VR02 – Kalighat Painting For Beginners, “The Waiting Woman”

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Guru Ji Vandana Rajan is a traditional Folk Art artist. She developed her inspiration and acquired a famous art form from her own experience over the ages.

Guruji’s art journey commenced at the age of 12 from her homefront and never looked back after that. She pursued her graduation and post-graduation from Benaras Hindu University- One of the topmost universities in India.

Guruji Vandana has been creating beautiful paintings for 25 years and has done marvellous work in inspiring the young generation by taking intensive classes and workshops. She is also been exhibiting her various art forms and paintings through many exhibitions.

Guruji Vandana Rajan has created this ” VR02 – Kalighat Painting For Beginners, “The Waiting Woman” for everyone who is above 12yrs of age. A learner could learn this creative but yet traditional artform at their own pace. The entire course is framed especially keeping the budding artist in mind who can learn and acquire this basic skill. The entire course teaches the learner how to draw lady figures, features and tree.

“Kalighat painting or Kalighat Pat” – originated in the 19th century in West Bengal, India, in the vicinity of Kalighat Kali Temple, Kalighat, Calcutta, India. Characterised by bright colours and bold outlines, Kalighat’s painting evolved as a unique genre of Indian painting.

The Kalighat paintings developed to reflect a variety of subjects, including many depictions of everyday life. From the depiction of Gods and other mythological characters, these paintings developed over time to reflect a variety of themes and from being items of souvenirs taken by the visitors to the Kali temple. Now, these paintings over a period of time developed as a distinct school of Indian painting.

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What Will You Learn?

  • 1. Learn one of the oldest forms of Indian Folk Art.
  • 2. Create beautiful artworks as part of your home decoration.
  • 3. Gift beautifully painted Kalighat artwork to your friends and loved ones.
  • 4. A great opportunity to start a home-based small scale business and earn income.

Course Content

1. Introduction to Kalighat Painting

  • 1. Introduction to Kalighat Painting

2. Materials required to begin the painting.

3. Learn to draw women figure and tree.

4. Learn to prepare board.

5. Learn to draw/trace on the board.

6. Learn to fill colour in trees.

7. Learn to fill colour in women figure and costume.

8. Learn to fill colour in background.

9. Learn to make pattern & designs

10. Learn to give outline to the painting.

11. Learn to apply varnish.

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