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Warli Painting by Priyanka Sahani

Warli Pianting For Beginners Workshop

Warli Painting is done by the Warli tribe living in Mumbai , Maharashtra and the Dang District of Gujarat. The Warlis do not use any tracing sheets or rough drawings; they just have a good story in mind.The main themes of these paintings are weddings, Lord Palghat and Mother Nature. Major paintings portray Mother Nature and elements of Nature. 

There are mainly 5 types of Warli Paintings- Chawk Warli Painting, Harvest Warli Painting, Modern Warli Painting, Ritual Painting and Dev Chawk Warli Painting.

The composition of mud and clay is an ideal base to paint on.White pigment is a mixture of gum or rice paste and water, to make outlines. Bamboo sticks as brushes.

The Circle Community brings a curated workshop on Warli Art with Priyanka Sahani.

About the Artist:- 

Priyanka is a software developer by profession. She belongs to Orissa. She has received national awards 2 times and published various articles. She is an Odissi dancer. 

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The workshop began:- 

The workshop began with Priyanka giving a detailed introduction about herself and her achievements. She began drawing a 4 cm line with a ruler. She painted one section of paper with brown for the background. She painted black Warli motif female human figure using geometrical shapes. She depicted women doing their daily chores in the artwork. She gave a detailed explanation of a wide range of motifs and painted each with black. She beautified it further with white paint. 

Towards the end of the workshop:- 

Towards the end of the workshop, she answered all the FAQs of the participants. She advised the participants to apply varnish or varnish paint spray at the end after the painting dries off.

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!

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