Rangoli – Indian Designs

Learn about the Indian art form of Rangoli – and create your own designs – with CultureALL Ambassador Sonal Mistry.

Workshop Description

Rangoli is an art form that blends the beautiful colors of diverse Indian culture and tradition. Designs are created with a vibrant mix of colors at the entrance of many Indian houses as a wonderful welcome to guests. The motifs or designs used for Rangoli are mostly taken from the natural surroundings like that of a peacock, swans, vines, animals, flowers, and footprints of Gods or Goddesses. In the early days, colors were drawn from the bark of trees and leaves, but in the present time many synthetic forms are available. People today even use home spices and condiments like red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, and pulses to decorate their rangoli.

During this workshop, participants explore art, math, geometry as well as culture, ecology and history as they create their own rangoli designs.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Sonal Mistry
Region/Culture India
Subject(s) Social Studies, Art, Math, History
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min
Supplies/Equipment Needed: 2 display tables, white glue