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What is Warli?
Warli the tribal art form is found in Thane District of Maharashtra. Located in Pahalgan and Dhanu (close to the border of Gujarat).
This creation of art form dates back to more than 2000 years. Similarity of this art is found in the rock caves of Madhya Pradesh. Its history can be traced to the Egyptian Pyramids and also the art style during the Mayan age. How it came to India is not known and its origin is a mystery.
Warli art became famous and is seen and appreciated all over the world.
The people of Warli are farmers. They cultivate rice and corn. They live a simple life, living in windowless huts coated with mud and cow dung. This gives a distinctive Terracotta color (Brick red). The painting is done with rice paste, using bamboo sticks as paint brush. Their houses are always divided into two parts, one is their living quarters and the other is for their animals (cows, goat, etc.) They give great importance to their cattle and livestock.
What you will learn in this class
1. Basic shapes of Warli, e.g. people (and their movements), animals, plants, houses, transports etc.
2. How to create a simple story using Warli figures.
3. Where Warli art could be used.
4. Use of Warli art showing the actual works by the artist instructor Shabbir Khambatti.
Meet your instructor
Shabbir Khambatti is a visiting artist from India. He’s the author of Mastering the Art of Warli 22 steps and a very talented Warli artist and instructor.
2 people are attending Warli Art Workshop for Kids Dec 17th