ONLINE CHITTARA WORKSHOP WITH ISHWAR NAIK
This workshop is now over and you can buy recordings.
This workshop was done in 1 class and thus 1 recording would be provided - adults or children above 8 years can join.
Ishwar Naik will guide you on how to create the basic drawing and the other intricacies of Chittara Art.
Materials that you will need:
- 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).
- 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
About the artist: “ It is not just an art, it is an important aspect of life. In these parts, you associate Chittara right from birth ; most of the auspicious rituals, like the naming ceremony of a child, happen under the wall that has a Chittara painting This art form has documented how man has evolved and became civilised. And it will continue to do so”. Says Ishwar Naik Ji, a national award winner for Chittara Art. Traditionally while Chittara paintings are done by women, Ishwar Naik is one of the few men who has learnt this art form from his mother . “ I had to research it for five years consistently to find reasons behind the use of colours and lines. Keeping all this in mind I painted my ‘Aradhana chitra’ for which I won my national award. In this picture, I depicted everything I had learnt – respect, respect for fellow humans, respect for nature, all things that are part of life”, he says explaining his motivation behind reviving Chittara.
We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.
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.