The third experience in the Folk-Art Series is from Western India – Gujarat. At this session, you get to delve into the Kutchi Painting from Gujarat. This kind of painting usually done by the women of potter’s family of Kutch and Sindh region. It’s is also known as the process of “Chitrakari”. Presently Kutchi Painting is highly practiced in Khavda and Lodai region of Kutch.
Key Takeaways: - Understanding the origins/history of Kutch Painting - Understanding and learning the different motifs of the art form - Learning about the technique and the tools used. - You paint a set of four Diyas (one 12inch tall and three small) and take it home with you to decorate your house this festive season.
Get ready to paint your own Kutch Stories!
All the material, one snack item and a beverage would be provided and is included in the ticket price.
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About the artist: Bhagyashree Desai graduated from Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur in 2012 and then she has been rigorously working with crafts and textiles in Gujarat. On one such project, she came across the potter’s community of Kutch who was on verge of leaving the craft and since then she has been working for reviving Kutch pottery and Kutch Painting since 2015. She has worked with renowned organization like SEWA- Self Employed Women Association, Ahmedabad, Shrujan- Bhuj, Craftroots, Ahmedabad and with renowned craft revivalist- Laila Tyabji, founder of Dastkar, Delhi. Antarang- colouring lives with crafts! Is a brainchild of Bhagyashree. The organization is working to revive traditional Kutch pottery and painting. Its emphasis is to develop the utility product range and create awareness of its benefits to use terracotta products. Antarang specializes in corporate gifting with a cause to empower the potter’s families who have and who are on the verge of shifting their jobs because of less demand of their craft. Bhagyashree has been constantly working to create awareness for the craft among the young minds about crafts, its culture and its technique, with a modern touch through workshops for all age groups.