Patachitra from Bengal workshop

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Date(s) - 22/11/2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Alliance Francaise, Panjim


Patachitra is a unique folk tradition of visual storytelling accompanied by songs performed by the Patuas. Stories are painted on long scrolls by the painters known as Chitrakars (family surname) who gradually unfurl them while narrating. To some, Patachitra is the precursor of modern day animation.

Workshop Details-

The participant will learn during the workshop-

1) Short introduction about the craft – History & related stories, Patachitra song.
2) Patachitra and natural colour – demonstration by the Master craftsmen
3) Basic Sketching technique
4) Painting Techniques with colour.
5) Different diversified products of the craft – Selection of material, Painting techniques.

Tuesday 22nd November, 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
@ Alliance Française de Panjim Gallery
Fee: 500 INR
Registration: 0832-2420049

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