A two-day workshop commenced on Thursday October 19, 2023, bringing together the Western Region Cultural Center, Shilpgram in collaboration with Abhilasha Vidyalaya, Udaipur. It involves 50 special students who are learning to create various shapes of Maharashtra's folk art Warli on canvas. Kiran Soni Gupta, the director of WZCC, Udaipur, has elucidated that this workshop has been arranged with the aim of promoting the holistic development of special students at the school. Notably, Anil Chaitanya Wangad, an internationally acclaimed Warli artist, is a specialist involved in this workshop. The workshop is scheduled to end on Friday, October 20, 2023. Subsequently, an exhibition will be curated at Shilpgram, offering tourists the opportunity to admire artworks crafted by the children. Following the exhibition, these paintings will be presented to the young artists.
Warli art is a traditional folk art form that originates from the Warli tribe, an indigenous community in the state of Maharashtra, India. This art style is characterized by its simplicity and use of basic geometric shapes, such as circles, triangles, and squares, to create intricate and visually appealing designs.
Warli art has gained recognition and popularity well beyond the tribal communities of Maharashtra and is now appreciated as a unique and aesthetically pleasing form of traditional Indian art. It has been adapted for various art forms, including paintings on canvas, fabric, and other mediums, making it accessible to a broader audience and showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Warli tribe.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar