Tholu Lampshade Workshop




Intermediate Level Materials Included
Kanday Anjanapp - MeMeraki.com Kanday Anjanapp
Live via Zoom
Tue, January 31, 05:00 PM ,
Wed, February 1 2023, 05:00 PM (IST)
Intermediate
Materials Included
Hindi/English (Our Community Manager is present to Help Live Translate)
Lifetime Access to Our Learner's Commuinty
Certificate Upon Completion
About the Workshop +

 This lampshade decorated in beautiful flower design can be a wonderful addition to your drawing room or on your bedside table. MeMeraki will help you brighten your personal spaces with a touch of traditional Indian Tholu art. You will be creating your own lampshade adorned with Tholu art. Start with practicing on a rough paper, and then sketch first on the lampshade using a pencil, make the sketch fair by painting it with poster colours. 

The workshop will be conducted over 2 classes of two hours each and will be conducted over Zoom  - adults or children above 8 years can join.  Beginner friendly

Kanday Anjanapp will guide you on how to create the basic drawing and the other intricacies of Tholu Bommalata and you will be creating your own Lampshade. 

DATE: 31st Jan, 01st Feb 2023 05:00-07:00 PM IST

 


Key Takeaways +


Tholu Bommalata Motifs

Final Artwork

 


What will I get in my Art Kit?+

  • Stand with Leather shade
  • Natural Colors ( Red, Yellow, Black, Orange, Crimson Pink, Green, Blue & Brown)
  • Brushes
  • Varnish

 


Can I get the Art Kit shipped outside India?+

We ship worldwide, shipping charges of 2000 INR are applicable for international orders. Our Prices are inclusive of GST/Taxes. No additional charges are applicable for domestic deliveries.


What materials do I need to prepare in Advance? +

  • A4 Size plain paper (a couple of extra sheets to practice sketching)- please have slightly thicker paper of about 300 GSM as that is more sturdy for making the puppet(normal printing paper is about 55 gsm for comparison)
  • 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.


 



Art Form

Tholu-bommalata

Tholu is Telegu for leather, while Bommalu is Telegu for puppet dance. Tholu is claimed to have started during the reign of the Satavahana dynasty about 200 BCE. However, the oldest evidence for it dates back to the 15th century, under the reign of Krishnadeva Raya of the Vijayanagara kingdom. Tholu Bommalata preparation is intertwined with the region's shadow puppetry. In the region, there are two types of shadow puppetry: sutram bommalata and koyya bommalata. In 2008, the Government of India designated it as a Geographical Indication.



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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.

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