Course Contents

Lesson 1: Introduction of the Artist (Kalakar ka Parichay)

12 Mins

Lesson 2: Introduction of the Art form (Kala ka Parichay)

12 Mins

Lesson 3: Introduction of Materials used in Pichwai

8 Mins

Lesson 4: Artwork 1- Kamal Talay: beginner friendly

60 mins

Lesson 5: Artwork 2-Gau Mata: medium difficulty

60 Mins

Lesson 6: Artwork 3 - Srinathji: medium difficulty

60 Mins

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Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Introduction of the Artist (Kalakar ka Parichay): Sit back and explore the small town of Nathdwara in Rajasthan. In this lesson, we will take you to our master artist Jayesh ji’s home where you will learn all about your Pichwai teacher, the Nathdwara region and the artist community devoted to Lord Srinathji.

Lesson 2

Lesson 2 :Introduction of the Art form (Kala ka Parichay): Learn everything you can about Pichwai art, the name of which is derived from the literal meaning of “hanging behind”. Know the history, techniques and evolution of this heritage art that has adorned the homes of Vaishnavites for a long time.

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Lesson 3

Lesson 3 : Introduction of Materials used in Pichwai: Watch this lesson to know about everything you will need to start your Pichwai art journey. From authentic, all-natural, and traditional materials to all the modern tips and tricks that will help you navigate

Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Artwork 1, KAMAL TALAY (The Lotus Pond), Beginner Friendly, A4 size: Prepare your supplies as we dive into making our first artwork. Don’t fret! We will start with a simple lotus artwork, and you will have plenty of room

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Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Artwork 2, Gau Mata (The Holy Cow), Beginner Friendly, A4 size: Level up! With this second artwork, we will learn more intricate designs that will create a foundation for all your future Pichwai artworks.

Lesson 6

Lesson 6: Artwork 3, Srinathji (The Lord), Medium Difficulty, A4 size: With the last lesson, you will complete a complex Pichwai artwork by drawing the supreme character of lord Srinathji, in His ‘rajbhog darshan’! Get comfortable and learn at your own speed with step-by-step instructions.

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Bonus Lesson

Borders and other motifs in Pichwai

If you wish to purchase traditional Pichwai colours and canvas, you can buy this here (Materials price is additional and not already included in the masterclass price. The materials class also includes information and links about the materials and where else you can source it if you prefer). You can also post your questions and queries in the discussions forum of the masterclass to get responses from the community or the artist.


Artist


Jayesh Sharma

Jayesh Sharma ji, has been a Pichwai artist for more than 38 years and his family has been practicing this art for 400 years too – more than 9 generations of their family have been Pichwai artists and have been associated with the temple at Nathdwara.



Art Form

Pichwai-art

The art of Pichwai originated over 400 years ago, illustrating tales of Shrinathji, an incarnation of Krishna, the deity manifest as a seven-year-old child. Prominent in th Nathadwara region of Rajasthan especially in the Vaishnavite sect, the paintings are hand-painted on cloth or paper and depict different scenes and stills - lotuses, Radha, Gopis and cows are also frequent subjects. What started as a religious practice, is an art today and finds place in the form of paintings and wall hangings in homes of many art connoisseurs.



Customer Reviews

FAQs

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 like-minded 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 Advanced.

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.


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