Bikaner Workshop

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Mahaveer Swami - Mahaveer Swami blue-tick

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Sun, November 19 2023, 05:00 PM (IST)
Hindi/English (Our Community Manager is present to Help Live Translate)
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About the Workshop +

In this workshop Mahaveer Swami will guide you about the basic intricacies and painting techniques in Bikaner painting and we will be creating this beautiful artwork.

This will be one class of two hours and will be conducted over Zoom.

Key Takeaways +

  • Sketching, Painting & Outlining
  • Brush Technqiues in Bikaner Art
  • Final Artwork

Is the Art Kit included with my order? +

No, we do not provide art kits with this workshop. Before the workshop, we will share the list of materials you will need to complete your artwork. Our materials list is curated to make sure all required items are easily available.

However, we also sell art kits for some of the art forms seperately which you can find here.

What materials do I need to prepare in Advance? +

  • A3 Size Drawing sheet(a couple of extra sheets to practice sketching) 
  • Water colors/Poster colours
  • Round Brushes (000, 00, 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12), Water Bowl, Mixing Palette and Rough Cotton Fabric
  • Pencil (HB or 2H) or Lead Pencil (0.5 HB or 2H for lining), Eraser


Mahaveer Swami blue-tick


Mahaveer Swami, born in 1959 in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, is a highly accomplished artist with a remarkable artistic journey. He began his artistic training at home and later pursued a Diploma in Painting & Sculpture at the Rajasthan School of Art in Jaipur. During his formative years, he had the privilege of mastering the traditional style of painting under the guidance of his mentor, the late Shri Vedpal Sharma "Bannu."

Throughout his career, Mahaveer Swami's artistry has been showcased in numerous galleries across India and internationally. He has exhibited his work in over 60 galleries in India, including cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune, and has extended his reach to international art scenes in Paris, Brussels, Jerusalem, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Wave Hill, New York, Denver (USA), Japan, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Spain, and Australia.

In addition to his exhibitions, Mahaveer Swami has been actively involved in teaching and sharing his artistic expertise. He has conducted workshops and training programs at various locations in India and internationally. His teaching experiences span locations such as Paris, Cairo, Jerusalem, Dubai, Bhutan, Algeria, Taiwan, Belgium, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC (USA).

Mahaveer Swami's artistic talents have garnered him numerous awards, including the prestigious Master Craftsman Award (National Award). His work is not only appreciated in the art world but is also part of the collections of over 17 museums and galleries in India and internationally, including Jerusalem, Berlin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), Camden, Maine (USA), New York, Paris, Belgium, and Algeria.

His artwork has found a place in several books, magazines, and online blogs, contributing to his recognition as a prominent artist in the global art community. Notably, his work is part of the permanent collections at institutions like the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, the Museum Of Sacred Art in Durbuy, Belgium, the Cultural International Festival of Miniature & Illumination in Tlemcen, Algeria, and the One Asia Project in Auroville, Pondicherry. Mahaveer Swami's artistic journey is a testament to his dedication and mastery in the field of art, transcending borders and cultures with his exquisite creations.


Bikaner style of painting traces its origins to the imperial Mughal workshops that dispersed after the decline of royal patronage during Aurangzeb's reign. With its intricate, delicate lines and a colour palette that whispers rather than shouts, it weaves ancient tales of Indian mythology into exquisite masterpieces. Its roots, intertwined with the grandeur of Mughal art, bloom into scenes from the Ragmala, Bhagavata Purana, and Rasalila, each stroke and shade capturing a world where history and legend dance in sublime harmony.

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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.