Madhubani Art Workshop/ Indian Folk Art - OPEN Ealing

Madhubani Art Workshop/ Indian Folk Art


Thursday 31st October 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Oak Road pop up,
8 Oak Road, W5 3SS

Madhubani Art Workshop

with Komal Madar

Thursday 31 October


A step by step tutorial in the art of Madhubani Painting



Did you know that Madhubani translates as Forest of Honey?

During the workshop Komal not only takes you through the history and tradition surrounding this artform, but gives you the tools and knowledge to learn how to create this style of painting, including how to create complex border designs using basic shapes.


This workshop focuses on traditional forms with the authentic style of painting using tools to give the original feel of the state of Mithila. It is the art of Painting using natural colours which is now replaced with acrylics, watercolours, inks and poster paints with intricate decorative designs and mark-making techniques drawn with wooden sticks, pens, and black markers are used creatively to fill.


Komal’s workshops are designed to provide a space to connect and bring people together whilst doing art mindfully and increasing a feeling of wellbeing and creative revitalisation. The repeat patterns in Madhubani art help guide you to find your flow through the process of painting whilst entering a relaxed state.


  • References will be provided for inspiration and as a starting point.
  • No prior experience required. The aim is toenjoy this art as a form ofmindfulness and art therapy.
  • You get to take back the beautiful painting that you make, and you will emailed a pdf Handout of all theresources and border template designed by me.


All the materials and equipment needed for the session will be provided, including Khadi rag paper handmade in India 150 gsm which supports Water Aid projects.


Workshop Fee: 25 per person

Please book using this link



About the Tutor:

Komal Madar is a British Indian painter. Her work incorporates materials such as, heavily textured impasto, pigment powders, straw, textiles, found objects, and various other mixed-media.

She studied at the prestigious UAL Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and Byam Shaw. Visually, Komal seeks for an element of beauty and mystery in her work, and for the point of entry to be intriguing to evoke an emotion in people. Her work embraces a rich, bold and vibrant palette and takes on three distinct forms; imagined and re-imagined Landscapes; her Indian heritage and the spiritual concepts of Hinduism and abstract paintings.

” I want the viewer to go on a journey that not only highlights my visions of colour but also offers an insight into my own subconscious/ spiritual state and my interest in ideas around transcendence.

Komal has enjoyed the success of exhibiting her work both inside and outside of the UK and has also been a twice-shortlisted artist at La Galleria Pall Mall for the Royal Arts Prize Exhibition in London. She held her first solo exhibition at the Hyatt Place Hotel in West London, (April 2018) where sheshowcased a large collection of her work;including paintings which featured in world leading names like Vogue, House and Garden, The World of Interiors, and Inside Artists magazine.Shehas undertaken commissioned art works for well renowned establishments, and sold paintings and Limited Edition prints worldwide.

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