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Cheriyal Painting


Cheriyal Painting is a 400 year old art form which originated in the town Cheriyal located in present-day Telangana state. It mainly depicts stories of Krishna Leela, Ramayana, Mahabharata, puranas and folk stories of the Gowda, Madiga and other local communities. It also includes everyday scenes of a simple rural life.

Originally, Cheriyal paintings were made on khadi cotton cloth coated with a thick paste made of boiled rice starch, boiled tamarind seed paste, gum, white clay, and were painted using natural colors made from natural colored stones. In present times, modern-day artists have started using acrylic colors to create this art form. Creating Cheriyal art takes hours due to the intricate details that are given to enhance the beauty of this art form.

During this Penkraft Online Cheriyal Painting course we start with the sketching and painting of basic elements from Cheriyal art such as trees, house, hut, borders, etc. For the beginners who are not fully confident of directly sketching on the surface, transferring the tracings provided with the course kit, on to the surface is then covered. We then teach shading of these sketches, followed by surface preparation, and then, painting on the surface using acrylic colours. Thereafter, finally, detailing to these figures is covered. The course begins with using Paper as the surface and then progresses to Canvas, round MDF surface, cloth bag, and an MDF Pen-stand. Throughout the course, we keep providing tips and tricks to make your experience rewarding and your knowledge of this art thorough!

In the live session, we not only discuss the various techniques of teaching this art form, but also the tips and tricks of marketing to ensure you get a steady flow of students!

All the tools and material needed for the course are provided by us at no additional charge. A read-to-use kit containing these tools & material shall reach your registered address by courier approximately within a week after you have subscribed for the course. The course duration starts after you have submitted the OTP you have received at the time of subscribing. So, please ensure you put in the OTP only after you have received the kit! Here’s the list of contents of the kit:-

  • Cartridge Papers - 7
  • Canvas - 1
  • Cloth bag -1
  • Pen stand -1
  • Tracing - 10
  • Acrylic Colours - Set of 6
  • Brush 000 - 1
  • Brush 03 - 1

Course Price : ₹ 5000

Course Days : 20 Days

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