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For the first time in Goa, Sarang Cultural Ventures brings you a Kalamezhuthu (powder painting) workshop. This is a good wrist exercise beneficial for photographers, IT people, miniature architects and all those who wish a steady hand. Day one for children and day two for adults. The fee is 2000 including materials. Refreshments are included for the children. Limited seats.
Kalamezhuthu is a ritualistic art form of Kerala practised in temples and sacred groves, where the representation of deities like Kali and Lord Ayyappa are made on the floor using natural powders. Traditionally, Kalamezhuthu is accompanied by pooja, Kalapradakshinam (dance movements by the Velichapad), Kalampaattu (songs praising the Gods backed by traditional musical instruments) and other vibrant rituals.
The workshop is designed primarily to focus on the art form and its vibrant natural colours, tying it alongside its threads of tradition and culture. All the colours used are 100% natural. Apart from giving your practical lessons on turning your hands into a dynamic brush, the process behind the natural colours are also demonstrated. Please do not miss this golden opportunity to know this heritage art form closely!
For children: Januray 14, 10AM to 4PM – The fee includes all art materials and lunch
For adults: Januray 15, 10AM to 4PM – The fee includes all art materials. Order your lunch or refreshments at the restaurant.
Edible Archives, Anjuna-Mapusa Road, Near St Michael’s Church, Anjuna, Goa
- Introduction to the Art Form
- Mentor Artist starts on the main Kalam
- Getting your hands dirty:
Participants practise designs using elements from the main Kalam
- Lunch break
- Preparation of the natural colours
- Story time: Journey with the artists through the stories behind the Kalams, traditional and cultural connect
Who can participate?
On 14th January, children from the age of 7 and above. If your child is younger but can sit through the session without disturbing others or the session, she/he is most welcome, age is not an issue.
On 15th January, anyone interested in heritage, culture and art are welcome. There are no pre-qualifications and no requirements of any prior experience in any art form. You would enjoy the workshop if you are:
- Interested in visual arts
- Interested in culture and tradition
- Interested in watching the beautiful Kalam unfold
- Healthy enough to sit on the floor and draw mostly through the day (of course you can take breaks and walk around) 🙂
This is a good wrist exercise beneficial for photographers, IT people, miniature architects and all those who wish a steady hand.
As in all our workshops, it is not about finishing lessons, but understanding the details and finding happiness in a traditional art form. Patience and an open-minded approach to a new subject are appreciated.
What will you take away?
- An enriching experience to interact, know and practise the art form with one of the few existing artists of Kalamezhuthu
- A day spent well, in relaxation, with 100% natural colours, culture and happiness
- The skill to use your hands as a dynamic brush (This is really exciting!)
The Number of seats:
14 January – Children: 20 seats
15 January – Adults: 20 seats
To gift every participant a personal and enriching experience, we are limiting the group size to 20.