Kalamkari Offline workshop with Master Artist Siva Reddy, Mumbai 13th July




Offline Workshop Beginner Friendly Materials Included
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₹2,999

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Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Bajaj Bhavan, Ground Floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, 226, Nariman Point, Mumbai- 400021
Sat, July 13 2024, 02:00 PM (IST)
Beginner
Materials Included
Hindi/English (Our Community Manager is present to Help Live Translate)
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Certificate Upon Completion

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About the Workshop +

Offline Kalamkari Workshop in Mumbai with Master Artist Siva Reddy.

Date: 13th July, Sunday
Time: 2 pm to 4:30 pm IST
Location:  Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery
, Bajaj Bhavan, Ground Floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, 226, Nariman Point, Mumbai- 400021

 Artist Siva Reddy

Kalamkari workshop with Shipguru and Limca book record holder, Kalamkari Master Artist Siva Reddy. Participants will learn the authentic process of Kalamkari from Master Artist Siva Reddy who is visiting from Shrikalahasti and will get a chance to create their very own kalamkari artwork in the authentic way with the traditional materials used in Kalamkari artwork. This workshop is part of the Samanvay art exhibit we will be hosting in Mumbai at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery.

Steps we will follow in this workshop:

  •  This artwork shown in the first image will be simplified a bit and traced on the  cloth.   
  •  Process of coloring
  •  Process of boiling will be explained (not done during the workshop) and access  to our kalamkari masterclass (worth Rs. 999) will also be provided to all participants for further study and practise.

All materials for the workshop will be provided.


Key Takeaways +


Kalamkari Motifs


What will I get in my Art Kit?+

Materials Included:

  • Cotton cloth prepared by the artist
  • Natural Colours made by the artist- Black, Red, Yellow, and Blue- we will only be using four colours for completing this artwork
  • Traditional Bamboo pen for sketching and painting
  • Some A4 sized paper to practise sketching, pencil etc.


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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K. Siva Prasad Reddy, a true luminary in the world of art, stands as a testament to the power of passion and dedication. An artistic virtuoso and celebrated craftsman, he has left an indelible mark with his exceptional hand-painted fabrics. But his impact reaches far beyond his own artistry.

Recognizing the importance of preserving the rich legacy of Kalamkari art, Siva Prasad Reddy took it upon himself to establish a Kalakshetram. Here, he imparts the priceless knowledge of this ancient art form to the younger generation, ensuring that it continues to flourish.

His creations have transcended boundaries, showcased at prestigious events like Hastha Kala fairs and artisan bazaars across the nation. However, it's not just his art that has garnered acclaim; it's his unwavering dedication to his craft and culture.

The accolades and awards that adorn his name tell a story of relentless commitment. From State Awards to UNESCO-CCI's Seal of Excellence, he has consistently pushed the boundaries of artistic achievement. His inclusion in the Limca Book of Records for an artwork featuring 1926 characters from the Mahabharata and Ramayana is a testament to his creativity.

 

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Kalamkari


Kalamkari is an Indian art form that involves painting or printing on fabric using natural dyes and intricate penwork. In fact, the name "Kalamkari" literally means ‘craftwork done with a pen’. It flourished during the Mughal period and later under the patronage of the Golconda and Coromandel (parts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu) Sultanates in South India. The most prominent centres of Kalamkari today are Srikalahasti (Chittoor District) and Machilipatnam (Krishna District) in Andhra Pradesh. The traditional themes depicted in this art form are the episodes of Hindu mythological epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. The depiction of deities like Ganesha, Rama, Krishna, and Arjuna and common occurrences. Additionally, the rounded face, long big eyes, and detailing of costume and jewelry are all important features of Kalamkari art. Tradition and Legend  One of the most fascinating aspects of Kalamkari is its deep-rooted connection to mythology and folklore. According to legend, this art form originated when Lord Krishna's divine consort, Radha, taught the art of Kalamkari to the women of the ancient village of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Since then, Kalamkari has been passed down through generations, with each artisan adding their unique touch to the tradition. In addition, there is one more popular legend that says, Kalamkari was used to paint the image of Hanuman on the flag of Arjuna's chariot for the Kurukshetra war. Technique and Method  Kalamkari involves a meticulous process that begins with preparing the canvas, usually cotton or silk fabric. Artisans then outline the design using a bamboo or palm stick dipped in fermented jaggery and water solution, known as "kalam," which acts as a natural mordant. Once the outlines are drawn, the fabric is treated with natural dyes extracted from plants, roots, and minerals, such as indigo, madder, and myrobalam to fill in the intricate patterns. The entire process is intricate and time-consuming, requiring immense skill and precision. Harinath N, Sudheerji, and Siva Reddy are some of the master artists practicing the art of Kalamkari.    



Product Details

Title
Kalamkari Offline workshop with Master Artist Siva Reddy, Mumbai 13th July
Vendor
Siva Reddy
Art Style
Kalamkari
Difficulty Level
Beginner
Workshop Type
In Person
Audio Language
Hindi/English
Materials Included
Yes
Date
1 Days

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