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During India Week celebrations, the Middle
School integrated Art and its splash of colours
into their curriculum and displayed the
Objectives Developing an understanding about the rich folk art forms of
Understanding its significance in our society and lives.
Learning the skills and techniques to capture and depict our
heritage on paper.
Integrating and relating our learning of our diverse folk heritage
to the History and Geography curriculum.
Process The students were shown a presentation on original pieces of folk
art to initiate a discussion on ‘How it came into
We researched together and studied the precision in their
masterpieces, their use of earthen colours and traditional tools
We learned the techniques of handling, choosing correct
colour schemes, designing appropriate patterns and the skill of
composing a near perfect peace of art according to a given concept
Madhubani is one of the most
colourful folk painting ART forms in
It is traditionally done by women in
Bihar on mud walls, floor of huts,
paper, cloth or canvas. Natural
colours are used to create their
Warli Paintings The Warlis are one of the major
tribes of Western Maharashtra.
Warli art does not depict
mythological themes, unlike
other art forms. It depicts
everyday life in simple yet
interesting patterns and are
traditionally done by married
women on mud walls, paper,
cloth or canvas. Only natural
white colour was used, which
was obtained by grinding rice.
Patua scroll painting is an
art form native to West
The paintings are
traditionally made on
handmade paper, backed
with cloth. Indigenous plants
and minerals are still used to
create the paint. Patua scroll
painters wander from one
village to another, singing
stories about the pictures
depicted in their scrolls, for
We continue our work to bring back the rich
heritage of art into our classrooms.