About the Artform

Pichwai is a Sanskrit word in which ‘pich’ stands for back and ‘wai’ stands for hanging. Pichwai paintings are referred to as Mewar-style textile paintings that are found hanging on the walls of temples, houses, art galleries and museums, specifically Nathdwara temple from where they first originated.
Intricate and visually stunning pichwai paintings made on cloth, depict tales from Lord Krishna's life. It is a very ancient form of art, passed on from generation to generation The purpose of Pichwais, other than its artistic appeal, is to narrate tales of Krishna to the illiterate.

About the Workshop

The Canvas

Overall Details

In this two-day workshop, you will learn basic to advanced levels of Pichwai art. You will start with simple artwork and move on to making more advanced artworks that will involve a lot more details and techniques. You will also get to experience contemporary Pichwai. This workshop is ideal for art lovers who want to try a new artform.
This is a beginner-friendly workshop. (Age: 10+)

The colours in the palette

Elements you will learn

Day 1

  • Learn how Pichwai is different from other artforms and its significance
  • Learn how to draw motifs of pichwai 
  • Get to know about coloring and the tricks of shading 
  • Learn to try your hand at the beautiful strokes and get the perfect finesse

Day 2

  • Learn about Pichwai character construction 
  • Learn to draw a cow in Pichwai style and implement the knowledge of shading and detailing in it 
  • Learn to get the composition right
  • Learn to finish the artwork with borders

The Picasso of the show

About the Artist

Savita Iyer


A former faculty at Whistling Woods International, a film school in Mumbai, she launched UrbanKala in 2012 due to her passion for art and creativity. She has also previously worked at VFX and animation studios in Bangalore and Mumbai.

Material required

  • Acrylic paints (Specifically neon pink and metallic gold)
  • 0 number brush or pen for detailing
  • 3 & 5 number round brush to fill colors.
  • Paper - (cartridge sheet preferred)
  • Canvas (optional)
  • Poster colors (optional) 
  • Waterproof pens
  • Basic stationery

The scope of creativity

Further prospects and application of what you will be learning

Learnings from this workshop can be used to recreate the intricate paintings on apparel and can also make beautiful home decor items.

Hear from happy participants!

“Savita is a gem of a person and artist who is not scared to share her knowledge and skill. This quality is what differs her from others. Her one on one feedback session is a rare practice especially for an online workshop setup. ”

Jagriti Bhagat


These are a set of general instructions for the workshop. The link to the workshop would be available post-registration.

  • The Live workshop would be conducted on Zoom App. For the best experience join the workshop from your laptop/desktop or watch on phone on landscape mode.

  • Registration is compulsory to attend, Ensure you join via the same mail ID you register with.

  • In case if you are unable to attend the live workshop due to technical reasons, please call the below number - +91 77601 30711

Don't miss this opportunity to learn!

  • More like a classroom

    Being a replay of an actual live workshop, where students interacted with the instructor, it will give you more of a classroom experience.

  • Longer durations and better creations

    Masterclasses are longer in length due to the profound focus on the art which in turn facilitates better output from the learners.

  • Get in touch with the artist

    You can get in touch with the artist through Instagram, and get clarifications & comments on your artwork!