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Kalamkari workshop with Manasa Shastry


Kalamkari is an art, which is practised with different styles in two distinct places in Andhra PradeshKalamkari art has been practised by many families in Andhra Pradesh and over the generations has constituted their livelihood. Kalamkari had a certain decline, then it was revived in India and abroad for its craftsmanship. Since the 18th century, the British liked the decorative element for clothing.

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About The Artist

Manasa is a self-taught artist who is interested in Mandala, Acrylic, and watercolor. Art has been a major part of her life as a part of her childhood and making it a full-time career.

The Workshop Began

Manasa greeted all the participants and thanked the host for the introduction. She started explaining the history of Kalamkari and started sketching the peacock on her canvas and outlined it with black color. She then continued to paint her sketch with red color. She painted the peacock as it looked colorful and artistic.

Towards The End Of The Workshop

Manasa painted a beautiful peacock in shades of red color as it looked artistic and bright. All the participants appreciated her artwork as she showcased all other Kalamkari artworks which were colorful and were attractive. The host thanked Mansa for teaching the art of Kalamkari.

The attendees were from different parts of the country. They also belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. The Rooftop Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. 

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