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ONLINE MADHUBANI COLORS MAKING WORKSHOP WITH PRITI KARN

This workshop is now over, you can purchase recordings.

This was a  2 hours class and was conducted over Zoom - adults or children above 12 years can join.

Priti Karn a state award winning madhubani artist will guide you with the process and techniques during the workshop.

During the course of this workshop we will be learning how to make natural colours for madhubani.

Materials that will be sent for this workshop:

Hand Made paper (White)
Nib with Holder
Brush
Red ( Sindoor)
Yellow (Turmeric powder )
Blue (Nil Powder)
Kajal (Black)
White Clay
Gond (Gum)

Materials that you will need for this workshop:

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)
Brushes (size 0 to size 4/5), water and palette for mixing
Black pen for outlines
Pencil and rubber for sketching
We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.

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    Artist


    Priti Karn

    Priti Karn is an award winning Madhubani artist from the Darbhanga district in Bihar in India and has been painting for the last 30 years. She has taught workshops across India in Madhubani Art, Godhana Art, Paper Mache as well as in making natural colours. She has won the State award for her beautiful work and has exhibited in galleries across India. She is a third generation Madhubani artist and has learnt Madhubani art from her grandmother , Padmashri awardee (India’s highest civilian award) Godawari Dutta.

    Art Form

    Madhubani

    MADHUBANI- THE SWEET & VIBRANT FOREST OF HONEY

    Nestled on the India-Nepal border is the small region of Mithila with a rich and vibrant folk history. The women sit with papers stretched out and their paint bottles opened- filled with natural colours made from flowers, fruits and roots, a handmade paintbrush just about to put the first brushstroke on the surface. Mithila paintings are an expression of a woman’s joys, sorrows, her stories, beliefs, songs and routine, all encompassed in a canvas with splendid colors, motifs and symbolisms. Also known as Madhubani paintings, the art form gets its name from the village of Madhubani (‘the forest of honey’ Madhu meaning Honey and Bani as the forest) in Bihar where the tradition of decorating walls and floors of homes and important locations in the village were a norm since ancient times.

    Said to be the capital city of the Kingdom of Janakpur in the epic Ramayana, King Janaka ordered his kingdom to decorate the town of Mithila for the wedding of his daughter, Sita, to Lord Rama. Resplendent with rich imagery of wedding scenes, nature inspired motifs like fish, peacocks, and the tree of life as symbols of prosperity, fertility, and good luck for the couple, the art form depicts the cultural mosaic of India and the intimate relationship between humans and nature.

    Madhubani paintings are also a significant symbol of women’s empowerment and societal equality in modern India!

    Mithila painting, as a domestic ritual activity, was unknown to the outside world until the massive earthquake on India-Nepal border in 1934 when the houses and walls tumbled down and the paintings were discovered and published to the world. The global appreciation of the art form prepared the stage for its rise to the popularity it enjoys today. In the 1960s the region saw a dreadful drought when women of the village from across castes were encouraged to transfer their paintings onto paper and sell them to earn additional income.

    Mithila Paintings are symbolic of India’s ancient mythology, rich culture and the spirit of life itself, which brings new hopes in even the most torrid times. With vibrant colors, and abstract, symbolic figures, Madhubani today is celebrated world over as one of the revolutionary art forms from India.




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