Mithila painting originated in the Mithila region of Bihar, India. This painting is done with a variety of tools, including fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and using natural dyes and pigments. Mithila painting is known for its eye-catching geometrical patterns. It mostly depicts people and their association with nature and deities of Hindu mythology. To give our Circle Members the experience to learn and enlighten themselves about this traditional art form, Rajasthan Studio curated a Mithila Painting Workshop and invited Soumya Das.
Soumya Das is a very talented instructor who is born in Calcutta but is currently based in Chennai. Soumya has been an art instructor for quite a few years. She has studied textile designing in fine arts and now is working as an art instructor in a school in Chennai.
Mithila Painting Workshop Began
The workshop began with Soumya giving the attendees a brief knowledge about Mithila painting, its origin, and its expansion about its various styles and forms. She then spoke about the style which she was going to sketch which was the varni style . Further, she began with the art form and telling about the different ways of doing it and the patterns she would be using in the Madhubani painting .
Soumya showed the attendees how to make Madhubani fish in all the possible ways. She explained each step to the attendees and showcased the methods of making the art form in a more easy way. She was telling the importance of each element in the painting and the different ways of making the art more beautiful by filling the Fish with various patterns .
Towards The End Of The Workshop
Towards the end of the Workshop Soumya spoke about the details and the patterns she used in the fish. Also about the colours and the combinations to make the fish attractive and pleasing to the eyes. She had a look at all the attendees painting and gave them more ideas to make it beautiful. Soumya was very happy with everyone’s artwork. The overall experience was interesting and delightful.
The attendees were from different parts of the country. Also, they belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. Rajasthan studio as always was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!
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