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

  • Categories Kalighat Painting
  • Duration 10h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update September 6, 2021


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 I 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.

Topics for this course

17 Lessons10h

1. Introduction to Kalighat Painting

1. Introduction to Kalighat Painting00:00:00

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.

About the instructor

Mrs. Vandana Rajan, B.A; BFA, MFA (Painting), BHU, B.Ed (Hindi) Over 25 years experience as an artist and teacher, always keen to learn and share. She has worked in all mediums including but not limited to Oil, Water, Pencil, Charcoal, Acrylic, Fabric, Glass painting, Relief work. Embossing on Aluminum sheet. 40 different types of Embroidery on cloth, silk, and canvas She has worked in textile designs, including Lucknow Chickenkari, Varanasi block print designs, Dhaka design, Punjab Fulkari, Jaipur Tie & Dye, and Batik. She is also well known for her expertise in designing and painting on Daco-patch. Graphic design on Zinc sheets, for block printing and Roll designs for the textile industry. Vandana Ji also has many years of experience in pottery, wood carving, sculptures using terracotta, and other soft materials. Has conducted many exhibitions, more recently in Chennai and Tirupur. She is a master artist when it comes to Indian Folk Art, she has experience in many different folk arts and crafts, including Madhubani, Kalamkari, Meenakari, Warli, Pichwai, Kalighat, Gond, Mandana, Rajasthani miniature, Kerala mural, Lippan, Nirmal, Pattachitra, Tanjore and more.
5.00 (6 ratings)

10 Courses

90 students


Material Includes

  • 1. Digital contents
  • 2. Course completion certificate

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • 1. MDF Board (6mm) 12x16 inches - 1 no.
  • 2. Primer (White) - 1 bottle (small)
  • 3. Brushes no. 8,3,1 and Flat brush (1") - 1 each
  • 4. Poster Colour - Set of 12 colors
  • 5. Pencil and eraser - 1 no. each
  • 6. Scale (long size) - 1 no.
  • 7. Carbon Paper (Yellow) - 2 sheets
  • 8. Sand Paper - 1 sheet
  • 9. Varnish (100ml) - 1 box

Target Audience

  • Anyone who wants to learn one of the richest forms of traditional Indian Folk Art.
  • 1. Housewives
  • 2. Retiree
  • 3. Artists
  • 4. Children