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GS03 Pichwai Painting Short Course, “Pichwai Cow”

Categories: Pichwai Painting
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My name is Grishma shah. At the age of 13, I started painting. I am a fine arts graduate from Ahmedabad.

I have been conducting both online and offline workshops for the past four years and have students from all over India and outside. I believe that practice can help anyone learn the art, and I m really passionate to teach as many people as possible.

I have simplified the process to the extent that a non – artist can also learn Kalamkari. My specialization lies in Indian folk art Kalamkari, Pichwai painting, and Tanjore painting.

I’ve created this GS03 Pichwai Course for Beginners, Pichwai Cow” for everyone to learn this beautiful Indian Folk Art.

The step-by-step detailed video instructions allow anyone to follow the course and complete the artwork from the comfort of their home, at their own time and pace. Don’t forget to download the course certificate once you have completed the course.

Pichwai (pichvai) is a style of painting that originated over 400 years ago, in the town of Nathdwara near Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Intricate and visually stunning, pichwai paintings, made on cloth, depict Lord Krishna’s life tales. Creating a pichwai can take several months, and requires immense skill, as the smallest details need to be painted with precision. Lord Krishna is often depicted as Shrinathji in Pichwais, which is the deity manifest as a seven-year-old child. Other common subjects found in pichwai paintings are Radha, gopis, cows, and lotuses. Festivals and celebrations such as Sharad Purnima, Raas Leela, Annakoot or Govardhan Puja, Janmashtami, Gopashtami, Nand Mahotsav, Diwali, and Holi are frequently depicted in Pichwais.

The word Pichwai comes from ‘pichh’ meaning back, and ‘wai’, meaning textile hanging. They are made by members of the Pushti Marg sect, founded by Shri Vallabhacharya in the 16th Century. Originally, pichwai paintings were used to decorate the temple of Shrinathji (Shrinathji ki Haveli) in Nathdwara, hung behind the deity to celebrate different seasons, festivals, and events in Lord Krishna’s life. Over time, pichwais also found a place in the homes of art connoisseurs, owing to their visual appeal. Like several other traditional Indian art forms, the art of Pichwai is also dying and requires recognition and revival.

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What Will You Learn?

  • 1. Good mental health is an important part of well-being. Art as therapy can be used to help people improve cognitive and sensory-motor function. Art is also proven to improve self-esteem, self-awareness, emotional resilience. Art as therapy also helps to resolve conflicts and reduce distress.
  • 2. Pichwai paintings are one of the most beautiful paintings of Indian Folk Art, an opportunity to learn this amazing art at your own pace.
  • 3. Originating from the roots of Indian heritage, learning Pichwai paintings is an experience to treasure forever.

Course Content

01 Introduction to Pichwai Painting

  • 01 Introduction to Pichwai Painting

02 Learn to Draw “Pichwai Cow”

Learn to colour “Pichwai Cow”

Student Ratings & Reviews

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1 week ago
It was a great opportunity to see a Pichwai painting being done in front of my eyes with useful tips by the artist. It has inspired me to try some paintings myself. Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to learn beautiful Indian folk art.
4 weeks ago
It was blissful experience for me to learn this bright ans vibrant artform " Pichwai art ".I express my gratitude to all the contibutores of indianfolkart .com for their gudaince and devoted service to keep all endangered traditional artform alive by offering free and affordaable courses on folk art forms .🙏🙏
4 weeks ago
It's really a good experience and comfortable to learn in our own space.
12 months ago
This folk art is one of my favorite activities.
Since it is related to Lord Krishna, becomes more devotional.
Although I am not a professional Artist, with my research & academic tenure, try to spend some time on this passion.
Thanks Gurukulum & IFAA.

Dr. Akleshwar Mathur
1 year ago
It was nice to see the full process of completing the painting.
2 years ago
I enjoyed learning Pichwai painting... thank you soo much for the course....
Geela Shailaja
2 years ago
Good colour shading techniques.I could easily learn.