Introduction to Indian Folk Art: How to make Gond Paintings
What you'll learn
- What is a Gond Painting
- How to make a Gond Painting
- An Indian Folk Art Form
- Learning Gond Painting techniques
- Recreating a few of the famous Gond Paintings
- Brush handling techniques
One of the distinguished forms of folk and tribal art, Gond painting is primarily practiced by the Pardhan Gond, a clan of the large Gond tribe of Dravidian origin. They were the illustrious storytellers of the Gond tribal community. Gond art, in an almost literal sense, is the translation of these songs into images of good fortune. Apart from depicting the Indian Tribal Life, Gond Art also serves as art therapy.
With a population of 4.4 million, Gond is the second largest tribal community in Central India, whose origin can be traced back to the pre-Aryan era. Though predominantly centered in Madhya Pradesh, they are present in significant numbers in the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.
What you’ll learn
a) It’s Historical and cultural significance
b) What inspires a gond painting?
c) Traditional materials that were used by the artists
d) What art supplies are required in current times?
e) How to make a Gond Painting?
f) How to draw the popular dots and dashes in a Gond Painting, and what do the patterns represent?
g) And we’ll be learning about the life and work of 5 famous gond artists, namely Jangarh Singh Shyam, Durga Bai, Venkat Shyam, Rajendra Shyam, and Bhajju Shyam.
h) You’ll also see 5 demos of Gond Paintings.
i) You'll be awarded a certificate of completion at the end of this course
Who this course is for:
Beginners and hobbyists willing to explore new forms of art
People already practising art and willing to add another feather to their hat of achievements
People seeking art therapy
Who this course is for:
- People interested in exploring new forms of indegenous art
- People intersted in learning painting
- People interested in learning a new art form
- Visual Arts Students
- Art Hobbyists
- Art Enthusiasts
Shuruart, a for profit social enterprise, is based out of Varanasi. The company is a platform for small town Visual Arts students to grow as a professional. We sell their artworks and also groom them to become future art entrepreneurs when they leave college. Currently we're active in Varanasi and Patna.