*For participants aged 13 years & above*
*One Day Workshop of 3 hours*
*Dates- Sat 2nd Dec 2017, Sat 9th Dec 2017*
*Fees- $95 incl of Cost of art supplies*
*Venue: Goodman Arts Centre*
*For registration PM on facebook.com/Swayam.SwatiPalekar or email email@example.com
* Prior registration STRICTLY NO WALK-INS*
*Note: Once registered, no refund shall be entertained for those who wish to withdraw their participation. However, Swayam Folkart Painting reserves the right to amend, postpone or cancel (full refund) this workshop with prior notice to all participants.
Madhubani art is an ancient folk art painting style from Bihar (India) and Nepal.This art was mostly practiced by the village women who have passed this art to their daughters through multiple generations.
In this introductory workshop, students will be taught to draw traditional Madhubani motifs using Kalam (Pen) on handmade jute rag paper.
About the Artist
Swati Palekar is a self-taught visual artist living in Singapore who is deeply passionate about what she creates. Indian born and raised, she has exhibited and sold her artwork and designs locally and internationally for the past 6 years after quitting a full-time career in Finance and Digital marketing.
She specializes in traditional and contemporary Indian Folk/tribal art. Her artworks are heavily influenced by intricate patterns, the rich and colorful Indian art which is so diverse, her travels and of course any mythology/symbolism that interests her. She uses bold, vibrant colors, the simplicity of form, traditional techniques, intricate detailing, adding her unique signature style to express her idea. Her choice of material is acrylic although sometimes she experiments with the fusion of acrylics and inks. Likewise, she doesn’t limit herself to any one type of canvas. She paints on walls, metal, glass, wood, paper and fabric, furniture.
Living for over a decade in a cosmopolitan city like Singapore, the folk art workshops she conducts not only allows her to share her love for Indian folk art with people from different ethnicities and cultures but also helps them appreciate the handmade process and celebrate the joy of handmade which is slowly disappearing in today’s digital world.
When: 2 Dec 2017, 10 am - 1 pm