Friday 3 September 2021, 14:00 - 17:00, Warli Painting, Online Workshop with Anil Vangad from India
Friday 3 September 2021, 14:00 - 17:00 BST (British Summer Time, London, UK)
Online workshop, hosted on Zoom by Anil Vangad (India)
Anil Vangad hails from a small Warli tribal village in the state of Maharashtra. His work has been exhibited across India, Europe and the U.S. As a child, he was entranced by watching his mother paint using the tribe’s craft, and she taught him the techniques. Vangad works exclusively with natural materials like rice paste, cow dung and charcoal, and advocates for other Warli painters to do the same. While his materials are historical, Vangad’s perspective is contemporary, documenting his thoughts and observations of modern village life in his paintings.
Warli painting has a long history, using the the forms of gods, goddesses, humans and animals.Traditionally, these figures, as well as non-figurative designs, were painted onto houses during times of celebration, and are now also painted on paper. The materials used in Warli painting speak directly to the circumstances of village life and the local environment - cow dung from the animals that give sustenance, rice paste from the surrounding paddies, charcoal from the fires that are vital to life.
In this workshop participants will learn about the history and process of Warli Painting. Traditional Warli painting is done on organic cloths. The base colour is usually a brown, black, grey or blue. The colour is traditionally derived from cow dung and dirt. On top of the base colour, white paint is used to paint patterns and forms. You will be using a coloured sheet of paper to replicate a base colour and white acrylic paints to create a design/image of your own. Anil Vangad will be demonstrating step by step how to create a Warli Painting via Zoom using traditional materials so participants will get an idea of what that process looks like virtually.
A materials pack will be sent to participants prior to the workshop containing:
- 3 pieces of coloured Paper
- 2 - 3 small paint brushes
- White acrylic paint
Please note: material packages are shipped on an insured, trackable delivery service. Any customs duties, delays, lost or undeliverable packages are the responsibility of the customer. Once a material package leaves the workshop tutors' hands with a tracking number, the seller has no further obligation to the buyer.
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