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One week Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting-Hyderabad

25 – 31 January 2020
Venue: TBA

Here is our 7 Day Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting. Learn the ancient way of meditating with lines and colours the authentic way. INR 9,500 including material. This is a rare opportunity to get trained under an authentic and established artist from Kerala. Kerala Mural Institute, Guruvayoor is the only such institute established for the revival of this art form in Kerala. The mentor artist, Mr. Suresh Muthukulam is among the first batch of students of this prestigious institute. You don’t have to be an artist. If you are interested in heritage art forms, ready to dedicate your time and be patience with yourself and others, this workshop is for you! Read on!

Who can Participate?

Are you keen about heritage, arts or both?
Are you patient enough to follow instructions?
Are you excited about learning something cool?
Then you are our participant!
You don’t have to be an artist.  In our previous workshops, we had software engineers, air hostesses, architecture students, HR heads, homemakers, and bakers. You have never touched a painting brush before? We had many of you too in our workshops. If you still have doubt about your ability to draw, talk to us! We can tell you a few secret skills you have! 

What is the canvas size I take home?

This workshop is not about completing one painting. Our offering is not to make you an expert mural artist in one week. We will be introducing you to various elements from the vast ocean of Kerala Mural Painting. Each element will be explained with usage, meaning, and placement. Your final piece depends upon your level of interest, dedication, and patience. It can be a face, it can be a pattern or it can be just one flower or ornament with shading in the background. Or you might create more than one painting. The important point is that it will be authentic and it will be YOUR’S. No tracing and no colouring without knowing what is what. You will know every line and colour, and why it is there. You will also have enough basic elements to develop a few paintings after the workshop. For those who are interested to pursue this in-depth, we will have follow-up workshops in the future.

What is Kerala Mural Art? (For the newcomers)

Kerala Mural Painting is a heritage art form for storytelling. The artist takes a shloka, a poem or a story situation and translates the gist into lines and shapes onto the wall or a canvas.  In our 7 day workshop, we invite you to interact first hand with this art form and get an in-depth experience. Kerala Mural Art is considered to be a way of meditating with lines and colours. Irrespective of your background,  it will be helpful for you in more than one way.

What will be the structure of the workshop

It will be half-day sessions and half-day reflection and practice back home. Both are equally important. So please come prepared. As you know, there is no tracing and shortcuts in our workshops. However, with dedication and patience, you will surprise yourself with what you can actually achieve.

The sessions consist of the following:

  • Understanding the elements used in a Kerala Mural Painting.
  • Drawing them with pencil and then with a brush.
  • Learning the colouring sequence and the rationale behind the same.
  • Discovering the shading techniques. 
  • Exploring the history and context of this art form.
  • Knowing how to use the elements in today’s context without compromising authenticity.
  • Measurements
  • Postures
  • Ornaments
  • Patterns and more…
Participants from our previous workshop practicing.

Highlights:

  • Hands-on training on drawing and painting, the mural way under a seasoned artist
  • Explaining the Dhyana Shlokas
  • Slide shows on rare ancient paintings
  • All  materials provided
  • Take home a finished piece of work that you made with your own hands!
  • No comparison or competition
  • Learn a new way of meditation that can be done by anyone!

What is the fee?

The total fee, including the materials, is INR 9,500. If you are bringing more people, each one of you will get a discount of INR 500 each. You will pay INR 3300 as the registration fee now. The balance can be paid later online or using Google pay on the first day of the workshop. While making the payment, you have the option of paying the total amount too.

Who is the Mentor Artist

Shri. Suresh Muthukulam was trained under the legendary guru of Kerala Mural art, Sree Mammiyoor Krishnakutty at the Kerala Mural Institute Guruvayoor. Currently leading the Mural Department of Vastu Vidya Gurukulam, Aranmula, Kerala, his contemporary style too has seen the world. It is a privilege to train under such an established artist with a modern outlook.  Read more about him here.

Where is the venue?

We are considering GP Birla Center and Nritya center for performing arts. We shall let you know later.

Check out a promo video we made for our previous workshop in Bangalore.

How to register

We have simplified the process. Simply click here and follow the instructions.

9,500.00Register

Cancellation and refund

Nobody wants to cancel! But rarely it happens. We want you to know what are the charges for cancellation.

Cancellation uptoRefund amount
15 January 202080% of the fee paid
20th January 202050% of the fee paid
Registration fee of INR 3300 will not be refunded from 21stJanuary

Questions? WhatsApp 8156895207

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End of a long wait! Our Kerala Mural Painting workshop is coming to Pune, Goa and Mumbai! Grab your seats today!

End of a long wait! Our Kerala Mural Painting workshop is coming to Pune, Goa and Mumbai! Grab your seats today!

It is with great pleasure that we announce this finally! We are coming to Pune, Mumbai and Goa in the new year. Save the dates and register your names soon! 

11,12 Jan 2020

The Monalisa Kalagram

Koregaon Park, Pune
(INR 3000 onwards)

Days to go

13,14 Jan 2020

The Mandala

Mandrem, Goa
(INR 3800 onwards)

Days to go

18,19 Jan 2020

Studio Pepperfry

Santa Cruz West, Mumbai
(INR 3500 onwards)

Days to go

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Turn a poem into painting, decoding Kerala Mural Art, Mumbai.

January 18,19, 2020
10AM to 4PM

Studio Pepperfry, Linking Road, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai.

2 Days Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting for beginners. Learn the ancient way of meditating on a poem to turn it into a painting. INR 3,500 including all material. We encourage not just artists, but everyone to experience this heritage art form. WhatsApp 8156895207 to know more.

Important:
No walk-ins please. Please cooperate and register on time.

Who can Participate?

Are you keen on Indian heritage, arts or both?
Are you patient enough to follow instructions?
Are you excited about learning something cool?
Then you are our participant!
You don’t have to be an artist.  In our previous workshops, we had software engineers, air hostesses, architecture students, HR heads, homemakers, and bakers. You have never touched a painting brush before? We had many of you too in our workshops.

What is the canvas size I take home?

Apart from the beautiful 12″ x 18″ painting of a lotus pond, you will take home some authentic elements and techniques too.  Our offering is not to make you an expert mural artist in 2 days. We will be introducing you to a few elements from the vast ocean of Kerala Mural Painting. Each element will be explained with usage, meaning, and placement. Your final piece will be authentic and truly YOURS. No tracing involved. You will know every line and colour, and why it is there. For those who are interested to pursue this in-depth, we will have follow-up workshops in the future.

What is Kerala Mural Art? (For the newcomers)

Kerala Mural Painting is a heritage art form for storytelling. The artist meditates on a shloka, a poem or a story situation and translates the gist into lines and shapes onto the wall or a canvas.  In our 2 day workshop, we invite you to get initiated to this art form. Kerala Mural Art is considered to be a way of meditating with lines and colours. Irrespective of your background,  it will be helpful for you in more than one way.

From our previous workshop.

What will be the structure of the workshop

Understanding a few elements used in a Kerala Mural Painting. Drawing them with a pencil and then with a brush. Learning the colouring sequence and the rationale behind the same.   Exploring a little history and context of this art form. Knowing how to use the elements in today’s context without compromising authenticity. You will also be taking a small step in conserving this art form by getting initiated into this. You will be storing a tiny bit of this heritage by learning it! What is a better way to conserve this heritage knowledge!

Highlights:

  • Hands-on training on drawing and painting, the mural way
  • All  materials provided
  • Take home a finished piece of work that you made with your own hands!
  • No comparison or competition
  • Learn a new way of meditation that can be done by anyone!

What is the fee?

The introductory offer is INR 3,500 for this two whole day workshop if you register before January 10, 2020. After that, it will be INR 4000. Total 15 seats only and it will be a first come first serve basis. Please register soon!

Your registration is confirmed only on receiving the payment online. Whenever you make a payment, please send us the proof of deposit so that we can cross-check and confirm.

Who is the Mentor Artist

Shri. Suresh Muthukulam was trained under the legendary guru of Kerala Mural art, Sree Mammiyoor Krishnakutty at the Kerala Mural Institute Guruvayoor. Currently leading the Mural Department of Vastu Vidya Gurukulam, Aranmula, Kerala, his contemporary style too has seen the world. It is a privilege to train under such an established artist with a modern outlook.  Read more about him here.

Check out a promo video we made for our previous 7 days workshop in Bangalore.

How to register

  1. Click the button below
  2. Fill the form with your details
  3. Make payment securely online

You will receive an initial mail with your payment details. Later we will send you another mail with the workshop details. Always feel free to reach out on WhatsApp – 8156895207 if you find any difficulties.

3,500.00Register

Cancellation and refund

Cancellation upto Refund amount
31st December 2019 80% of the fee paid
10th January 2020 50% of the fee paid
No refunds after 10th January

Questions? WhatsApp 8156895207

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Turn a poem into a painting: decoding Kerala Mural Art, Goa

January 13,14, 2020
10AM to 4PM

The Mandala‘, Mandrem, North Goa.

2 Days Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting for beginners. Learn the ancient way of meditating on a poem to turn it into a painting. INR 3,800 including material for those who register before 5th January. INR 4000 after that. We encourage not just artists, but everyone to experience this heritage art form.

Important:
No walk-ins please. Please cooperate and register on time.

Who can Participate?

Are you keen on Indian heritage, arts or both?
Are you patient enough to follow instructions?
Are you excited about learning something cool?
Then you are our participant!
You don’t have to be an artist.  In our previous workshops, we had software engineers, air hostesses, architecture students, HR heads, homemakers, and bakers. You have never touched a painting brush before? We had many of you too in our workshops.

What is the canvas size I take home?

Apart from the beautiful A3 size painting of a lotus pond, you will take home some authentic elements and techniques too.  Our offering is not to make you an expert mural artist in 2 days. We will be introducing you to a few elements from the vast ocean of Kerala Mural Painting. Each element will be explained with usage, meaning, and placement. Your final piece will be authentic and truly YOURS. No tracing involved. You will know every line and colour, and why it is there. For those who are interested to pursue this in-depth, we will have follow-up workshops in the future.

What is Kerala Mural Art? (For the newcomers)

Kerala Mural Painting is a heritage art form for storytelling. The artist meditates on a shloka, a poem or a story situation and translates the gist into lines and shapes onto the wall or a canvas.  In our 2 day workshop, we invite you to get initiated to this art form. Kerala Mural Art is considered to be a way of meditating with lines and colours. Irrespective of your background,  it will be helpful for you in more than one way.

Finished the petals

What will be the structure of the workshop

Understanding a few elements used in a Kerala Mural Painting. Drawing them with a pencil and then with a brush. Learning the colouring sequence and the rationale behind the same.   Exploring a little history and context of this art form. Knowing how to use the elements in today’s context without compromising authenticity. You will also be taking a small step in conserving this art form by getting initiated into this. You will be storing a tiny bit of this heritage by learning it! What is a better way to conserve this heritage knowledge!

Highlights:

  • Hands-on training on drawing and painting, the mural way
  • All  materials provided
  • Take home a finished piece of work that you made with your own hands!
  • No comparison or competition
  • Learn a new way of meditation that can be done by anyone!

What is the fee?

The introductory offer is INR 3,800 for this two whole day workshop if you register before January 05, 2020. After that, it will be INR 4000. Total 20 seats only and it will be a first come first serve basis. Please register soon!

Your registration is confirmed only on receiving the payment online. Whenever you make a payment, please send us the proof of deposit so that we can cross-check and confirm.

Who is the Mentor Artist

Shri. Suresh Muthukulam was trained under the legendary guru of Kerala Mural art, Sree Mammiyoor Krishnakutty at the Kerala Mural Institute Guruvayoor. Currently leading the Mural Department of Vastu Vidya Gurukulam, Aranmula, Kerala, his contemporary style too has seen the world. It is a privilege to train under such an established artist with a modern outlook.  Read more about him here.

Check out a promo video we made for our previous 7 days workshop in Bangalore.

How to register

Cancellation and refund

Cancellation uptoRefund amount
31st December 201980% of the fee paid
5th January 202050% of the fee paid
No refunds after 5th January

Questions? WhatsApp 8156895207

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Turn a poem into painting, decoding Kerala Mural Art, Pune.

January 11,12, 2020
10AM to 4PM

The Monalisa Kalagram, Pingale Farms, Koregaon Park, Pune.

2 Days Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting for beginners. Learn the ancient way of meditating on a poem to turn it into a painting. INR 3,000 including material. We encourage not just artists, but everyone to experience this heritage art form. WhatsApp 8156895207 to know more.

Important:
No walk-ins please. Please cooperate and register on time.

Who can Participate?

Are you keen on heritage, arts or both?
Are you patient enough to follow instructions?
Are you excited about learning something cool?
Then you are our participant!
You don’t have to be an artist.  In our previous workshops, we had software engineers, air hostesses, architecture students, HR heads, homemakers, and bakers. You have never touched a painting brush before? We had many of you too in our workshops.

What is the canvas size I take home?

Apart from the beautiful A3 size painting of a lotus pond, you will take home some authentic elements and techniques too.  Our offering is not to make you an expert mural artist in 2 days. We will be introducing you to a few elements from the vast ocean of Kerala Mural Painting. Each element will be explained with usage, meaning, and placement. Your final piece will be authentic and truly YOURS. No tracing involved. You will know every line and colour, and why it is there. For those who are interested to pursue this in-depth, we will have follow-up workshops in the future.

What is Kerala Mural Art? (For the newcomers)

Kerala Mural Painting is a heritage art form for storytelling. The artist meditates on a shloka, a poem or a story situation and translates the gist into lines and shapes onto the wall or a canvas.  In our 2 day workshop, we invite you to get initiated to this art form. Kerala Mural Art is considered to be a way of meditating with lines and colours. Irrespective of your background,  it will be helpful for you in more than one way.

Shading the lotus

What will be the structure of the workshop

Understanding a few elements used in a Kerala Mural Painting. Drawing them with a pencil and then with a brush. Learning the colouring sequence and the rationale behind the same.   Exploring a little history and context of this art form. Knowing how to use the elements in today’s context without compromising authenticity. You will also be taking a small step in conserving this art form by getting initiated into this. You will be storing a tiny bit of this heritage by learning it! What is a better way to conserve this heritage knowledge!

Highlights:

  • Hands-on training on drawing and painting, the mural way
  • All  materials provided
  • Take home a finished piece of work that you made with your own hands!
  • No comparison or competition
  • Learn a new way of meditation that can be done by anyone!

What is the fee?

The introductory offer is INR 3,000 for this two whole day workshop if you register before January 10, 2020. After that, it will be INR 3500. Total 20 seats only and it will be a first come first serve basis. Please register soon!

Your registration is confirmed only on receiving the payment online. Whenever you make a payment, please send us the proof of deposit so that we can cross-check and confirm.

Who is the Mentor Artist

Shri. Suresh Muthukulam was trained under the legendary guru of Kerala Mural art, Sree Mammiyoor Krishnakutty at the Kerala Mural Institute Guruvayoor. Currently leading the Mural Department of Vastu Vidya Gurukulam, Aranmula, Kerala, his contemporary style too has seen the world. It is a privilege to train under such an established artist with a modern outlook.  Read more about him here.

Check out a promo video we made for our previous 7 days workshop in Bangalore.

How to register

3,500.00Register

Cancellation and refund

Cancellation uptoRefund amount
31st December 201980% of the fee paid
5th January 202050% of the fee paid
No refunds after 5th January

Questions? WhatsApp 8156895207

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Decoding Kerala Mural Art: How to turn a poem into a painting. Batch-2

in association with ‘Sutradhar’, Hyderabad.

November 9,10
9AM to 5PM

At ‘Sutradhar’, 3-6-145/9/1/1, Street no. 17, Amar Gas Service lane Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad

2 Days Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting for beginners. Learn the ancient way of meditating on a poem to turn it into a painting. INR 2,500 including material. We encourage not just artists, but everyone to experience this heritage art form. WhatsApp 8156895207 to know more.

Important:
No walk-ins please. Last time many missed the last day for registration, hoped for last minute cancellation so that they get to participate etc. We request you to avoid all that. Please cooperate and register on time.

Who can Participate?

Are you keen about heritage, arts or both?
Are you patient enough to follow instructions?
Are you excited about learning something cool?
Then you are our participant!
You don’t have to be an artist.  In our previous workshops, we had software engineers, air hostesses, architecture students, HR heads, homemakers, and bakers. You have never touched a painting brush before? We had many of you too in our workshops.

What is the canvas size I take home?

You will take home a beautiful picture of a lotus pond in A4 size. Our offering is not to make you an expert mural artist in 2 days. We will be introducing you to a few elements from the vast ocean of Kerala Mural Painting. Each element will be explained with usage, meaning, and placement. Your final piece will be authentic and truly YOURS. No tracing involved. You will know every line and colour, and why it is there. For those who are interested to pursue this in-depth, we will have follow-up workshops in the future.

What is Kerala Mural Art? (For the newcomers)

Kerala Mural Painting is a heritage art form for storytelling. The artist meditates on a shloka, a poem or a story situation and translates the gist into lines and shapes onto the wall or a canvas.  In our 2 day workshop, we invite you to get initiated to this art form. Kerala Mural Art is considered to be a way of meditating with lines and colours. Irrespective of your background,  it will be helpful for you in more than one way.

Participants from our previous workshop (Bangalore 2016) practicing.

What will be the structure of the workshop

Understanding a few elements used in a Kerala Mural Painting. Drawing them with a pencil and then with a brush. Learning the colouring sequence and the rationale behind the same.   Exploring a little history and context of this art form. Knowing how to use the elements in today’s context without compromising authenticity. You will also be taking a small step in conserving this art form by getting initiated into this. You will be storing a tiny bit of this heritage by learning it! What is a better way to conserve this heritage knowledge!

Highlights:

  • Hands-on training on drawing and painting, the mural way
  • Explaining the Dhyana Shlokas
  • All  materials provided
  • Take home a finished piece of work that you made with your own hands!
  • No comparison or competition
  • Learn a new way of meditation that can be done by anyone!

What is the fee?

The fee is INR 2,500. The seats are limited, so it will be first come first serve basis. Please register soon!

The registration fee is INR 1000. The balance can be paid on or before the 9th of November. If you prefer paying the total fee in one go, you can do that too. Whenever you make a payment, please send us the proof of deposit so that we can cross-check and confirm.

Who is the Mentor Artist

Shri. Suresh Muthukulam was trained under the legendary guru of Kerala Mural art, Sree Mammiyoor Krishnakutty at the Kerala Mural Institute Guruvayoor. Currently leading the Mural Department of Vastu Vidya Gurukulam, Aranmula, Kerala, his contemporary style too has seen the world. It is a privilege to train under such an established artist with a modern outlook.  Read more about him here.

Check out a promo video we made for our previous 7 days workshop in Bangalore.

How to register

  1. Pay the registration fee of INR 1000 (You may also pay the total fee 2500). Keep the payment reference.
  2. Fill the form below with the required details. Please make sure that all the information is correct. (Don’t forget to mention the payment reference. Either copy-paste the payment confirmation SMS or attach the payment confirmation screenshot. We don’t have any other cross reference. )

1. Make the payment and note the reference

  1. Google pay – 8606656192 (Sarang Cultural Ventures) OR
  2. Paytm – 8281211185 (Anuradha Sarang) OR
  3. UPI – 8606656192@okbizaxis OR
  4. Bank transfer:
    Account Holder : Anuradha Sarang
    Bank : HDFC
    Branch : Ottapalam
    Account number : 50100000571866
    IFS Code : HDFC0001532
    Important: If you are depositing cash by any chance, please add INR 50 extra since that is what the bank charges for cash deposit at other branches.

2. Fill the registration form

    Payment details

    Please copy-paste the confirmation message or attach the screenshot of the confirmation screen.

    Cancellation and refund

    Cancellation uptoRefund amount
    Before 3rd NovemberINR 500.00
    After 3rd NovemberNo refund

    Questions? WhatsApp 8156895207

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    Kerala Mural Art: Turn a poem into painting

    September 27, 28

    Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad

    2 Days Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting for beginners. Learn the ancient way of meditating on a poem to turn it into a painting. INR 2,500 including material. We encourage not just artists, but everyone to experience this heritage art form. WhatsApp 8156895207 to know more.

    Who can Participate?

    Are you keen about heritage, arts or both?
    Are you patient enough to follow instructions?
    Are you excited about learning something cool?
    Then you are our participant!
    You don’t have to be an artist.  In our previous workshops, we had software engineers, air hostesses, architecture students, HR heads, homemakers, and bakers. You have never touched a painting brush before? We had many of you too in our workshops.

    What is the canvas size I take home?

    You will take home a beautiful picture of a lotus pond in A4 size. Our offering is not to make you an expert mural artist in days. We will be introducing you to a few elements from the vast ocean of Kerala Mural Painting. Each element will be explained with usage, meaning, and placement. Your final piece will be authentic and truly YOURS. No tracing involved. You will know every line and colour, and why it is there. For those who are interested to pursue this in-depth, we will have follow-up workshops in the future.

    What is Kerala Mural Art? (For the newcomers)

    Kerala Mural Painting is a heritage art form for storytelling. The artist takes a shloka, a poem or a story situation and translates the gist into lines and shapes onto the wall or a canvas.  In our 2 day workshop, we invite you to get initiated to this art form. Kerala Mural Art is considered to be a way of meditating with lines and colours. Irrespective of your background,  it will be helpful for you in more than one way.

    What will be the structure of the workshop

    Understanding a few elements used in a Kerala Mural Painting. Drawing them with pencil and then with a brush. Learning the colouring sequence and the rationale behind the same.   Exploring a little history and context of this art form. Knowing how to use the elements in today’s context without compromising authenticity. You will also be taking a small step in conserving this art form by getting initiated into this.

    Participants from our previous workshop practicing.

    What is the fee?

    The fee is INR 2,500. The seats are limited, so it will be first come first serve basis. Please register as soon!

    The registration fee of INR 500 should be paid online or transferred to our account. The balance can be paid in cash at the venue or online according to your convenience. 

    Highlights:

    • Hands-on training on drawing and painting, the mural way
    • Explaining the Dhyana Shlokas
    • All  materials provided
    • Take home a finished piece of work that you made with your own hands!
    • No comparison or competition
    • Learn a new way of meditation that can be done by anyone!

    Who is the Mentor Artist

    Shri. Suresh Muthukulam was trained under the legendary guru of Kerala Mural art, Sree Mammiyoor Krishnakutty at the Kerala Mural Institute Guruvayoor. Currently leading the Mural Department of Vastu Vidya Gurukulam, Aranmula, Kerala, his contemporary style too has seen the world. It is a privilege to train under such an established artist with a modern outlook.  Read more about him here.

    Check out a promo video we made for our previous 7 days workshop in Bangalore.

    How to register (Registration closed)

    Fill the form below with the required details. Please make sure that all the information is correct.
    Once you submit the form, you will be redirected to the payment page where you can pay the registration fee of INR 500. This will be adjusted against the total fee. You can pay the balance online (We will send you another link) or pay at the venue.

    Cancellation and refund

    If you cancel after 20th, no refunds for cancellation.

    Questions? WhatsApp 8156895207

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    Craft your own SWAG workshop

    Your hands + Our tools + Wood, Bamboo and Glue = What can you make!

    Do you know that your fingers are designed to do more than just poke around characters on a keyboard? They too deserve a break from your routine activities.

    When is the last time you took a chisel, a hand drill, or a hammer for a creative project? When is the last time you made something with your own hands? Here is a chance to do all that. We will provide you with tools, materials, and guidance to work without hurting yourself.  Create something to fulfill the cravings of your fingers.  Maybe a lampshade, a mobile stand, a soap holder, a locket or a keychain?  Let’s find out at this workshop.

    Who can participate

    Anyone above 15 and can follow safety instructions and patient to learn is welcome.

    What is included

    • Basic Food and accommodation in a Bamboo house with separate dry compost toilet (No fancy facilities)
    • Tools
    • Safety equipment
    • Guidance
    • Materials

    How Much

    RegularINR 5,000.00
    First 3 seatsINR 4,500.00

    How to register

    send us an email: saranghills@gmail.com We will send you registration details

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    Kerala Mural Painting Workshop
 Hyderabad

    September 26th – October 2nd

    Nritya Forum for Performing Arts, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

    You don’t have to be an artist! 7 Days Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting. Learn the ancient way of meditating with lines and colours. Two batches in morning and afternoon. INR 15,000 INR 11,000 including material. Early bird, student and group discounts are finished. WhatsApp 8156895207 to know more.

    Registration closed for this workshop.

    Hello Hyderabad, here is our first workshop on Kerala Mural Painting!

    We have been getting a lot of enquiries from you after our workshops became popular in Bangalore. Due to various reasons, it took us this long to finally answer the demand. We are very much excited to finally announce it! Read on, spread the word and register today!

    Who can Participate?

    Are you keen about heritage, arts or both?
    Are you patient enough to follow instructions?
    Are you excited about learning something cool?
    Then you are our participant!
    You don’t have to be an artist.  In our previous workshops, we had software engineers, air hostesses, architecture students, HR heads, homemakers, and bakers. You have never touched a painting brush before? We had many of you too in our workshops. If you still have doubt about your ability to draw, talk to us! We can tell you a few secret skills you have! 

    What is the canvas size I take home?

    This workshop is not about completing one painting. Our offering is not to make you an expert mural artist in one week. We will be introducing you to various elements from the vast ocean of Kerala Mural Painting. Each element will be explained with usage, meaning, and placement. Your final piece depends upon your level of interest, dedication, and patience. It can be a face, it can be a pattern or it can be just one flower or ornament with shading in the background. The important point is that it will be authentic and it will be YOUR’S. No tracing and no colouring without knowing what is what. You will know every line and colour, and why it is there. For those who are interested to pursue this in-depth, we will have follow-up workshops in the future.

    What is Kerala Mural Art? (For the newcomers)

    Kerala Mural Painting is a heritage art form for storytelling. The artist takes a shloka, a poem or a story situation and translates the gist into lines and shapes onto the wall or a canvas.  In our 7 day workshop, we invite you to interact first hand with this art form and get an in-depth experience. Kerala Mural Art is considered to be a way of meditating with lines and colours. Irrespective of your background,  it will be helpful for you in more than one way.

    What will be the structure of the workshop

    Understanding the elements used in a Kerala Mural Painting. Drawing them with pencil and then with a brush. Learning the colouring sequence and the rationale behind the same. Discovering the shading techniques.  Exploring the history and context of this art form. Knowing how to use the elements in today’s context without compromising authenticity.

    Participants from our previous workshop practicing.

    Apart from the stories and theories, get your hands dirty by learning to draw and paint the traditional way of Kerala Mural Art!  After all, what is a better way to preserve this heritage for future generations?

    What is the fee? (and the reduced fee)

    The actual fee, including the materials and refreshments, is INR 15,000. However, we learned that there are people who find that not affordable. We don’t want anyone skipping our maiden workshop in Hyderabad just because of the fee. Thanks to a few sponsors who have agreed to help us in this situation, now we have 10 seats available for INR 11,000 at a discounted price.
    The seats are limited, so it will be first come first serve basis. Please register as soon as possible if you need this reduced fee.

    The registration fee of INR 5000 should be paid online or transferred to our account. The balance can be paid in cash at the venue or online according to your convenience. 

    If you are interested in sponsoring, please get in touch with us. Together, let’s bring Kerala Mural Painting to more people. 🙂

    Highlights:

    • Hands-on training on drawing and painting, the mural way
    • Explaining the Dhyana Shlokas
    • Slide shows on rare ancient paintings
    • All  materials provided
    • Take home a finished piece of work that you made with your own hands!
    • No comparison or competition
    • Learn a new way of meditation that can be done by anyone!

    Who is the Mentor Artist

    Shri. Suresh Muthukulam was trained under the legendary guru of Kerala Mural art, Sree Mammiyoor Krishnakutty at the Kerala Mural Institute Guruvayoor. Currently leading the Mural Department of Vastu Vidya Gurukulam, Aranmula, Kerala, his contemporary style too has seen the world. It is a privilege to train under such an established artist with a modern outlook.  Read more about him here.

    There will be two batches: 8AM to 12PM and 2PM to 6 PM You can choose your batch according to your convenience. After the sessions, we expect you to practice at least 2 hours at home before the next session so that you get maximum out of the workshop.

    Where is the venue?

    Nritya Forum for Performing Arts, Behind Lumbini Jewel Mall, Banjara Hills Road #2, Hyderabad.  You can find it on Google maps and It has a parking space.  

    Check out a promo video we made for our previous workshop in Bangalore.

    How to register (Registration closed)

    Fill the form below with the required details. Please make sure that all the information is correct.
    Once you submit the form, you will be redirected to the payment page where you can pay the registration fee of INR 5000. This will be adjusted against the total fee. You can pay the balance online (We will send you another link) or pay at the venue.

    Cancellation and refund

    Nobody wants to cancel! But rarely it happens. We want you to know what are the charges for cancellation.

    If you cancel by September 10th we will deduct the transaction charges levied by the payment gateway company and refund the balance. After 10th September, before 20th you will get a 30% refund of the registration fee. After 20th, sorry, there will be no refund. If you have doubts, please get in touch on WhatsApp.

    Outstation participants, please get in touch with us, we might be able to offer you some discounts if you are booking through OYO.

    Questions? WhatsApp 8156895207