Buy Recording: Online Aipan Lakshmi Padchinha Workshop with Minakshi

Beginner Friendly


This workshop is now over, you can buy recordings.

Drawing footprints of Goddess Lakshmi, also known as Shripadas, is the first and foremost ritual of Diwali. While drawing the feet, they are placed pointing going inwards to our homes. These footprints symbolize coming in wealth and prosperity.

We all have grown up watching our mothers draw these footprints during auspicious occasions. This Diwali, draw the auspicious Goddess Lakshmi’s footprints by yourself. MeMeraki brings you Aipan art workshop, where well-renowned Aipan artist Minakshi ji will guide you to create Lakshmi padchina. This workshop will be a blend of our tradition and our traditional Indian art form. 

You will start by painting the wooden chowki red which is traditionally done using ochre color, followed by intricately designing it with Lakshmi Padchinha  in white colour.

This workshop was done in 1 class and thus 1 recording would be provided

This was a two hour class for beginners and was conducted over Zoom  - adults or children above 8 years can join.

Minakshi will guide you on how to create the basic drawing and the other intricacies of Aipan art. We will be painting the 'Lakshmi Chowki' in this workshop

Materials that we will send to you:

  • Wood Chowki ( 8 by 8")
  • Brush
  • Colour (White)

 Materials that you will need:

  • A4 Size plain 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). 
  • Compass
  • 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 hope you can join us to support the arts and artists

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Masterclasses are complete pre-recorded courses of 7-8 parts that have been researched and recorded by us at the Master artists homes. LIVE workshops happen in real time over zoom along with the Master Artist and a small group. Live workshops have different levels. We only have a few Masterclasses right now - Lippan art from Kutch and Pichwai art from Nathdwara, Rajasthan and are producing and adding more every month. While we cover more than 60 heritage art and craft forms in our live workshops already.

You could attend a beginner friendly live workshop (or even a masterclass if its Lippan or Pichwai you are interested in) and then join the foundations or advanced LIVE workshops. The different levels for the LIVE workshops are- Beginner, Foundations and Advancedyour store.

Materials are not included in the masterclasses but you can order from our list of authentic art kits and materials in addition to the masterclass. For the live workshops, materials are included in some of the live workshops as part of the workshop and it would be mentioned in the workshop description.

Beginner Friendly- These are usually 1-2 classes of 2 hours each and one of the simpler artworks and motifs of that art style are covered in the beginner friendly workshops as an introduction to that art form.
Foundations- In the foundations live workshops, the workshops are structured to teach you the basic motifs and foundations of that art style , the focus is not on completing a painting but the elements taught in each class are incorporated in a painting and a few different compositions are also taught
Advanced- in the Advanced live workshop, usually the focus is on completing a more elaborate and intricate painting - no basic motifs are covered in the advanced workshops.
Masterclass-A masterclass is structured as 7-8 pre-recorded classes covering introduction of the artform, introduction of the artist, introduction of the different traditional materials used in that art and then 3 artworks are usually taught ranging from beginner to intermediate.

Yes, going forward, our platform will automatically award you a certificate on behalf of MeMeraki for completing a workshop with us and being a patron of the arts. This will be accessible via the ‘My Workshops’ section under each workshop that you have attended after Nov 2021.

Yes, we have many patrons attending our workshops from across the world. We ship the art kits internationally for the workshops where materials are included. International shipping charges are INR2000. Even if you are ordering an art kit separately in addition to a MASTERCLASS, we can ship internationally.

Yes, you will be able to access the recording of all the workshops you have attended through the ‘My Workshops’ section to be able to practice at your own pace later.

The previous workshops recordings will still be available to you via google drive as earlier. But going forward for all new workshops post Nov 2021, the workshops will be accessible through our website and platform only.