Traditional Indian art has been instrumental in shaping India’s cultural identity and preserving its rich heritage. These artistic traditions have been passed down from one generation to the next and may have changed over time to reflect the diverse history, religions, and belief systems of the nation. These art forms tell stories and express feelings using vibrant colours, intricate patterns, and symbolic imagery. They are not only decorative but also have a deeper meaning and cultural significance. Rooftop aims to preserve and promote Indian art through its many initiatives. The major one is to provide a gateway for all art lovers to explore the untapped world of Indian art through online art courses.
Co-Create With Award-Winning Artists
Rooftop Maestro Courses are crafted keeping in mind the learners’ interests. These online art courses are designed to give them an immersive learning experience and explore the art forms. These courses provide learners with the opportunity to not only explore Indian art but also to understand the traditions, rituals, symbology, and culture associated with it. Rooftop is redefining the ways of learning art through online maestro courses where award-winning master artists from each Indian art provide a creative learning experience.
Now, let us tell you what makes our Maestro courses different from any other online art course.
- The maestro courses are taught by award-winning master artists with nationally and internationally acclaimed careers. The tricks and techniques taught are sacred and passed down from generation to generation. The teaching style is exclusive to our Rooftop courses.
- Each course is divided into a guided module that scrutinises each art form element. It has a three-step difficulty level program that is gradually sorted out for a profound understanding of the discussion. The learner can choose the difficulty level and proceed at their pace.
- The maestro courses are not just unique but also certified. Experts from the esteemed Sir JJ School of Arts and MSU Baroda have reviewed these courses. Secondly, the certification is completed in partnership with CCRT, so the learners are certified to practise this art form. The maestro courses will add credibility to the portfolio.
- Along with the recorded maestro courses, Rooftop offers personalised P2P mentorship sessions hosted by local expert artisans. These sessions ensure that the learner doesn’t miss out on any details. Furthermore, these mentorship sessions will help the learner to understand the art form much more in detail by allowing them to practice on a personal level.
The Structure of Online Art Courses
As said earlier, the courses are curated for the learners’ ease. Therefore, the structure of these amazing online courses helps the learners understand and explore the course at their own pace.
Understanding the history and culture surrounding the art form since past many centuries.
- Basic Course
Starting with basic individual motifs, we move towards creating a simple beginner-level art piece.
- Intermediate Course
Includes understanding in-depth about the art form and its other aspects.
- Advanced Course
Plunging deep into the intricacies of the art form, we create a final art piece.
- Bonus Course (Availability subjective to the course)
Every art form carries its elegance. Here we explore this elegance in different mediums.
Maestro Courses by Rooftop
Rooftop currently offers art courses in 5 art forms, and many more art forms will be added soon. The available courses are as follows –
- Gond Painting
The traditional art form of the Gonds is one of the oldest art forms of the Indian subcontinent. It can be traced back to the 6th century CE, with some researchers suggesting that the neolithic cave paintings of the Bhimbetka Caves in present-day Madhya Pradesh are their predecessors.
- Pichwai Painting
The paintings hanging behind the idol of Nathdwara temple are Pichwai traditional art forms, from the 17th century and emerged at the same Nathdwara temple in Rajasthan. These intricate hand-painted artworks are dedicated to Shrinathji. Traditionally painted on a hand-spun cloth with much precision, capture different moods, and expressions of Krishna. Pichwai mostly depicts the temple rituals of Shrinath ji temple, such as adornment and festivals like Janmashtami.
- Phad Painting
Phad painting is a traditional form of scroll painting originating from the small town of Bhilwara in Rajasthan. Typically used as a medium of worship, entertainment, and spreading awareness, this art is synonymous with visual storytelling.
- Mata ni Pachedi Painting
The traditional art form of Mata ni Pachedi emerged about 400 years ago when the Vaghari community of Gujarat was denied entry into their local temples. The community members decided to paint their mother goddess with exquisite designs on cotton cloth and began praying to these paintings with great reverence.
- Bhil Painting
Bhil paintings typically feature large, un-lifelike shapes of people from everyday life painted in earthy yet vibrant colours, followed by a layer of uniform dots painted in a variety of patterns and colours that stand out significantly against the background.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, Rooftop Maestro Courses follow the art in-depth and provide all the art lovers out there with a holistic and unique art experience and take them a step closer to Indian art.
So, what are you waiting for? The Maestro Courses are available on the Rooftop App (Android and iOS), so download the app now!