With the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) now affecting the life around the world, we are offering online art classes and workshops for adults to explore their creativity and learn new art forms. Believing there is a hidden artist in everyone, we are ready to help you find yours. The session is geared toward simplicity and ease of use.
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Kalamkari refers to the ancient style of hand painting that is done with a pen, using natural dyes. Literal meaning of Kalamkari is kalam, which means pen and kari which refers to craftsmanship; which is derived from a Persian word. Motifs drawn in this ancient art of Kalamkari, include flowers, peacock, paisleys and also divine characters from Ramayana and Mahabharata. Kalamakari was born out of an art of story-telling. In ancient times, people used to travel from village to village and told stories; some of them even drew it on a canvas.
There are two identifiable styles of Kalamkari art in India – Srikalahasti style and Machilipatnam style. In the Machilipatnam style of Kalamkari, motifs are essentially printed with hand-carved traditional blocks with intricate detailing painted by hands. On the other hand, Srikalahasti style of painting draws inspiration from the Hindu mythology describing scenes from the epics and folklore. This style holds a strong religious connect because of its origin in the temples.
Students should use watercolor paper for drawing, and acrylic paints and fine line markers/sharpies for coloring. Keep these supplies handy along with basic drawing pencil, eraser and sharper during the class. Kalamkari paintings are intricate, so expect to get some homework from these classes.
Note: All adult classes are subject to have 6 or more students.
Number of sessions: 2
Session Dates: 12/3, 12/10 (Thursday)
Time: 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Cost: $40 (Two 90 minute sessions)
We'll be using acrylic paints on 11" x 14" canvas or canvas panels. Students can also use watercolor paper as an alternative.
Number of sessions: 4
Dates: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $80 per session (Four 90 minute sessions)
We are planning to do a pair of horses followed by Kalamkari birds with some homework done by students. These are suggested paintings, and I consider student's choice. Number of paintings we do in 4 sessions will depend on the pace of the class, remaining work will continue in the next classes.
Canson XL SeriesWaterColor Paper 140 LB - 9" x 12" : Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004M59O4C
Fine point black marker: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QHI43S/
Acrylic paint set for students: https://www.amazon.com/Sargent-Art-23-0501-Beginning-Professionals/dp/B004P1IDC2
Paint Brush Set: https://www.amazon.com/Heartybay-10Pieces-Round-Pointed-Nylon/dp/B00V4EG6D6
Ball Bearing Compass with Pencil: https://www.amazon.com/Westcott-Bearing-Compass-Pencil-Nickel/dp/B00DUXMN0E
Pencil, eraser, sharpener, ruler
Rag cloth for wiping brushes
Container for water
Apron (to avoid color stains on clothes)
If you know you are going to miss a class, you must notify me 48 hours ahead of time via email. There are no refunds for missed classes. But a missed class can be applied as credit for a future class.