Learn about lesser known art forms at the India Craft Week 2019
Choose from a variety of workshops - all conducted by the masters themselves.
India Craft Week is bringing the country's creatives together as well as the chance to learn from them directly! Learn the skills behind different craft forms such as phulkari, wood carving and pottery as artisans help you make magic with your hands. By learning rare crafts and supporting the people who make them, you'll help keep homegrown art alive. From craft exhibitions to craft installations, the India Craft Week aims to show how important craft is for social inclusion and sustaining culture.
Get your entry tickets here:
Check out the workshops below:
Attending a workshop includes entry to the festival on the same day, meaning you can check out the craft installations, and performances that might be happening on that day too! There are stalls where you can take home exquisite works of craftsmanship as well.
Some of the people you will learn from
There are a number of art forms to choose from the workshops on offer. There are different kinds of weaving, painting, and embroidery. You can also learn braiding, pottery, kalamkari, phulkari, dyeing, and wood carving. The best part is, you'll learn from the masters themselves. From National Award winners to skilled experts of various artforms, here are some of the nationally acclaimed and authentic artists who will be conducting the workshops at the event:
- Manisha Jha - A recipient of the prestigious National Award and the honourary title of "Icon of Santafe", Manisha Jha is a self-taught Madhubani artist who established Madhubani Art Centre in the year 2002. The main motive of its establishment was to support women artists from Mithila, Bihar. Her work was selected to be a part of "Aspects of Collecting" – an extraordinary art project on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Essl Museum in Vienna, Austria.
- Simran Harika - A member of the Royal family of Punjab, whose work with phulkari embroidery is renowned and has been adorned by Prince of Wales, Clinton and other eminent personalities across the world.
- Mahesh Vishnoi - One among the last generation of makers of Pichwai, a 400-year-old art form that depicts the life of Lord Krishna, his work has been especially vital to the craft's endurance.
- Bhajju Shyam - A Gond artist, a children's book illustrator and Padma Shri awardee, this artist has helped give a modern avatar to the traditional art form of the Gondi tribe.
Here's a sneak-peak of the event last year:
Few moments to savour:
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