The Art of Warli- for the Artist in You by Iswarya Vignesh
India- a land blessed with impressive variety of culture and tradition along the diverse geographical features and climatic conditions. Different tribes and adivasis lived in this country with their own lifestyle, traditions, culture, food habits and rituals. But they all had one thing in common-“NATURE IS THEIR GOD”. They lived as an integral part of the nature. One such community is WARLI tribes of Maharashtra, one of the oldest tribes of India. Though historians predict that Warli art tradition can be traced back to the Neolithic period, this art came into the limelight only by 1970’s.
The art of warli gained its popularity at national and international level mainly because of the simplicity of the art- be it the shapes or the colours and materials used. Warlis lived in a minimalistic way, Dance and Music are the part of their life which can be seen in their art too. They have deep sense of respect towards the nature. All the instances from their day to day life became the motifs of their painting. These motifs along with the instances from their daily life are drawn in the loose rhythmic pattern. In short, they passed their legacy and tradition to the next generation through this art form.
Traditionally these paintings were done on the wall by the women of the family only for special occasions like wedding and harvest time. In late 70’s these people started adding more motifs of their social life and started drawing many creative pictures which helped this art to gain more popularity nationally and internationally. All their stories were just expressed with two basic colours- red from the earth and white from the rice.
HLP’S DIPLOMA IN WARLI ART
With increased popularity of this art, there are many short-term workshops and courses being conducted by various artists. A day or a week’s workshop might give some basic knowledge about certain motifs, but mastering this art needs continuous training and tremendous effort to express our life and thoughts in this simplified art form.
HOW THIS CLASS WORKS?
- This 3-month diploma course is designed in such a way that you will be getting the video lessons every Thursday of the week.
- Number of lessons might vary between 5-8 per week based on the chapter.
- Variety of innovative themes and motifs will be given as individual assignments every week based on the age and level of expertise.
- This continual guidance will inspire and serve your unique creative needs and freedom to practice at your own pace.
- Detailed history of warli tribes, their customs and traditions
- How to draw human characters in warli
- How to draw pet animals and wild animals in warli
- How to draw birds and reptiles in warli
- How to draw various natural elements like river, mountains,trees etc
- How to draw different dance forms in warli
- How to draw devotional works in warli
- How to draw Celebrations , theme painting and many more…
WHAT YOU will LEARN:
We as a community have always given importance to our ancient wisdom. Having this in mind, we have designed this diploma program in such a way that-
- You will get to learn the lifestyle of warli tribes.
We will be sharing many interesting facts about the warlis every week- about their minimalistic lifestyle , customs and traditions etc from which you will be able to get a picture of how our ancestors were able to lead a simple and meaningful life.
- Significance of traditional motifs which is used in this art form for ages
For centuries together, warlis were using many traditional motifs. There is a reason behind every motif and its chosen based on the occasions/celebrations. Its important for us to know the hidden meaning and also how our ancestors came up with a ritual for every motif to pass on to the next generation in art form.
- How to use a simple graphic vocabulary to depict the day-to-day life
As said earlier, this art became very popular by adding more socio-cultural elements of today’s world. By the end of this program you will be able to fraw this abstract art with the narratives of your own day-to-day life/unforgettable events in your life/true or fictitious stories/your own comics etc.
- How to paint with natural and artificial colours
Traditionally warli is not a permanent art, its a temporary painting done on the wall for every occasion. In today’s modern world, with so many base ,mediums and tools for painting available around us-we will be introducing a new base /tool/ medium every week to explore and have fun in learning
- Regular assignments, projects and quizzes
This session is going to be a good combination of theory as well as practical art class. To make it more interactive and tap your creativity part, we will be giving age appropriate weekly assignments, monthly projects and also quizzes
- Right hemisphere of your brain is associated with creativity, emotion and being intuitive. Warli art is a simple creative tool to experiment and explore your creative side of your brain.
- Creating art is considered a therapy to touch the meditative aspect in your soul.
- Engaging in art helps you to develop imagination and free-thinking.
- You will be provided support to work through creative doubts and blocks.
- Inputs to practice and develop as an artist. This is the perfect opportunity for you to realize your artistic potential.
Event start Date: 6th August,2020 (3 months)
Age group : 10+kids to adults
Class Timings: 5 pm to 6 pm IST
Medium : Google Classroom
Enroll Here: https://pages.razorpay.com/HLPWarli
Last day to Enroll: 31st Ausgust,2020
For more details contact Minu : +91 95135 80222
Eligiblity criteria: Only your willingness to explore the artist in you. Even a nonartist can draw beautiful Warli art at the end of this session.
This is not a live event. Regular assignments, projects and quizzes is included. This session is going to be a good combination of theory as well as a practical art class.
Learn this tribal art which is simple yet deep enough to speak volumes about our ancestor’s lifestyle. It’s time to learn and spread this indigenous art form to our future generation.
“Art enables us to find and lose ourselves at the same time.” –Thomas Merton