Art of Braiding
Date: 18-19 November 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​​Ply-split braiding is a technique where one twisted cord (“splitter”) passes through another twisted cord or cords splitting the plies of the latter cords (“splittee” cords). This is unlike weaving or many forms of braiding where cloth is formed by threads interlacing in an over-under sequence. Pattern is formed by cord color, and splitting order.

​Facilitator: Errol Pires Nelson, Ex NIDian and Textile Genius

GOND-London Diaries
Date: 28-29 October 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​Perhaps the only Craft Form in its league to have reached people’s imagination world-wide on “What an Indian Tribal Artist Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Capacity for Everyday Wonder” through Bhajju Shyam’s work of international repute “The London Jungle Book”. Another world famous book after Rudyard Kipling’s jungle book’s most famous character “Mogli” who is eventually a Gondi, This workshop on GOND art brings in perspective the hidden treasures of Tribal Art form that teaches your life management skills, and enables your mind to explore nature and it’s vastness on the principles of co-existence. The journey of self-expression is going to be more creative, imaginative and rationale.​

Shadow Film Making
Date: 11-12 November 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​​Shadow play which is also known as shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures (shadow puppets) which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim.Lear film making through shadow puppets

​Facilitator: Manish Halder, Eminent Theatre personality

You can register for these workshops by paying on PayU money link, many people confuse these workshops with exhibition, pl. no walk-in without prior registration or confirmation, and these are NOT exhibitions. 

Rajasthani Phad Painting
Date: 28-29 October 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm

Interestingly the information available on Wikipedia and Google is far from misleading this craft into something it is not, another aspect is copying information on various blogs and websites that makes these forms more misleading and many of the authentic perspectives are totally lost. With the visit of Kalyan Joshi at Craft Village, the first-hand information given by him brings out dimensions of this form beyond it is understood or known to the world, people only read it OR misspell it and confuse it with miniature paintings (which this is not and cannot be) and think it like some piece of craft of bygone era. Craft Village brings out the perspective less known ‘world’s first narrative art’ to be learnt, which celebrates the heroics of all the legendary characters from Epic of Pabuji, Rana Sanga, Maharana Pratap, Prithviraj Chauhan, Rani Padmini & many more. 

Creative Photography
Date: 4-5 November 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​Conceptual photography turns a concept or idea into a photograph. Even though what is depicted in the photographs are real objects, the subject is strictly abstract. Learn 2 days con conceptual/fashion/product/nature photography at the village

​Facilitator: Dr. Deepak John Mathew, Head,Dept. of Design IIT Hyderabd

Disclaimer: Craft Workshops are a medium of self exploration, since art is self exploratory in nature. Craft Village does not interfere in medium and ways a master intends to teach, these workshops are solely on the discretion of Master Artist/Craft men. Art can not be taught in structured manner and each master has an individual style hence each workshop is different. To know more, kindly write us at

Phulkari Embroidery
Date: 16-17 December 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​​Phulkari embroidery technique from the Punjab region (divided between India and Pakistan) literally means flower work, which was at one time used as the word for embroidery, but in time the word “Phulkari” became restricted to embroidered shawls and head scarves. 

​Facilitator: Simran Harika

Madhubani Paintings
Date: 16-17 September 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​Witness all three rare styles of mithila painting, Kachni, Bharni and Godhana. This art-form is made from eternal love of devotees for Sita. Madhu (Love) se Bani (Made) is Madhubani, which signifies one of oldest forms of self-expression that didn’t come from the wall of temples but homes. Pupul Jayakar thought by looking at these paintings called up Mrs Indira Gandhi that Picasso came to India and stayed here & painted (the art form was so amazing). It is painted with natural colors using twig, leaf and kalam and created iconic masterpieces. Let’s celebrate the essence of Madhubani painting with- Kachni (only line work, usually monochrome), Bharni (the subjects are filled with solid color) and Godhana (the figures appear in concentric circles on parallel lines). The master Manisha Jha, who is besides National Award Winner, has been the brand ambassador of Sante Fe Tribal Fest 2017; USA would be imparting the tradition with all the participants. ​

Mughal Miniature Painting
Date:16-17 September 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
India has a rich heritage of miniature paintings.Miniature paintings are spread out all over India; however Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh have strong and entrenched styles of paintings such as Nathdwara, Kangra, Picchwai, Basohli, Mughal, Surpur and Guler styles. Miniature paintings are spread out all over India. Gracious strokes artfully done with a single haired brush, marks the detailing in the painting. The intricacy is so fine that the painting cannot be viewed alone with naked eyes and needs magnifying glass to view the details. This painting technique is a fine art, and has been considered very prestigious historically by the people who knew these forms. The master for the workshop is Padmashri Shakir Ali, winner of many prestigious national and international awards, and perhaps the best miniature artist in the world brings the magic of “different gharanas” into the various forms of arts.  Learn Rajasthani miniature in 2 day workshop. 

Phoolon Ke Rang Se- Natural Dyes and Block Printing
Date: 25-26 November 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​​Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens

​Facilitator: Dr. Himadri Ghosh, Dir.Banasthali Institute of Design

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Kantha Embroidery
Date: Postponed (New Dates to be decided)
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm​Explore exotic embroidery technique, motifs & stories Kantha embroidery is derived from 'Katha'-which represents the most iconic stories of West Bengal, this rare craft also has sanskrit connotation that means ‘rags’, which reflects the fact that Kantha embroidery is made up of discarded garments or textiles or perhaps the best example of oldest sustainable & recycled craft of the world! The legend for the workshop is Mahamaya Sikder, master craftswoman of Kantha. A National Awardee and the President Award Winner she got trained in Kantha embroidery under the shadow of her grandmother and mother who were amongst the people who brought Kantha to global fora and were the legends of masters of Kantha embroidery. Today 300 artisans get trained under her; she is helping pass this craft to younger generations and to the world nomads​

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