VR11 – Kangra Painting Beginners Course

  • Categories Kangra Painting
  • Duration 12h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update October 14, 2021


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Guru Ji Vandana Rajan is a traditional Folk Art artist Guruji’s art journey has commenced at the age of 12 from her  and after that never looked back. She pursued her graduation and post graduation from Banaras Hindu University- One of the top most university of India. Guruji Vandana has been creating beautiful paintings since 25 years and has done marvelous work in inspiring young generation by taking intensive classes and workshops. She is also been exhibiting her various artforms and paintings through many exhibitions.

Kangra painting is the pictorial art of Kangra, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, a former princely state, which patronized the art. It became prevalent with the fading of Basholi school of painting in mid-18th century and soon produced such a magnitude in paintings both in content as well as volume, that the Pahari painting school, came to be known as Kangra paintings.

Though the main centres of Kangra paintings are Guler, Basohli, Chamba, Nurpur, Bilaspur and Kangra. Later on this style also reached Mandi, Suket, Kullu, Arki, Nalagarh and Tehri Garhwal (represented by Mola Ram), and now are collectively known as Pahari painting, covering the style that was patronized by Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries. Pahari paintings, as the name suggests, were paintings executed in the hilly regions of India, in the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. It is in the development and modification of Pahari paintings, that the Kangra School features. Under the patronage of Maharaja Sansar Chand (c.1765–1823), it became the most important center of Pahari 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 Kangra paintings art work to your friends and loved ones.
  • 4. A great opportunity to start home based small scale business and earn income.

Topics for this course

20 Lessons12h

01 – Introduction to Kangra Painting

01 – Introduction to Kangra Painting00:00:00

02 – Learn drawing

02.1 – Learn Composition

03.1 – Colouring sky, water, trees and background Part 1

03.2 – Colouring sky, water, trees and background Part 2

03.3 – Colouring sky, water, trees and background Part 3

03.4 – Colouring Veena and lehanga Part 1

03.5 – Colouring Veena and lehanga Part 2

04.1 – Colouring Tree leaves

04.2 – Colouring and detailing body and lehanga

04.3 – Detailing tree leaves

04.4 – detailing and colouring dress

04.5 – detailing and colouring leaves, lotus, deer, mountain part 1

04.6 – detailing and colouring leaves, lotus, deer, mountain part 2

04.7 – detailing and colouring leaves, lotus, deer, mountain part 3

05.1 -detailing and finishing Part 1

05.2 -detailing and finishing Part 2

05.3 -detailing and finishing Part 3

05.4 -detailing and finishing Part 4

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.
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Material Includes

  • 1. Digital contents
  • 2. Course completion certificate
  • 3. Networking Forum

Enrolment validity: 30 days


  • 1. A3 size handmade paper, pencil, eraser.
  • 3 Round brush ..8 ,3 , 1 & 000 number brushes -1 no
  • 4. a set of water tube colours

Target Audience

  • 1. Housewives
  • 2. Retiree
  • 3. Artists
  • 4. Children