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

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