Madhubani Sun Workshop: The sixth day of Navratri was devoted to Maa Katyayani, the colour of the day was yellow depicting happiness and brightness. To honour the spirit of the day, Rooftop curated a Navratri Special Madhubani Sun workshop and invited Janhavi Mallapur to conduct the experience. Associated with the ‘Young Rembrandts’ Group as an Art Educator, she is a self-taught artist with an observant eye for details and a flair for art.
The Madhubani Sun Workshop Began
Janhavi began the workshop by giving a small introduction to Madhubani art to the participants. She started by drawing a border around the sheet and then a big circle in the centre of the paper, which represented the sun- the main element of the workshop. She said,
What differentiates Madhubani art from other art forms is that each pattern drawn on the sheet has an outline or double line drawn to it.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
After drawing the main elements, Janhavi then started adding details to each of them. For instance, she taught circle members how to draw the eyes and nose of the sun. She also demonstrated different ways to make the moustache, lips and tilak. All participants were taking a keen interest in the workshop and were drawing along with Janhavi. After adding details to the sun, Janhavi then showed how to make sun rays and add Madhubani designs to it. She also showed the technique to fill colours in one direction. At the end of the workshop, all participants flashed their paintings on the screen.
Rooftop 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!