#ScrollOfStories - Introduction To Phad Painting
Online Workshop by Kalyan Joshi
Radio Partner: Radio City
Phad (literally “fold”) is a style of religious scroll painting and folk painting in Rajasthan. This style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as phad. The paintings depict stories of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly of Pabuji and Devnarayan, and the stories are narrated by Bhopas, traditional priest-singers. This 700-year-old legacy of painting has been passed down through generations of a single family - the Joshis of Bhilwara. At our online workshop #ScrollOfStories, Phad painter Kalyan Joshi will guide you on creating the basic drawings for a Phad scroll and share images of other artworks you can practice in your own time.
You will need:
- Familiarity in Hindi (as the workshop will be in conversational Hindi)
- 5-6 off-white drawing sheets (handmade or Cartridge sheet) of size A4 & A3
- Pencil, eraser, sharpener and scale
- Round brushes Nos. 0, 00, 2, 4, 6
- Poster Colours - Orange, Chrome Yellow, Sap Green, Indian Red (Brown), Light Green, Scarlett Red, Cobalt Blue, Black & White
- Rough cloth, colour palette, a mug or glass for water.
Duration: 2 hours
About the presenter
Kalyan Joshi comes from a lineage of Phad painters going back to as early as the 13th century. He started painting from the age of 8 under his father Shri Lal Joshi, an acclaimed Phad painter himself and a Padma Shree honouree. Kalyan Joshi has take Phad painting forward by experimenting with new stories, and contemporarising the style of painting and line drawings. He is the founder of “Ankan Artist Group”. He has conducted over 200 workshops on Phad painting at various schools all over India, and for SPICMACAY.