Kerala Mural Advanced Workshop




Intermediate To Advanced Level
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₹3,000.00
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Tue, March 28, 05:00 PM ,
Wed, March 29, 05:00 PM ,
Thu, March 30, 05:00 PM ,
Fri, March 31, 05:00 PM ,
Sat, April 1 2023, 05:00 PM (IST)
Intermediate To Advanced
Hindi/English (Our Community Manager is present to Help Live Translate)
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Certificate Upon Completion

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About the Workshop +

This advanced workshop was conducted over five workshops and thus five recordings would be shared . Some basic knowledge of art would be useful in this workshop as it is a advanced. Adults and children over 16 can join. 

We will be working on completing this intricate painting of lord Krishna in this advanced workshop(With borders and the size of the painting would be A3). The focus of the advanced will be to work on this painting in detail - In the course of the advanced we shall also cover some basic elements of learning Kerala Mural art.


Key Takeaways +

Kerala Mural Painting techniques

Advanced Workshop

Kerala Mural Motifs

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? +

 

  • 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 (not mandatory, can outline with brush and paint too)
  • Pencil and rubber for sketching



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Adarsh's artistic odyssey commenced as he delved into the captivating world of Kerala Mural painting under Guruvayur's guidance from 2003 to 2008. Transforming into an art conservation champion, he ardently collaborated with governmental entities and UNESCO to safeguard Kerala's exquisite mural heritage, ensuring its legacy endures. Spanning the golden era of the 15th to 19th centuries, these murals, characterized by their distinctive techniques and aesthetic allure, embody a fusion of natural beauty, elegance, and profound devotion—a testament to Adarsh's dedication in preserving the cultural tapestry of Kerala through his artistic endeavors.

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Kerala Mural


The earliest of Kerala murals adorn the walls of the Thirunandhikara Cave Temple in present day Tamil Nadu. Most of the noted mural works of Kerala were done between the 15th and 19th centuries and some even dating back to the 8th century. The murals of Kerala evolved through the significant influences of ancient Dravidian rituals like Kalamezhuthu and Patayani. The oldest of the murals found in Kerala are those in the Thirunandikkara Cave temple now a part of Kanyakumari district in the neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu. The largest mural panel in Kerala called the Gajendra Moksha is at the Krishnapuram Palace near Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district. Extensive murals depicting scenes from the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Bhagavatha are preserved at the Mattancherry Palace in Ernakulam district. The murals of the Shiva Temple at Ettumanoor provide insights into the earliest forms of Dravidian mural art.  Traditional murals used panchavarana (Sanskrit: five colours) exclusively i.e. red, yellow, green, black and white,[white being the colour of the wall itself. Colours are prepared from vegetable and mineral pigments. Red is derived from red laterite, yellow is derived from yellow laterite, white from lime, and black from oil-lamp soot. Leaves of Neelamari plant are squeezed and the extract is used after drying up to be mixed with Eravikkara for obtaining the green pigment. Wooden utensils are used for mixing the colours and the binding medium used is derived from tender coconut water and extracts from the Neem tree  The characters in the murals are coloured according to their characteristics as illustrated in the relevant Hindu mythological scriptures. Spiritual, divine and dharmic characters (satwika) are depicted in shades of green. Those influenced towards power & materialistic wealth (rajasic) are painted in shades of red to golden yellow. Evil, wicked and mean characters (tamasic) are generally painted in white or black.



Product Details

Title
Kerala Mural Advanced Workshop
Vendor
Adarsh
Art Style
Kerala Mural
Difficulty Level
Intermediate To Advanced
Workshop Type
Recording
Audio Language
Hindi/English
Materials Included
No
Date
5 Days

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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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