Learn the art of clay sculpting: Make a Ganapati idol

Get trained in clay sculpting and make a Ganapati idol without using any mold.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

**JOIN 185+ STUDENTS WHO TOOK THIS COURSE AND MADE AN IDOL**

The course is about learning how to make an eco-friendly idol of Ganapati using wet clay and some very basic tools. 99% of this course is taught using video lectures and I have used some presentations slides to explain the materials used, answer FAQs and summarize the course.

This course is divided into 4 sections. We will be starting from making the basic structure, modelling the 4 hands, making the face, the trunk and lastly, adding ornaments and other details to the idol.

The course has videos that have cumulative run time of about 3.25 hours.

You should do this course if

- you enjoy learning something new

- you like playing in clay and creating objects with it

- you are interested in sculpture as an art form

- you want to make a Ganapati idol on your own

If you have any questions, you can post them in the questions section or send them to me at mandar.marathe@gmail.com

By the end of this course you will master the clay modelling techniques using which You can make clay models of other objects or animals as per your wish.

See you in the course!

What are the requirements?

  • Air drying clay, piece of cloth, simple clay working tools. Details of the materials, tools and FAQ are given in a free presentation inside. There is no need to have prior knowledge of working with clay. Just having the interest to learn is enough.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to make a Ganesh idol with your own hands
  • Learn the art of clay modeling from ground up
  • See the joinery and finishing techniques in details
  • Get inspired to create 3D objects using clay

What is the target audience?

  • Anybody interested in playing and creating objects/sculptures in clay. No prior experience of working with clay is required.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:33
This is the same promo video which you must have seen before signing up for this course. You can watch it once more or skip it to go to the next lecture.

You can see paintings and sculptures done by me on my website www.amhimarathe.com and sign up for the newsletter to be informed about my latest paintings, sculptures, workshops or online courses.

3 pages
This presentation gives details about 
- the materials and tools to be used for making the Ganapati idol, how to prepare the clay for making the sculpture and how to keep the clay and the idol moist till you finish making the idol.
1 page
If you have any doubts or questions about this course, it is very likely that you'll find an answer here.
Section 2: Making the human features of the idol
08:23
In this lecture we see how to make the 1. base / platform on which the Ganapati idol will sit. 2. the crossed legs and 3. the torso or the belly and chest portion of the idol.


06:27
In this lecture we see how to make the 1. base / platform on which the Ganapati idol will sit. 2. the crossed legs and 3. the torso or the belly and chest portion of the idol.
07:01
Here we learn how and why to make the idol hollow. 
11:52
Here we learn how and why to make the idol hollow. 
14:27
In this lecture you'll see how to make the dhoti and one foot of the idol.
09:02
In this lecture, learn how to make the right hand or the idol without making each finger individually. This is the hand which gives the blessings.
13:54
In this lecture, learn how to make the right hand or the idol by making each finger individually. This is the hand which gives the blessings.
07:43
In this lecture we see how to make the left hand of the idol that is shown as holding a laddu or modak.
11:05
In this lecture we see how to make the left hand of the idol that is shown as holding a laddu or modak.
05:30
This lecture shows you how to make the shawl / shela on the shoulders of the idol.See a nice and easy way to make the folds in the cloth.
06:11
This lecture shows you how to make the shawl / shela on the sides of the idol. I show you to ways in which you can make the creases or folds.
Section 3: Making the Godly features of the idol
08:51
In this lecture, learn how to make the head of the idol. It's an elephant's head.
06:52
Learn how to make the elephant headed god's ears. One of Ganapti's names is "Gajamukh"; Gaja means elephant and mukh means mouth.
03:27
Learn the method of fixing the head to the body of the idol so that it gets ample support.
08:12
This lecture shows how to make the 3rd hand of the idol. It is one of the two rear hands which the idol will have.
03:38
Learn how to fix the 3rd hand which you made.
08:43
See how the 4th hand of the idol is to be made and attached to the body.
08:14
In this lecture leran how to make the trunk of the idol. This is the most prominent feature of the idol.
09:22
Ganapti's teeth are very peculiar. One is broken in a battle but the other is intact. Learn how to make them.
10:47
In this chapter we see how to make the eys of the idol and add the jewellery.
16:00
See how you can add details to the crown, make a mouse (vehicle for Ganapati) and do the final cleanup to finish the idol.
Section 4: Coloring the idol
11 pages

This presentation gives details about my Ganapati idol PAINTING course which forms a great companion to Ganapati making course. It also gives information on various types of paints, brushes, sequence of painting and two ways in which you can paint the idol you made.

Section 5: Summary
1 page
Here is a summary about clay sculpting. Also watch a fast paced video about Ganapati idol making which I had made in Aug 2010.

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Instructor Biography

Mandar Marathe, Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer and Engineer

I am a Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer and Engineer based at Pune, India. I do paintings, sculptures, illustrations and conduct art workshops.

Till now, I have had 12 shows of my paintings and taught about 1000+ students in my art workshops (drawing & sketching, acrylic & oil painting and Ganapati idol making / clay modelling)

I have been doing painting and clay modelling since last 30 years and have been teaching it since last 6 years. In addition to my in-studio workshops, I create online courses through which I can teach people anywhere in the world.

Exhibitions:

2013 • 16th Jan to 23rd Jan 2013: Three artists' show titled “Trilogy II" held at “Darpan Art Gallery", Pune.

2011 • 11th to 20th Dec 2011: Solo show held at Grubshup restaurant, Pune.
• 28th September to 4th October 2011: Three artists' show titled “Trilogy" held at “Darpan Art Gallery", Pune.
2010 • 30th May to 12th June 2010: “Artfest 2010 – Summer", a group show by Indiaart at Empress Garden and Balgadharwa Art Gallery, Pune.
2009 • 4th to 10th June 2009: Solo exhibition held at Indiaart Gallery, Pune. This exhibition featured 41 Oil and acrylic color paintings.
2007 • April 2007: 3 day workshop held by Art2Day gallery at Harne near Dapoli and group show held at the Art2Day gallery in Pune.
• 29th July to 4th August 2007: Participated in “Affordable Art" group show held at Indiaart gallery, Pune.
2005 • March 2005: Participated in a group show held by Anantrang Art Foundation at Balgadharwa Art Gallery, Pune.
2003 • Participated in a group show held by Indian Maritime Association at Balgadharwa Art Gallery, Pune.
1999 • 15th to 17th May 1999: Solo exhibition held at Siemens Ltd., Goa. This exhibition featured 21 Oil and water color paintings.
• 17th November to 7th December 1999: Solo exhibition held at “Galeria de Bellas Artes" at Calangute, Goa.

Workshops conducted:

Eco friendly Ganapati idol making workshops

42 batches in my studio from 2011 – 2015 period
11 batches conducted in IT companies and schools in Pune and Mumbai

Clay modeling workshops
6 batches conducted in my studio

Portrait sculpture workshop
1 batch conducted in my studio under guidance of my Guru, Mr. C. G. Joshi

Drawing and Sketching workshops
2 batches conducted in two IT companies

Acrylic painting workshops
3 batches conducted in my studio

Oil painting Workshops
4 batches conducted in my studio

Corporate Collections of my paintings:
1. Siemens Ltd, Goa
2. L & T Infotech Ltd, Pune
3. Infosys BPO Ltd, Pune

Private Collections of my paintings:
1. Mrs. & Mr. Sitzmann, Greece
2. Mr. Simon, Nigeria
3. Mrs. & Mr. Nielsen, USA
4. Ms. Godbole, Pune
5. Mrs. & Mr. Phadke, Pune
6. Mrs. & Mr. Umarani, Pune
7. Mrs. & Mr. Joshi, Pune
8. Mrs. and Mr. Pethkar, Pune
9. Mr. Kudal, Pune
10. Dr. Prayag, Pune
11. Mr. Desai, UK

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