Online Advanced Tirupati Balaji Tanjore Workshop




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About the Workshop +

ONLINE TANJORE ADVANCED PAINTING WORKSHOP BY SANJAY TANDEKAR

DATE:  3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th January

TIME: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM IST

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

This workshop is now over and you can buy the recording of this workshop with materials. This was an ADVANCED painting workshop on popular demand . Please note that our earlier workshops have been done in 4-5 days but as this is an advanced workshop with Tanjore tools as well as a bigger sized board and this requires more work 


Key Takeaways +

The following steps were covered in this 8 day workshop .

  • Tracing , coloring and shading techniques
  • Sticking Jaipur stones and working with tools 
  • Double layer cone work
  • Gold foil work


What will I get in my Art Kit?+


The following materials will be sent in the art kit for this workshop:

  • Bigger Muckboard    (Size: 12 by 15 inches) -this is the traditional board made by the artist for Tanjore art (we will not be covering making the board in the workshop) . In earlier workshops we have worked on a 8 by 10 inches board and also a 10 by 12 inches board and this time as the painting has more work and this is an advanced workshop, thus we are working with a bigger board.
  • Gold foil (22k gold) with 15 sheets 
  • Stone cutting tools
  • Arabic gum 
  • Stones in different sizes as required in the artwork - Original Jaipur Stones (red and green round and square size). Note: We will also be using square shaped Jaipur stones in the border of this painting.
  • French Chalk powder
  • Tracing paper with Artwork
  • Red/Yellow carbon paper
  • Plastic cones 
  • Fevicol
  • Cello Tape 
  • Paper cutter Tools
  • Gold Color 

At your end please also have the following materials:

  • Thread to tie the cone 
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil and rubber
  • Poster colours (acrylic colours are also ok but poster colors are preferred) and colour pallete
  • Brushes 
  • A smooth silky material cloth- small piece just to pat the gold foil when pasting it
  • Please have a hair dryer with you so that the cone work can dry quickly in the first workshop and we can start the gold foil work

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


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? +



Artist


Sanjay Tandekar

Sanjay Tandekar has been a painter for the past 15 years. He got his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Fine Arts from Nagpur. He had always had a strong interest in traditional arts, and he was especially eager in learning Tanjore painting. He is a self-taught Tanjore artist who learnt Tanjore painting by meticulously analysing the nuances of the art form. His wife and father are now also interested in this magnificent art form with him. He has received several medals and accolades for his proficiency in Tanjore and other arts, including a Gold Medal at the 2017 National Art Exhibition in Punjab.



Art Form

Tanjore

Tanjore art, also known as Thanjavur art or Tanjore painting is A Classical South Indian Art Developed In The Late 16th Century In Thanjavur Also Known As Tanjore In Tamilnadu South Indian State. These Tanjore Paintings Evoke A Sense Of Class And Timelessness With Their Alluring Illustrations Of Puranic Scenes. This Ancient Art Form Traces Its Origin To Tanjavur, Capital Of The Erstwhile Chola Empire.  The paintings are characterized by their vibrant colors, intricate details, and the use of gold leaf and precious stones. The paintings depict Hindu gods and goddesses, and religious themes, and are typically done on a piece of cloth or canvas pasted over a wooden board. The base of the painting is typically made from a mixture of limestone paste, sawdust, and tamarind seed, which is then polished to give the painting a smooth finish. The main feature of the paintings is the use of gold leaf, which is applied to the painting using a technique called "gesso work". The gold leaf is applied in thin sheets and then burnished to create a shining effect. The painting is further embellished with the use of precious and semi-precious stones, glass beads, and sometimes even pearls.



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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.

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