Kalamkari Styled Envelope Making

 Starts on 26th Feb | 5:30 PM

Aabdika Sharma

Starts at Rs.599

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Course Highlights
🕐 1 Days, 2 Hrs
🗓 Sat, 26th Feb, 05:30 PM IST
👨‍👩‍👧 Access to Community 

Explore the colorful art of Kalamkari and make an envelope & card with traditional elements!

In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to draw and paint Kalamkari flowers, leaves and a parrot
  • Create a sturdy and handcrafted envelope & card in a personalized style
  • Create neat and flowy foliage with fineliners
  • Make your arwork stand out with the correct use of colors
  • Add a contemporary touch to traditional Kalamkari elements
  • Understand Kalamkari patterns and learn how to use them on your priducts
  • Paint our own envelope and card!

About the Artform

The word Kalamkari comes from the Kalam, which means pen and Kari, which means work. The folk art form originated in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It was traditionally painted onto a cotton or silk fabric with the help of a bamboo pen by using natural or vegetable dyes. There are two main styles of Kalamkari- the block printed that is practiced in the town of Machilipatnam and the hand-painted style that is largely practiced in the town of Srikalahasti.

Flow of the Workshop


  • Creating an envelope & card from a cartridge paper
  • Composing a foliage design and outlining it with fine liners
  • Painting Kalamkari flowers, message boxes on the back of the envelope & card
  • Complete the product by adding shiny embellishments
  • Adding thread and closure area

Who is this Workshop for?

  • Anyone looking to learn a unique art style and wants to create a personalized product can participate.
  • If you're interested in combining an ancient Indian artform with contemporary elements, this workshop is for you.
  • The workshop is beginner-friendly (Age 15+)

About the Artist

Aabdika Sharma
@aabdika_artworks

Aabdika Sharma is an artist and art educator and has conducted several workshops and cultural festivals for students across India. She is the founder of an experimental art space, Cafe of Creatives. Her work has been exhibited in Naimisha - National Gallery of Modern Art, Mood Indigo, DLF Promenade among many others. She has also won several awards for her work in the fine arts.

Create magic with a 'kalam'!

Saturday, 26th Feb
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM IST

Further Prospects and Application of What you will be Learning

You can create a beautiful handcrafted envelope for your loved ones for occasions like weddings, birthdays etc. You can also pain Kalamkari elements onto almost anything such as cards, wall hangings, trays and lamps. The artform can serve as your inspiration for some beautiful home decor pieces.

Try a timeless artform!

Saturday, 26th Feb
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM IST

Guidelines


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 reach out on the below number - +91 9606016341

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