Published On : Fri, Jul 8th, 2016

Painting and craft workshop at South Central Zone Cultural Centre

South Central Zone Cultural Centre.
South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) is conducting a workshop for National-level traditional, folk and tribal painting and craft training. Participants will get some 29 art forms to learn under one roof. This is the biggest traditional, folk and tribal art camp of its kind. Award-winning master artisans will teach during the 20-day workshop.

The Art disciplines of First Workshop were:

Warli Painting (Maharashtra)


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Warli Paintings are characterized by the simplistic style which is employed to convey the profoundest things. Colors used in the Warli paintings are limited to stark white opposite to earthen backgrounds.The moods and whims of the life led by the tribes form interesting themes for the Warli Paintings. They are more than mere designs on walls, and form the authentic presentation of a way of life. 


Madhubani Painting (Bihar) 

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painting originated in a small village, known as Maithili, of the Bihar state of India. Initially, the womenfolk of the village drew the paintings on the walls of their home, as an illustration of their thoughts, hopes and dreams.

Bhil Painting (Chhattisgarh)

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The tradition of Bhil painting first stemmed from the home. Upon visiting a Bhil household, one will discover a delightful myriad of images from myth and folklore adorning their walls and ceilings. Every year, a new plaster of mittichitra (clay relief work) and paintings are applied to the interiors of the house.

Mysore/Surpur Gold Painting (Karnataka) 

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A number of steps are involved in the process of producing a Mysore painting. The first step requires the artist to make a preliminary sketch of the image on the base, which comprises of a cartridge paper pasted on a wooden base. After that a paste of zinc oxide and Arabic gum, known as ‘gesso paste’ is made. This paste is used to give a slightly raised effect of carving to those parts of the painting that require embellishments and is allowed to dry. Then, gold foil is pasted onto the surface. The rest of the painting is prepared with the help of watercolors. After the painting is fully dried, it is covered with a thin paper and rubbed lightly with a smooth soft stone. 

Nathdwara Gold Painting (Rajasthan)

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Most works produced in this style revolve around the figure of Shrinathji as a manifestation of Krishna and refer to the incident of him holding the Govardhan hill on his last finger. There are also paintings that show the Lord in different costumes celebrating different festivals. Other themes like Mata Yashoda, Nandlal and Balgopal figures are also painted in this style.Some of the paintings are gem-encrusted. 

Phadchitra Painting (Rajasthan)

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The Patachitras of Orissa are icon paintings that include the wall paintings, manuscript painting, palm-leaf etching, and painting on cloth, both cotton and silk. This art of painting on cloth can be traced back to the establishment of the shrine of Lord Jagannath at Puri in Orissa.

Paper Mache article making (Bihar)

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Paper mache is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp and bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch or paste. The craft of paper mache is not traditional. It is recently introduced and still in nascent stage. It is centered in Madhubani and Mithila regions. The products are charming as they have a raw earthy appeal. The art is influenced by Madhubani style to a great extent. Toys and dolls often depict women doing household activities or playing musical instruments. There are products like containers, baskets, teapots and plates.

Mandana Painting (Madhya Pradesh)

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paintings are one of the oldest forms of tribal art in India that has survived over the ages. This art is done on walls and floors, both within and surrounding the house, as a way to ward off evil and welcome the blessings of gods into the home.

Walk in to have a look on Art disciplines including Mewar Painting (Gujarat), Mughal Miniature painting (Rajasthan), Kerala fresco (Kerala), Basoli painting (Jammu), Guler paintings (Himachal), Pichhwai painting (Rajasthan), Gond Painting (Madhya Pradesh), mask-making (Andhra Pradesh), Kachchhi Ghodi (Gujarat), Jharokha making (Rajasthan), mask making (Maharashtra), coconut carving (Goa), and seashell craft (Goa). 

Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001

Online forms are also available on Centre’s website For inquiry, please call 9970905606 or 9960169846.