1,8,15,22,29 Dec: LIVE Online ADVANCED Pattachitra workshop with Apindra Swain (US Timezone friendly)


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 ONLINE PATTACHITRA ART WORKSHOP WITH APINDRA SWAIN

DATE: 1,8, 15, 22 ,29 Dec , Wednesdays (30th Nov, 7., 14, 21, 28 Dec Tuesdays for USA)

Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 am IST  (For US this will be Tuesdays 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm California time)

As this is an ongoing workshop, you can still join and get recordings for the sessions that are completed and join the rest of the upcoming sessions live.

This will be 5 workshops of 2 hours each  -as this is an advanced workshop, some prior experience with sketching and painting is required. 

Apindra Swain will guide you on how to create this beautiful painting Kandarpa Rath Krishna. 

    Materials that you will need:

    • A3 sized paper (a couple of extra sheets to practice sketching)
    • Poster colors (preferred, if you don’t have access to poster colors, you can use acrylic colors)
    • Brushes (size 0 to size 4/5), water and palette for mixing
    • Black pen for outlines (not mandatory, can outline with brush and paint too)
    • Pencil and rubber for sketching

    • We will be sending a calendar invite and email invite with zoom link to join 2 days before the workshop once we receive payment (please don't select the option for COD).

    • The workshops are attended by beginners as well as others who may already be acquainted with art hence, we will keep a pace that everyone is comfortable with.

    • We will share a recording of the workshop after the workshop, so even if you miss anything please don't worry as you can still follow again from the recording. The artists mostly speak in Hindi, Memeraki team will be moderating and translating.

    • Workshop will be conducted over Zoom. If you don't already use Zoom, please download the zoom app on your phone or laptop (easier to sit on a desk with a laptop or with the phone on a stand so you can see the
    artist paint and follow at the same time and so that the artist can also see you painting. Please sit in a well-lit place)

    • Please test audio and video on zoom. Please stay on mute during the workshop so that everyone can hear the artist, please unmute anytime you
    wish to ask a question. We may also request you to switch off video at some points as the locations where the artists are sometimes don’t have good bandwidth (we have tested and it works fine usually)

    • Please also join our Facebook group to keep in touch with us and other participants https://www.facebook.com/groups/1632293370227782. Class is not transferable to another person - please do not share the zoom class link with others once you have registered and please join with the registered email address.


    Artist


    Apindra Swain


    Hailing from the village of Raghurajpur, the village of pattachitra artists in India, Apindra Swain's family has been painting for generations. He is one artist who is trying to find a new path for this traditional art form and works on modern artifacts like kettles, bottles and experiments with changing the art form like incorporating calligraphy within pattachitra art. To continue the legacy of pattachitra in new and interesting ways is his dream



    Art Form

    Pattachitra

    Of Painted Temples

    As the scorching summer sun rises on the day of Snana Punam, the priests of the Lord Jagannatha temple in Puri, Odisha, take the idols out for their ritualistic bath with 108 pots of water. But, as the tale goes, this caused the gods to catch fever and they needed to take rest to recover! During this fortnight of rest, known as Anasar, the Mahapatra chitrakars (or artists of the village) create an intricately adorned painting of the Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, and Maa Subadhra so that devotees could continue to offer their prayers.

    These traditional paintings (chitra), created on fabric (patta) turned into canvas using natural gum and chalk are popularly known as Pattachitra. Since the 12th Century AD, the Pattachitra paintings flourished in the temple town of Puri, with skilled chitrakars adorning canvases, temple walls, and walls of homes during marriages and other festive occasions with detailed artwork.

    Heroic tales of gods and goddesses from the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana are painted in bold colours of red, white, and yellow with a distinctive style of sharp fish-like eyes, lyrical swaying bodies, and dots adorning the canvas like jewels and stars sprayed across. Ornate borders of flowers and carved pillars emulate the temple sculpture motifs of Odisha.

    The elaborately fashioned imagery of the Pattachitra paintings that originated in the small village of Raghurajpur, Odisha, are now appreciated across the world. Steeped in ancient Indian mythological culture and classical romances, with vibrant colours and outstanding craftsmanship, Pattachitra has become a distinct art form that has captured our imagination.

    Here are some beautifully handcrafted Pattachitra paintings and products



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