Course Contents

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

17 Mins

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

14 Mins

Lesson 3 : Introduction of Materials used in Warli Art

12 Mins

Lesson 4: Learn traditional Warli Motifs

47 Mins

Lesson 5 : Artwork 1 - Small size artwork

50 Mins

Lesson 6 : Artwork 2 - Warli Art on Wall

50 Mins

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Lesson 1

Lesson 1- Introduction of the Artist : In this lesson, discover the serene village of Ganjad, Dahanu in the Palghar district of Maharashtra. We will take you to our master artist Anil Vangad’s home where you will learn all about your Warli teacher, the Western Ghats and the tribal community that has inhibited it for centuries.

Lesson 2

Lesson 2- Introduction of the Art: Learn all about the world-famous Warli art, eponym of the Warli Adivasi community. Know the history, processes and customs that constitute this totemic art, including their role in various local celebrations.

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Lesson 3

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

Lesson 4

Lesson 4- Learn basic motifs used in Warli Art: We will start with understanding the basic motifs that are used in Warli. Practice re-creating these motifs to hone your skills for the upcoming artworks.

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Lesson 5

Lesson 5- Small size Warli Artwork: For your first complete artwork, we will paint the traditional “Kambadi dance”, a popular subject of Warli paintings; this dance is performed on a very special occasion by the Warli tribe.

Lesson 6

Lesson 6- Warli art on a Wall: In the last lesson, you will complete a Warli artwork on the wall, something you will find in almost every Warli home! Learn at your own speed with step-by-step instructions provided by the master artist.

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Also find detailed practise sheets, information document about Warli art and behind the scenes of the making of the masterclass. And if you wish to purchase the art kit and materials for this masterclass from us, you can buy this here 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


Anil Wangad


Anil Wangad has been painting since the last 17 years experimenting in themes of Gods, Goddess and themes of weddings and the famous tarpa dance from the Warli culture. Since there is no written script of their language all their folktales and legends are depicted in a pictorial manner that have passed down from one generation to another. It is the artist mother who influenced him and taught him how to paint. He still prefers to use the tradition mediums of gerue, rice paste, charcoal and cow dung with the use of synthetic paints and dyes. Anil Wangad is a not just passionate about his painting but also farming which is the traditional occupation of the Warlis. He has a vision and zeal to take the Warli art forward by incorporating the good of the modern world as well as retaining their traditions.


Art Form

Warli

 

"THE GRAPHIC VILLAGE
Painted tales of the Warli tribe

As the bamboo brush dipped in white rice paste paint touches the wall, the form of a square takes shape. Palghat- The Mother Goddess symbolising fertility- rests within the square devchauk adorned as a temple in the middle of the painted village. Around the Chauk the people of the village start gathering to carry out their daily activities- women taking care of children, cleaning their homes, and churning butter, the men toil away in the fields, hunt, and spread nets to catch fish, and the children and animals play in the fields. Each figure of triangles and circles dance to the rhythm of everyday life, joining hands together to come into a spiral dance celebrating life!

The Warli painting is a ritualistic art of the Warli tribe of northern Maharashtra, India. Made for special occassions of weddings and harvest, the artform is said to date nearly 2500 years back. The traditional wall paintings depict no mythological themes, but scenes of everyday life. The circle and triangle come from the tribe’s observation of nature, the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees. Only the square seems to obey a different logic and seems to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land.

Today, while the artform has become widely popular on cloth and paper, they look best on the walls or in the form of huge murals that bring out the vast and magical world of the Warlis. For the Warlis, tradition is still adhered to but at the same time new ideas have been allowed to seep in which helps them depict their understanding of the ever-changing world around them."

You can get to know more warli art here. 



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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 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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