Bengal Paintings Workshops by Patua Artist Suman Chitrakar

Bengal Paintings Workshops by Patua Artist Suman Chitrakar


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Here is an opportunity to learn the Bengal Painting style - from master artisan Suman Chitrakar. At the workshop, you will learn the nuances of the Bengal Painting style and make and carry back your own Bengali painting! The paintings will be made with NATURAL COLOURS that are traditionally used.

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.

PAY only Rs. 550/- (Pune) (includes art materials) 
PAY only Rs. 750/- (Mumbai) (includes art materials) 

TO REGISTER and PAY click here -

QUESTIONS ? Call +91 9370379727. 

The workshops will be conducted from Thursday, 28th Jan to Tuesday, 2nd Feb at several city institutions, art galleries and cafes of Pune and Mumbai as given below

  • JAN 28th  4 PM - 7 PM  ART IMPRESSIONS, Navi Peth, Pune  
  • JAN 29th  11 AM - 2 PM  PAGDANDI, Baner, Pune  
  • JAN 29th   4 PM – 7 PM  GYAN ADAB, Kalyaninagar, Pune
  • JAN 30th   10.30 AM – 1.30 PM  P. N. GADGIL, Aundh, Pune 
  • JAN 30th  2.30 PM - 5.30 PM  KALMADI SCHOOL, Karve Road, Pune  
  • JAN 31st 11 AM - 2 PM INTEGRAL SPACE, Lower Parel, Mumbai
  • Jan 31st 4 PM - 7 PM Art Lovers Gallery, Next to MOUNT MARY, Bandra 
  • FEB 1st   2 PM – 5 PM    BRICK Architecture College, Undri, Pune 

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.

Suman will engage the participants in an exploration of the Patachitra (Scroll Painting) performance tradition and enable them to create new performative pieces based on their world of imagination that they imbibe from their social and cultural environment. The storytelling and singing by Suman would help participants create new stories and turn them into performances, thereby instilling in participants the confidence to imagine the performative aspect of the Bengal painting’s tradition.

The workshop will be followed by a sale of Masterpieces by the Artisans.

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