Tarkaashi Coasters Workshop

Beginner Friendly Materials Included
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Sat, September 30 2023, 10:30 AM (IST)
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Hindi/English (Our Community Manager is present to Help Live Translate)
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About the Workshop +

Mohan Lal Sharma  will guide you with the process and techniques during the Tarkaashi workshop. 

This workshop will be of one class of 2 hours and will be conducted over Zoom - adults or children above 12 years can join.

Please note: We will be sending a coaster engraved by the artist himself as fine engraving is an art which takes years to master. We will learn the intricacy of placing the wire and giving the finishing touches.

Key Takeaways +

Tarkaashi Craft Basics

Final Artwork

What will I get in my Art Kit?+

  • Hammer
  • Coaster Plate with Engraving 
  • Chimti
  • Brass Wire
  • Scrape Blade
  • Wax

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? +

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Mohan Lal Sharma is a renowned Tarkashi artist with 45 years of experience. He embarked on his artistic journey at the age of 15, carrying on the tradition he learned as a child. His wife is also an accomplished Tarkashi artist. Despite lacking a formal design background, Mohan Lal Sharma creates unique pieces of art inspired by divinity. He invokes divine guidance before starting each creation. With a National Award to his name, he aspires to see the new generation of artists thrive with their original ideas and innovations.

Tarkashi Craft

Tarkashi, also known as metal wire inlay or brass wire inlay, is an ancient art form that originated in India. This intricate craft involves embedding fine metal wires, typically brass or copper, into the surface of wood to create ornate patterns and designs. The result is a stunning visual contrast between the metal and the wood, making Tarkashi a popular decorative technique in furniture, musical instruments, and other wooden artifacts.  History and Tradition While the exact origin of Tarkashi is unclear, it is believed that it was practiced in regions known for their woodworking and metalworking traditions. The craft flourished during the Mughal era, with artisans incorporating intricate metal inlay designs into wooden structures, doors, and furniture, often for royal courts and aristocratic households.  The designs often draw inspiration from traditional Indian motifs, such as floral patterns, geometric shapes, and religious symbols. Religious and spiritual themes, with designs depicting Hindu deities, or religious narratives can also be seen in Tarkashi craft. Technique The technique of Tarkashi requires a high level of skill and meticulous attention to detail. The artisans begin by sketching the desired design on the seasoned wooden surface then shallow grooves are carved along the lines of the pattern using specialized tools like chisel and hammer. Brass or copper wires are carefully hammered gently into the wood following the contour of the design. After the metal wires are inlaid, the wooden surface is smoothed and polished to create a seamless finish.   

Product Details

Tarkaashi Coasters Workshop
Mohan Lal Sharma
Art Style
Tarkashi Craft
Difficulty Level
Workshop Type
Audio Language
Materials Included
1 Days

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.