Beginner Friendly


This workshop is now over, you can buy the recordings for this workshop. This workshop was done in 1 class and thus 1 recording would be provided.

Pradnya Panchal will guide you on how to create the basic drawing followed by painting.

    From the Royal house of Sawantwadi, the Sawant Bhonsle’s present to you Sawantwadi Lacquerwares in association with Artist Pradnya Panchal. Sawantwadi Lacquerwares practices the sacred art of Sawantwadi Ganjifa besides the craft of Lacquer. The very talented Ms. Pradnya will be demonstrating the No. 1 card of the Matsya Avatar (suit) of the very well known Dashavatar Ganjifa.

     Materials that you will need:

    • A4 Size plain paper (a couple of extra sheets to practice sketching). This card will be circular - Diameter of card is 10cm and Diameter of inner circle is 3.3cm
    • Poster colors (preferred, if you don’t have access to poster colors, you can use acrylic colors). Specific colours that will be used in this workshop are: Colours - Yellow, Orange,  Poster Red,  Poster Green,  White, Black, Mehendi Green (Mix Blue and Yellow), Light Blue/Cerulean Blue, Mauve, Light Green (Mix Green and White)
    • Compass
    • Brushes (size 0 to size 4/5), water and palette for mixing. Specific sizes that will be used in this workshop 000, 1 and 10, Flat Brush No. 5/8
    • Black pen for outlines (not mandatory, can outline with brush and paint too)
    • Pencil and rubber for sketching

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


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      Art Form


      Ganjifa, a historical card game popularised by the Mughals, was played throughout India, with each area having its unique form. These handpainted cards were exceptionally circular in shape and rarely encountered in rectangular shape. Originally constructed of ivory or tortoise shell to satisfy the royals, it was ultimately replaced by wood, leaves, stiffened linen, and other materials. The cards fell out of favour in the 12th century, with India being the last country to create them. In Odisha, however, one common variant known as Ganjapa still remains.

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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.

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