SK01 True Stories Behind Warli Paintings, Part 1 [16 Episodes]

  • Categories Warli Painting
  • Duration 15h
  • Total Enrolled 3
  • Last Update May 19, 2021


I’ve spent the last 40 years working closely with the Warli community, researching and documenting the history and evolution of these paintings over thousands of years.

I have gathered some fascinating insights about Warli paintings and would like the share the truth behind these paintings through my 32 Episode of Warli Painting course. I’ll present them in two separate courses, 16 Episodes each.

Hopefully, you will enjoy the stories and also learn how to draw this painting, the right way.

The Warli tribe is one of the largest in India, located outside of Mumbai. Despite being close to one of the largest cities in India, the Warli reject much of contemporary culture. The tribal style of art is thought to date back as early as the 10th century A.D.

Warli Painting from Maharashtra is among the finest examples of the folk style of paintings that has managed to survive for thousands of years. Warli painting is a form of tribal art mostly created by the tribal people from the North Sahyadri Range in Maharashtra, India.

The Warli culture is centered on the concept of Mother Nature and elements of nature are often focal points depicted in Warli painting. Farming is their main way of life and a large source of food for the tribe. They greatly respect nature and wildlife for the resources that they provide for life. Warli artists use their clay huts as the backdrop for their paintings, similar to how ancient people used cave walls as their canvases.

What Will I Learn?

  • Students will learn the truth behind the Warli paintings and draw them correctly
  • Students will also better understand and appreciate the Warli tribe culture and way of life and simple sustainable living
  • Students will be able to learn how the Warli tribe, nature, including wild animals and birds are living in harmony

Topics for this course

16 Lessons15h

Episode 1 – Geography and how it all started

Episode 1 – Geography and how it all started00:00:00

Episode 2 – Why did Warli tribe started painting?

Episode 3 – The Tale of two gods

Episode 4 – Wedding ceremony and celebrations

Episode 5 – Buhada

Episode 6 – Basic Drawings of Warli

Episode 7 – Making of Warli Brush

Episode 8 – Fishing with Warli

Episode 9 – Hunting with Warli

Episode 10 – Living with animals

Episode 11 – Growing different types of trees

Episode 12 – Making of Warli Tarpa

Episode 13 – Warli dress and lifestyle

Episode 14 – Drawing different types of trees

Episode 15 – Driving Warli vehicles

Episode 16 – Making gum for birds

About the instructor

Alumni of the JJ school of art. VITI in textile designing   Well known art teacher with 33 yrs of teaching experience   He has given his expertise as a Textile designer on projects in  Karnataka Surat Ahmedabad   As a sculptor at O P Nayyar  memorial, thane, rambhau mhalgi memorial thane, international airport Mumbai,, also In designing Tejorath   Interior designer of many projects iasfor satisfied IAS and IPS officers   Conducts 4 - 5 days workshops, चित्रे काढा चित्रे विका.   He has designed cover illustrations and blurbs for many books, ICSE Marathi textbooks   Editor of nitya nava kala sparsh, a bimonthly magazine   Decorator of famous Ganesh mandala and a judge of decoration competitions organised by TMC, and political parties.   His artwork has been up included in many exhibitions. He works in many Indian Folk Styles 1. Warli painting 2. Madhubani painting 3. Pichwai cloth painting 4. Gond art 5. Lippan art 6. Rogan art 7. Mandana art 8. Miniature painting 9. Minakari furnace work 10. Hand made clay work 11. Mask making 12. Sanjhi art 13. Tikuli art 14. Sumi-e Japanese. 15. Tanjore art with golden foil   Has designed the model of an international airport, named after pioneer pilot JRD Tata and has exhibited in Kolhapur, Mumbai and Kokan Done 55 book as Kalasparsha publication He has been awarded the prestigious Thane Ratna Puraskar 2017 Sevaratna puraskar 2018 Show at Jahangir art gallery 6/2018 Show at the club 2019 BMC heritage advisory conservative committee member
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2 Courses

3 students


Material Includes

  • Digital contents, 16 episodes delivered in Part 1
  • Digital contents, 16 episodes delivered in Part 2
  • Certificate of completion

Enrolment validity: 30 days


  • Should love listening to stories
  • And passion for drawing and painting

Target Audience

  • Children
  • Schools
  • Hobby artist
  • Anyone who wished to understand Indian Folk Art and the truth behind Warli paintings