Kerala Mural Painting

About the course

The traditional mural paintings of Kerala are a fine art of skill and creative excellence, which were painted directly onto walls, ceilings or any other permanent surface of temples. These paintings belong to a distinguished lineage with its tradition carrying influences from Ajantha. Some of the Kerala Murals are dated back to the 8th century, most of the noted mural works of Kerala were done between the 15th and 19th century. Today the trend has shifted from wall mural to those painted on canvas and paper

Course Overview

Introduction and some of the prominent motifs of art form like Mashipoovu, Nayakamani, champak etc., The painting follow a set of rules regarding elements, colouring process and techniques. Step by step instruction and detailed explanations on how to draw features like eyes, nose, lips, ears etc, will be given with a complete painting.

Materials Required

  • Acrylic / poster colours – yellow ocher, permanent yellow medium, Indian red, scarlet lake, burnt Siena, Sap green, Prussian blue, Black, white,etc.
  • Brushes- Flat brush(size : 2, 6), Pointed round brush(size : 2,4), Line brush(size : 0, 000).
  • Yellow carbon paper.
  • A4 drawing sheets/canvas size:8×10.
  • Basic materials like – pencil, sharpener, ruler, eraser, palette,water, waste cloth

Course details

No of sessions: 8 

Medium of Instruction: English

The course begins: From 18th Jan 2022


Monday: 7.00pm to 8.00 pm IST Wednesday: 7.00 pm to 8.00pm IST

Teacher: Vinutha Aravind

Fees per month

National: Rs.1200/-

International – US$ 50

Know Your Teacher

Vinutha Aravind

Vinutha is a visual artist from Chitrakala Parishat college of fine arts Bangalore India and has exhibited her artworks across India. She is passionate about creating and specialises in different mediums of art as well as teaching and sharing her knowledge of art.

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