Creativity Hour: Madhubani Painting Workshop

December 11, 2021 4 pm


India Art Fair in collaboration with Etsy India presents its second ‘Creativity Hour’ workshop — on Madhubani painting. The workshop will be led by Madhubani artists, sisters and Etsy makers of Madhubani Motifs, Chetna and Shishu Suman. They’ll share their knowledge and skills to help participants create their very own Madhubani works. 

As an introduction to this rich Indian artform, Chetna and Shishu Suman will teach participants how to decorate a wooden coaster with Madhubani style painting. We invite all, regardless of prior experience with the paint brush, to join us for this exciting session. For the workshop, participants will need only a few easily-available materials:

  • 4″x 4″ wooden coaster or 300 gsm white paper
  • White Gesso or White Acrylic paint (only required if using wooden coaster)
  • Acrylic colours: Black, Crimson, Golden Yellow, Sap Green, Orange, Prussian Blue (Fevicryl/Camel)
  • Acrylic round brushes: 00, 01 & 04
  • Pencil, Eraser, Scale, a bowl for water, tissue paper
  • Extra paper for practice
  • Clear varnish (optional)
  • Hair dryer (optional)

Note: Feel free to prime your wooden coaster with white gesso or white acrylic paint in advance of the workshop.

‘Creativity Hour’ is a series of interesting workshops designed to give you the opportunity to interact with and learn from Indian creators working with traditional arts and crafts. Get a sneak-peak into the heart of our cultural heritage!

To register for this free workshop, please fill this form. Limited spots available and the event will be capped at 40 people. They will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Madhubani Motifs, run by sisters and artists Chetna and Shishu Suman, is a Madhubani art shop on Etsy India with an emphasis on using the artform’s traditional techniques to beautify everyday objects. This workshop with Etsy India is presented as part of its commitment to highlight the artists behind the lesser-known Indian artforms on its platform. As a global marketplace for unique and creative goods, Etsy’s mission is to ‘Keep Commerce Human’ by using the power of business and technology to strengthen communities and empower people around the world.