Mysore Lakshmi Painting Workshop

Beginner To Intermediate Level Materials Included
Dr. J Dundaraja Dr J Dundaraja
Live via Zoom
Tue, May 16, 05:00 PM ,
Thu, May 18, 05:00 PM ,
Tue, May 23, 05:00 PM ,
Thu, May 25, 05:00 PM ,
Tue, May 30, 05:00 PM ,
Thu, June 1, 05:00 PM ,
Tue, June 6, 05:00 PM ,
Thu, June 8 2023, 05:00 PM (IST)
Beginner To 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 +

In this workshop we will be creating goddess Lakshmi seated in her abode Manidvipa. She sits upon Padma, whose petals grow out of mud untouched by the dirt. Which symbolizes transcending from material world through divinity. She also holds lotus flowers in her hand symbolizing, fertility, purity and beauty. Her four hands in cardinal direction are representative of the four goals of life - kama, artha, dharma and moksha. She sits upon the Padma, beautifully adorned in bright red saree representing wealth and prosperity, as she smiles blissfully upon her devotees


Dr. J Dundaraja, a traditional Mysore painting artist will guide you with the process and techniques during the workshop. 

This will be a two hour class for beginners conducted every Tuesday and Friday for eight days and will be conducted over Zoom - adults or children above 12 years can join.

Mysore paintings are created with real gold foil (22k Gold).

Key Takeaways +

This is a BEGINNER FRIENDLY workshop and the following steps will be covered in this 8 day workshop 

  • Tracing , coloring and shading techniques
  • Gold foil work

What will I get in my Art Kit?+

  • Water Proof Plywood
  • Gold foil sheet (22k gold)
  • Gesso
  • Art press paper
  • Binding pest
  • Gold foil paste ( Fevi Gum )
  • Water colours
  • Poster colous
  • Sketch / Tracing Paper

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? +

  • Pencil and rubber
  • Brushes 

 We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.


Dr J Dundaraja

A Pioneer in one of the most complicated art forms, Dr J Dundaraja is a cherished student of late Y. Subramanya Raju ( 1907 -1995), the court artist of Shri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, whose work adorn the walls of the Kalyana Mantapa in the Mysore Palace. Dr. J Dundaraja's Mysore Paintings have been exhibited at biggest shows and Art Centers in both Domestic & International Forum. His artwork exemplifies expressions, detailing & the subtle relief work which is hardly found in the present-day Mysore Paintings. Dr. J Dundaraja, has been practicing the artform for the last 31 years and is credited to have trained more than 700 individuals.

Art Form


Mysore painting is an important form of classical South Indian painting style that originated in and around the town of Mysore in Karnataka encouraged and nurtured by the Mysore rulers. Painting in Karnataka has a long and illustrious history, tracing its origins back to the Ajanta times. Mysore paintings are known for their elegance, muted colours, and attention to detail. The themes for most of these paintings are Hindu gods and goddesses and scenes from Hindu Mythology.

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.