaluru, from April 15th - 17th April
Fri, APR 15th 10.30 AM – 1.30 PM HOUSE OF TAAMARA, Indiranagar
Fri, APR 15th 4 PM- 7 PM CAFÉ BUZZINGA, Whitefield
Sat, APR 16th 10.30 AM – 1.30 PM KITSCH MANDI - PEBBLES, Palace Grounds
Sat, APR 16th 6.30 PM – 9.30 PM BIMBA THE ART HUT, Basavangudi (Demo and Donation passes only)
Sun, APR 17st 11 AM – 2 PM AATA GALATA, Koramangala, 5th Block
Sun, APR 17st 5 PM – 8 PM RANGOLI METRO ART, M.G. Road
PAY only Rs. 1000/- for advance registration (includes art materials) and specify the venue at which you will be interested to attend the workshop. Registration on the day of the workshop will be at Rs. 1250/- FOR DETAILS, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91 9370379727.
Suman Chitrakar is a young Patua Artist from West Bengal. He started painting nine years ago at the age of twenty with his mentor Jagdevji. Suman has been creatively infusing new themes to the traditional art form to create a distinctive style of his own. Suman carries the lineage of ‘folk’ artists who paint long, vertical scrolls and compose verses. His artwork has featured in two books – one book on Bono Bibi of the Sunderbans and another on the life of Savitribai Phule published by Azim Premji University. Suman has conducted workshops on Bengal Pattachitra in Delhi with the Happy Hands Foundation, in Kolkata with Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, an organization under Ministry of Culture at a workshop organized at the Victoria Memorial Hall, and in Goa with the Kala Academy.
Bengal paintings, popularised by master artists such as Jamini Roy, are inspired by the bold themes, colours and icons of Kali+Durga. Appreciate and Learn the nuances of Bengal Folk Paintings - Nayagram, Kalighat, Bengal Pattachitra and Santhal Paintings.