Thikri Art Workshop




Beginner To Intermediate Level Materials Included
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₹3,999.00

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Sun, October 29 2023, 10:30 AM (IST)
Beginner To Intermediate
Materials Included
Hindi/English (Our Community Manager is present to Help Live Translate)
Lifetime Access to Our Learner's Community
Certificate Upon Completion

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About the Workshop +

This workshop was done in one class of two hours and will be conducted over zoom - adults or children above 8 years can join and you will also have access to the recording on the MeMeraki platform 'MY WORKSHOPS' section once the workshop is complete so you can complete at your own time and pace.

NOTE: This workshop requires working with mirror cutting, hence it is not suitable for kids below 12. Extreme caution or parental supervision is suggested for children below 18.

 


Key Takeaways +

Thikri techniques

Final Artwork

 

 


What will I get in my Art Kit?+

Please note that as the materials of this workshop kit are hard to ship internationally, we will not be able to accept international orders for this workshop

MDF Board

Marble Powder

Fevicol

Tracing Sheet

Thikri Glass

Cutting Tools 

Pattern Sheet

 


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). 
  • Poster colors (preferred, if you don’t have access to poster colors, you can use acrylic colors or any other water colours)
  • Brushes (size 0 to size 4/5), water and palette for mixing.
  • Pencil and rubber for sketching



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Happy

Meet Happy Kumawat, a talented Thikri artist hailing from Tonk, Rajasthan, and currently residing in Jaipur. With 26 years of age, Happy has already spent seven years honing his skills in the art of Thikri.

Thikri is a traditional art form known for its intricate mirror work and stunning reflective patterns. Happy's journey as a Thikri artist began in 2017 when he decided to delve into the world of art. Inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, he took up this exquisite art form and hasn't looked back since.

Happy Kumawat's artistic journey began during his school days in Tonk, where he nurtured his creative spirit and found solace in the world of art. His dedication and passion led him to explore various artistic styles, and ultimately, he found his true calling in Thikri. The glimmering mirrors and vibrant designs captured his heart, and he knew he wanted to master this ancient craft.

Since then, Happy has been dedicatedly practicing Thikri art, mastering the delicate technique of embedding mirrors into intricate designs to create mesmerizing pieces. His unique artistic expression and attention to detail have earned him admiration and recognition in the local art community.

Happy Kumawat's artistry reflects the essence of Rajasthan's rich cultural heritage. His creations not only showcase the beauty of Thikri art but also encapsulate the colors and traditions of the region. His innovative approach to this traditional art form has garnered appreciation from art enthusiasts and collectors alike.

As he continues to create stunning Thikri artworks, Happy Kumawat hopes to carry forward the legacy of this ancient art form and introduce it to a broader audience. His passion for Thikri art drives him to create pieces that are not only visually appealing but also bear the soul of Rajasthan's artistic heritage.

With his remarkable talent, dedication, and years of experience, Happy Kumawat stands as a promising artist in the world of Thikri. As he continues to evolve and push the boundaries of his creativity, the future holds great promise for this young artist from Jaipur.



Thikri Art


Thikri art is a form of glass mosaic or mirror inlay work from Rajasthan that adorned palaces, temples, and havelis (mansions) with its incredible beauty. Initially, Thikri craft was reserved for embellishing royal abodes, and majorly floral or ornamental motifs were used. However, over time, it permeated everyday life, embellishing a wide array of items such as furniture and jewelry, incorporating motifs ranging from geometry, vegetation, and animals to deities. History and Legend The art of Thikri was brought to India centuries ago by skilled artisans from Persia. Over time, it evolved and adapted to local sensibilities, becoming an integral part of Rajasthan's cultural landscape. The iconic song from the Bollywood movie 'Mughal-e-Azam,' released in 1960, features Madhubala dancing within the Sheesh Mahal, adorned by skilled Thikri artisans. The delightful craftsmanship not only enhanced the scene but also created an illusion of countless Madhubalas dancing simultaneously, reflecting the magic of this traditional art form. Technique and Style  Thikri artisans meticulously handcraft each piece, beginning with the selection of high-quality glass mirrors. These mirrors are cut into various shapes and sizes, ranging from tiny squares to intricate geometric patterns. The artisans then insert these mirrors into a base material, typically plaster or wood, using natural adhesives like gum Arabic or lime mortar. The magic of Thikri lies in its symmetrical patterns and meticulous craftsmanship where artisans skillfully arrange the mirrors to create mesmerizing designs that reflect light and create a dazzling play of colors.



Product Details

Title
Thikri Art Workshop
Vendor
Happy Kumawat
Art Style
Thikri Art
Difficulty Level
Beginner To Intermediate
Workshop Type
Recording
Audio Language
Hindi/English
Materials Included
Yes
Date
1 Days

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FAQs

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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