Painting workshop and Textile talks by Dastakari Haat Samiti

Painting workshop and Textile talks by Dastakari Haat Samiti
Painting workshop and Textile talks by Dastakari Haat Samiti

Chennai, 3 February, 2015: The Dastkari Haat Samiti, a not-for-profit national association of craftspeople, is conducting series of workshops in the area of painting during their exhibition. The participants will get an opportunity to learn the art of painting which has rich heritage and practiced in different regions.

The national and state award winners will lead the workshops. The participants will also get a chance to see the handmade products displayed by more than 100 different craftsmen from the villages, towns’ and cities of various part of India.

The Dastkari Haat Samiti is a not-for-profit national association of craftspeople that works to increase awareness and respect for traditional artisan skills for the economic benefit of their practitioners. This 29 years old Samiti was founded by Ms Jaya Jaitly, a renowned social and political activist who has dedicated four decades of her life and career to crafts and innovating newer ways to sustain craft and its people.

Its members come together on a common marketing platform for the development and sustenance of livelihoods. In the process they contribute towards the preservation of India’s invaluable cultural heritage.

Workshops from 9th February to 13th February at 11am to 2pm

 Date                                                          Details

9th February                       Reemant Kumar, Madhubani Painting, Bihar

10th February                     Akshay Barik, Pattachitra Painting, Orissa

11th February                     Mohan Prajapati, Miniature Painting, Rajasthan

12th February                     Prakash Joshi, Phad Painting, Rajasthan

13th February                     Suresh Dhurve, Gond Painting, Rajasthan

Fee: Rs 300/- Per person

Workshop date: 9th February – 13th February, 2015

Workshop timing: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Workshop venue: Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiyur. Phone: 2452 0836

Talk shows details are as follows

1. The Royal Karuppur Textile by Bessie Cecil on Sunday, 8th Feb 2015 at 6.00PM

2. The Kancheepuram Identity by Sumithra Daws on Monday, 9th Feb 2015 at 6.00PM

3. Fusing modernity with traditional textiles by Gaurang Shah on Tuesday, 10th Feb 2015 at 6.00PM

Painting workshop and Textile talks by Dastakari Haat Samiti