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“Art workshops near me”, “offline art workshops”, Live art workshops …if this is what your search bar looks like, then Rooftop has got something in store to satiate your artsy soul. Experience the richness of Indian traditional art with the Live Art Workshops@Rooftop. As a matter of fact, after a week full of hustle and routines the artist in you surely needs an art break. What could be better than weekend live art workshops? Not only does it break the monotony of everyday life but also helps you to find solace in doing what you love the most. 

An artist likes to explore different mediums and painting styles. Therefore Rooftop brings you a tint and shade of Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat and many more, you name it and we got it. These art workshops do not require any prior experience, just your love for art. So, whether you are a seasoned artist or a curious learner, the art workshop is open for all skill levels without any age limits. So here’s a list of live art workshops that shall get your creative juices flowing!

What’s In Store for You at the Live Art Workshops?

Learn From Master Artists

Rooftop is one of the authentic platforms to connect you with renowned artists and master artists who shall guide you step-by-step throughout the live art workshop. It ensures the credibility of work and learning experience. 

Mingle with Artists’ Community

A cosy, comfortable place, your favourite art and like-minded people, doesn’t that sound like a dream place for an artist? It’s exactly what you can expect from Rooftop’s live art workshops. Moreover, these creative art sessions amongst other artists allow you to share experiences, make connections and co-create a piece of art. Rooftop ensures a thoroughly guided and interactive experience for art lovers.

Takeaways, Refreshments and Materials

Let’s accept it, it’s one of the important things on the checklist that strikes our mind when we look forward to an art workshop. Does it include materials? Will I be taking home what I create? What about the refreshments? Well, be assured that while you are engrossed in creating your masterpiece the rest shall be taken care of. So tick off the following from your checklist!

– Refreshments shall be offered post the art session.

– Take home what you create

– All art materials and other requisites shall be taken care of by Rooftop.  

The Live art workshop shall be held in various cities in the month of May, here’s the list.

Live Art Workshop in Mumbai 

1) Mata Ni Pachedi

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Experience the beauty and learn this 400-year-old art form of Gujarat now in Mumbai!

The Vaghari community started the tradition of painting Mata Ni Pachedi. Several families from the Vaghari tribe still practise it. The art is an elaborate hand-painted textile which fulfils the need for a shrine or a temple for communities without permanent settlements. 

When?

– 12th May 2024 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

2) Indian Art form on Stickers

Decorate your journals, bags, laptops or any other surface with trendy Indian art stickers. Create your own set of stunning stickers using Indian art forms like Gond, Pichwai, Bhil, Phad and many more.

When?

– 19th May2024 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Live Art Workshop in Pune

1) Block Printing

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You must have spotted this art form on several pieces of textiles, now it’s your turn to try your hand at this timeless Indian art.

Indian artists have practised block printing for centuries. This art form has roots in different regions of India like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and many more. Artists meticulously carve out wood to make wooden blocks and then transfer intricate designs on textiles. The motifs mostly draw inspiration from nature or mythological characters.

When?

– 12th May 2024 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Live Art Workshops in South Delhi

1) Warli art on Kulhad

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Experience how the simple geometric shapes of Warli create a beautiful piece of art. 

The word Warli originates from the word ‘Warla’ which means a piece of land. Tribes belonging to Maharashtra predominantly create this art form. The art began as a wall-painting ritual and it depicts the community’s daily chores and elements of nature.

Where?

– Whiz Cafe x ThaiFuze, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi

When?

– 19th May 2024 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

2) Cheriyal Mask Painting

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Experience the art culture of Telangana as you paint vibrant Cheriyal masks that can be used as props, toys or decor.

Cheriyal artists have expanded their art beyond scroll paintings. The Cheriyal masks are used by storytellers to perform dramatic folklore. The pop of colours and bold features drawn on the mask make it stand out as an exquisite form of art.

Where?

– Cafe Fika, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

When?

– 19th May 2024 | 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Live Art Workshops in Indore

1) Pichwai Art

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Bring home positive vibes and vibrant colours of Pichwai art!

Pichwai is a 400-year-old art form. It is a painted textile which is used as a backdrop in the temple of Shrinathji at Nathdwara, Rajasthan. Pichwai paintings were used during festivals and religious ceremonies to narrate different stories of Lord Krishna.

When?

– 19th May 2024 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Live Art Workshops in Bangalore

1) Pichwai on Wall Plate

Explore this modern take on Pichwai art. The motifs of Pichwai art on a wall plate shall make a perfect piece of decor.

 Where?

– Cafe Hustle, HSR Bangalore

When?

– 26th May 2024 | 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

2) Pattachitra on Coaster

Chances are that you have spotted  Pattachitra paintings on sarees, handbags, wall hangings or even showpieces. Now it’s time to turn your coasters into a masterpiece.

Originating in the 12th century, Pattachitra is one of the most popular art forms practised in Odisha. Known for its Hindu mythological motifs and floral borders, the art form is still practised and has found its place on global platforms as well.

When?

– 26th May 2024 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Why Choose Indian Traditional Live Art Workshops?

While you have a plethora of options to choose from for live art classes and workshops, Rooftop offers a unique experience of Indian traditional art. There are plenty of small cultural pockets in India with distinctive characteristics. Diverse communities, traditions and cultures allow people to express themselves in various ways. 

Here, art acts as a medium to make the narrative inclusive of their history, achievements, religion and folklore. When you choose to indulge in any of the Indian traditional art workshops, you connect with the essence of their community and practices. It becomes a gateway to transcend boundaries and celebrate diversity in an artistic way. Right from the patterns, motifs and choice of colours, every aspect of the art form brings you closer to the culture. 

To learn more about Indian traditional art download the Rooftop app from Google Play or App Store. Follow us on @rooftop_app for our upcoming art events, workshops, blogs and much more.

By Sayali Parkar

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