Beginner Friendly


This workshop is now over, you can buy the recordings for this workshop.

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.

Anjana Kumari will guide you on how to create the basic drawing and the other intricacies of Manjusha

 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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Anjana Kumari

Anjana Devi is a Bihar-based Manjusha craftsman. She holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Pracheen Kala Kendra in Chandigarh. She grew up observing this skill being practised in her household when she was a child. She gradually learnt the skill from her mother, Nirmala Devi, a well-known Manjusha artisan, and her brother, Manoj Pandit, who was named Manjusha Kala Guru by the Ministry of Culture in 2014. Due to domestic responsibilities, she was unable to devote much time to the trade after her marriage. However, after a few years, she and her husband felt compelled to pursue this trade as the primary source of income for the family. Anjana Devi and her husband are now full-time professional Manjusha artists. They mostly receive government contracts and attend several exhibitions. She also teaches Manjusha art at several institutes. In 2016-17, she received the 'Rajya Medha Puruskar' for her outstanding performance.

Art Form


Manjushi is a historical marvel of an artform. This art form, which originated in the ancient region of Anga, present-day Bihar, was thought to be practised only by two castes: the Kumbhakar, who made the pots on which the art work was done, and the Malakar, who made the ceremonial boxes on which abstract folklore was painted. Manjushi, on the other hand, was not limited to simple objects and was also used to decorate houses and places of worship. This ancient artform was a vital part of the culture and tradition of those who practised it, conveying faith to people throughout history.

Customer Reviews


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.