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

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    Cancellation and refund

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

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