Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Classroom Makeover in WARLI ART FORM

After the stress involved in relocating, one definitely needs a reward. I chose to watch a movie. Coincidently... it happened to be Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. I definitely knew about this book....,but was not aware that this was about blogging. As I sat watching the movie, tears rolled down my eyes and I began to realise...how much I missed blogging. That is when I decided to write and update my blog continuously. This post is dedicated to Julie Powell and Julia Child.


This post is about how we transformed an interior design classroom into a fascinating world of warli art. I thank all my students wholeheartedly for extending their support and showing interest in this project of mine.


As you can see, its a normal white boring classroom. Unfortunately, in an excitement to re-do the room, I forgot to take any before images of the room. This is the only one that I have and you can see a student working here.

Many blogs have already spoken about warli art. So, I think I will not venture deep into it. But a small note for the novice. Warli art form is a kind of painting found on the mud houses of some tribal groups in Maharashtra. The paint forms depict their daily life scenes in an attempt to showcase their culture. I found a lovely blog titled http://warlipaintingsart.blogspot.com/. Please check this for an extensive research on warli paintings.

So, after the makeover......
the beams that run through the room..........









While the beams and one wall were painted with warli, we chose to keep the other walls in a light green colour and adorned the walls with some colour boards.


I promise all my readers and followers who have been patiently mailing me everyday to update my blog that I will regularly update this blog with more and more interesting and useful articles. I also encourage every reader of mine to send me a message on what you would like to know from me with respect to interior design and decoration.

Linking this post to the July Carnival at The Key Bunch....

15 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely post!

vishnu said...

Proud to be in that classroom with some amazing friends...

Veda Murthy said...

superb post vasu! the classroom looks brilliant! with a teacher like you any student can get motivated. i bet they r missing you a lot!

veds

Emreen said...

Good to have u back...!!! Awesome job done... I love the wall... Lovely work...!!

Shanthi said...

WOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!! I always dream about having a warli wall in my entrance porch. That would mean importing an artist from India :-) or trying my hand at it and definetely the first option is the only solution. lovely post and thanks for sharing

Narayan Prabhakar said...

koool ya... well done.. :)

akhila said...

wow vasu the walls look lovely.thinking of trying this out on one of our terrace walls as a project for atharv and me this summer. mom son bonding activity!!! wish me luck!!! btw nice to have u back. i enjoyed reading ur blog.

Patricia Torres said...

Vasu... where have you been?? Long long time... Totally loved this post.. I love love warli.. and will surely check the blog..

Can you show us that complete class room.. Will be interesting to see how it looks in totality.. :-)

You take care.. and keep blogging..

Sharm said...

hey! good job,great work,lovedthe warli art, but hte abstract form over the green background is more appealing:-)

Ambika said...

Beautiful and neat! The white on orange combo gives it life!

Sangitha said...

Hi Vasudha,
That was superb.
and no you must not give up blogging.its a real stress buster.and also the exchange of knowledge on various design aspects is immense.
sometimes we do tend to get busy with so many other things that it just takes a back seat.
but for sure we have to keep it going!!

arati said...

Hi Vasudha,
Came across your article after a long time, but certainly an interesting one.Keep blogging more often!
Arati

Sarmistha said...

Vasu , what a lovely warli art done by ur students.I would ace if ihad classroom as gorgeous as this! You are very inspiring.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh gosh.. I've seen this .. and remember this warli now!! But gosh.. looks so different in the magazine.. Thought it was digital at first.. (in the article)..

Lovely Vasu!! Lovely!!

ivallap said...

this is beautiful! would you have a contact for warli artist in bangalore who can help me with couple of walls in our new home?