MUD AND MIRROR
24th - 25th Aug, 2022 | Wed - Thurs | 2:00-5:00 pm
"Lippan Kaam” artist
Meera Trivedi is one of the well-known Lippan artists of Ahmedabad. She has been practicing and carving beautiful unique products with precision for a long time.
Meera hails from a family of traditional stone carvers, which has fostered her love for the craft since childhood. She also holds interest in other art forms like Kathak. Meera has been trained by her mother who has brought out the best in her, and made her a master craftsperson.
craft is the visible edge of art.
- david bayles
Lippan Art or Mud and Mirror art is one of the most traditional folk arts of Kutch, Gujarat symbolizing the significance of indigenous ingredients in craft. The folklores of Kutch have a lot of honor for the mud from their land. The word ‘lippan’ means clay or dung and the word ‘kaam’ denotes work.
This soulful art, which is extensively used on the walls of homes in Kutch, traditionally with utmost creativity, has found a lot of innovative inputs from artists these days. Contemporary artists have now refashioned this art to create valuable artistic products as well.
In this workshop, listen to Meera share the history and hertiage of Mud & Mirror work, the step-by-step process of creation, right from how dung is mixed with specific binding agents to make dough, to preparing the design board. As you listen, use original Kutchi mud to create a beautiful frame of Lord Ganesha to adorn your home/office for the festivities in the coming months.
Get introduced to the material’s basic characteristics
Learn the steps of the art to create your own product at the end of the workshop
Activate the neurons in your brain through the hands-on, multisensory activity
Calm your mind through this meditative experience
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
12+ who wish to explore different forms of art
Artists and craftsmen who wish to hone the art with an expert in Lippan kaam
1. What resources will I need to bring for this programme?
Happy hearts and a keen mind. The rest will be provided by The Hive.
2. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?
We will be working in small groups. Our instructors and staff are fully vaccinated, and masks are recommended when working in close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.
Aug 24th - Aug 25th
Wed - Thur
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of The Hive cancelling any of its workshops for any reason, registered participants will be refunded the entire amount within 15 business days. Course dropouts by participants will be eligible for refund as follows: 30+ days before the event - 75% refund; 15-30 days before the event: 50% refund; less than 15 days - 0% refund. Attendee changes can be accommodated up to 14 days prior to the event.