PHAD PAINTING WORKSHOPS in Pune with Master Artisans brother duo from Shahpura, Rajasthan Vijay Joshi & Vivek Joshi.This three hour session of making Phad painting is a short journey into the rich heritage of art techniques that are unique to our country. MAKE & TAKE HOME YOUR OWN PHAD PAINTING. Eco-friendly mineral based colours will be provided for the workshop.Fees: Online Registration ₹ 1500 (3 hrs workshop), ₹ 4500 (3 day detailed/ intensive workshop)
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3 HOURS WORKSOPS SCHEDULE & VENUES
Saturday, 20th April :: 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM - Nukkad Café, Viman Nagar
Saturday, 20th April :: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM - Gyaan Adab, Kalyani Nagar
Sunday, 21st April :: 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM - Pagdandi Bookstore Café, Baner
Sunday, 21st April :: 4.00 PM – 7.00 PM - Karlo Art Kitchen & Café, Prabhat Rd
ABOUT THE ARTISTVijay & Vivek Joshi, brother duo, are traditional Phad artists from Shahpura (Bhilwara district) of Rajasthan. Vijay Joshi is a National Merit Award–winning artist and member of Virasat: Nonpareil Shahpura's Phad Painting Training and Research Institute. The Joshi brother took training in the Shahpura’s Nonpareil Phad art under the guidance of their father Shri. Shanti Lal Joshi who is also a National Award Winner. They participated in exhibitions in different metro cities across India as well as in aboard like France, Singapore and Bogata (Columbia). They make innovative paintings on Hanuman, Durga and Ganesh. In the past Vijay did a phad painting about Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan as well as on WWI. At the Phad Workshop, the artist will introduce the basics of Phad-making, which will include preparation of natural colours. Workshop participants will also learn to apply the art in the modern context.THE ART FORM
One of the most ancient arts of India, Phad paintings of the Bhilwara/Shahpura region of Rajasthan can be traced back to more than 700 years. Phad means ‘to read’ and these paintings are based on songs of legendary Pabuji and Devnarayan that are sung by Bhopa singers. The art known not only for its vibrant colours, but also the fact that it is accompanied by an oral tradition of rendering gatha (folklore). Hand-woven cloth is soaked overnight so that the threads get thicker. It is then starched, burnished for a smooth and shiny surface and then the Phad painter draws the entire narrative on this canvas. The figures are rounded, wear traditional attire and headgear and bright colours are used to fill them in. The colours are painstakingly extracted from natural sources—stones, flowers, herbs. Joshi brothers and their family have maintained the colourful, detailed hand-painted tradition of the Shahpura school of phad painting but they have had to adapt to the times.
Learn painting from a traditional master artist
All art materials required for the workshop will be provided to the participants.
A Display cum Sale of some master pieces by the artisan at the end of workshop