Rangoli Design Workshop: Rangoli is an art form, originating from India. Patterns are created on the floor or the ground using materials such as coloured rice, coloured sand, quartz powder or flower petals. Usually made during Diwali, Onam, Pongal, Sankranthi and other festivals. To experience the colourful rangoli making with Diwali around the corner, Rooftop curated a Rangoli Design Workshop and invited Suhas Mane, who is a chemical engineer by profession from UDTC. He has been working with a Japanese MNC for the past 8 years. Apart from his professional calling, he is also passionate about art. Suhas is a rangoli enthusiast, prominently the Sanskar Bharti Rangoli. He has also conducted a number of rangoli workshops.
The Rangoli Design Workshop Began
Suhas began the experience by explaining to all the 20 participants how rangoli is interpreted throughout different states of India. He explained the traditional and contemporary styles of rangoli and the materials used. Moving forward, Suhas demonstrated various rangoli styles – The Bindu, Rekha, Kendra Vardhini and Go Padma. Using these styles he drew a Diya, while all the attendees carefully watched and made notes.
Suhas demonstrated filling the colours in layers. Adding the darkest colour first as the base and then the lighter colour, creates a gradient. He made the flame and the base of the diya with this technique. Some of the attendees had questions regarding the colour combinations, which Suhas answered quite patiently while filling in the colour. He also showed how to make a MorPankh. Suhas shared some real kitchen-friendly hacks to make the perfect rangoli outline.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
At the end of the workshop, Suhas showed the attendees some of the huge rangoli pieces that he had created. The rangoli had perfect colour gradation and very crisp lettering. Suhas made it very easy for everyone to understand the technique to make a rangoli. All the attendees were very sure to try their hands at rangoli this Diwali.
Rooftop as always was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.
On this note, here’s us signing off untill next time!