Gond Painting Workshop | Pune
Indic Inspiration brings to you a very beautiful & eye soothing art form “Gond Painting Workshop” by Artisan Chothi Tekam from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.She will be here in Pune for 3 days not just to teach us how to dry but also the art of color combining & explain the idea behind the different paintings.
This 3 hours workshop will be held at 5 different venues in Pune & 1 Zoom Online Session.
Requirements will be provided to all the participants at the venue itself & the ones registering online on zoom will get the kit delivered at their doorstep.
Date, Timings & Venues are as follows :-
- FRIDAY, May 20th - 10 am to 1 pm- Asher’s Art Studio (Lower Parijat, Row house no 74, Rohan Mithila, Viman nagar, Pune 411014)
FRIDAY, May 20th - 4 pm to 7 pm- Ecour Studio (7 Dattaprasad 1206 B/7, off JM Road. In the lane of Shubham hotel . Shivajinagar pune 411004)
- SATURDAY, May 21st -10 am to 1 pm - Marshall Book Cafe (Aundh Opposite Pandit Bheemsen Joshi Auditorium, near PMRDA Office, Bremen Chowk, Pune, Maharashtra 411067)
- SATURDAY, May 21st - 4 pm to 7 pm - Indic Inspirations Experience Center & Lounge Store (Munshi Chambers, Near Passport Office, Koregoan Park Annex, Ghorpadi Mundhwa Road, Pune 411036)
- SUNDAY, May 22nd-10 am to 1 pm - Zoom Online (Kits will be delivered at your doorstep)
- SUNDAY, May 22nd- 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Urja Art Studio (Off Datta Mandir Road, Society Gate-2, opp. 1, Wakad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra 411057)
Registration Fees :- ₹ 1500/- Only
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For Details: - WhatsApp/Call: - +91 8411875144
Gond painting is a famous folk art of the Gond tribal community of central India. It is done to preserve and communicate the culture of the Gond tribal community. Gond tribal art includes folk dances, folk songs, and Gond paintings. The Gond tribe is one of the largest tribal communities in India. These tribals live in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh. The main occupation of the Gond tribe is agriculture or daily wages.
The word Gond comes from ‘Kond’ which means green mountains and tribal people are called Gondis as they live mainly in the lush green mountains of Madhya Pradesh.The Gond tribe believes that seeing a good image brings lots of good luck to them. Hence Gond tribal paintings are made on various festivals, rituals, and ceremonies such as Diwali, Karva Chauth, Nag Panchami, birth, marriage, etc.
Choti Tekam is a Gond artist from Mandala district in Madhya Pradesh. She grew up seeing her mother beautify their home and courtyard with Digna, a form of decorative painting with geometric motifs. She began practicing this art by herself at first. Being in harmony with nature, green pastures, forest trees, animals and village life, Choti used nature to inspire her art. Her love for Gond art, the forms-figures-dots and dashes reflect her close connection with natural surroundings. Gond paintings depict various celebrations, rituals and human being‘s relationship with nature. They are vibrant depictions of local flora, fauna and Gods. The paints were originally derived from natural ingredients such as charcoal, soil, leaves, flowers and cow dung, however most of the Gond artists have started using acrylic colors and canvas to paint in current times.
She learnt the basics of Gond art from her husband Santosh & soon her life changed as she moved from her village to the city of Bhopal. Choti was determined to bring a change in her life. Her passion for the newly learnt Gond art was a skill she could build on, and she kept nurturing her learning in bits and parts from centers of learning like Bharat Bhawan and Museum of Man.
Choti Tekam’, finally dedicated herself to creating art pieces for her livelihood. Gond Art gave Choti new wings; she was in love with her color palette. Choti and Santosh Tekam started creating innovative art forms from marriages, customs, rites and cultures of the Gond community. They started exhibiting in local exhibitions and eventually in exhibitions from state to the national level.