Stay at an idyllic village called Raghurajpur in Odisha and learn its ancient art form from the local Pattachitra artists themselves.
In this village, it is believed that worship and art are one — each breathes life and gives meaning to the other. This unique program is designed to highlight the relationship between art and other keys aspects of our lives such as culture, emotion and history. It aims to educate students with the basic skill set required to create their own Pattachitra artworks and enlighten them about the local culture.
In addition to this, students interested in learning ‘Gotipua’, an ancient dance form, can do so by sparing time for daily practice.
Art sessions including all the required material. Accommodation for 5 nights and 6 days. All meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pick up & drop from/to the nearest airport or railway station. Local activities and sightseeing. Folk dance performance.
Meet wonderful local Patta Chitra artists and stay with them in an idyllic village. Immerse your creative self in a unique experience, to learn the ancient art of traditional cloth based scroll painting, in a place where it was originated. Enthusiasts willing to learn ancient Gotipua dance can take out an extra hour from their free time for daily practice.
Rs 21,000 per person only Contact +91 9607013300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1: Start your holiday with a village tour. Come back and learn the basics of Patta Chitra. Day 2: Workshop by artisans on mixing and making natural colours for the painting. Day 3: Get your hands dirty today as you make toys with Paper Mache and Cow dung. Sit back and enjoy a cultural dance performance in the evening. Day 4: Indulge in the art of painting Palm leaves and the famous Tusser Silk. Day 5: Visit Sun temple, Konark and Chilka Lake then watch the sun go down at Puri beach. Day 6: You can also choose to volunteer to teach children at a school nearby, or hone your Patta Chitra skills one more time before leaving.
Raghurajpur is at a distance of about 14 kms from Puri on the way to Bhubaneswar.