Experience A Curated Artistic Workshop In The Heritage City Of Jaisalmer This Year

Experience A Curated Artistic Workshop In The Heritage City Of Jaisalmer This Year

With hands-on workshop during the day and magical live music in the evenings, RETH 2020 is a curated artistic workshop being held in the heritage city of Jaisalmer, in collaboration with Shifting Frames, from 29th Jan to 2nd Feb at the Nachana Haveli and Narayan Niwas Palace - Jaisalmer.

It is a creative residential festival which strives to create a space for cultural transmission through engaging experiences for the artistically-inclined and curious audience. The workshops curated for Reth range from Ancient Crafts and Anatomy Drawing to more contemporary media like Sand Animation, Film and Music. Some of the workshops cater to artists and film makers, and some are open to anyone interested in experiencing Jaisalmer through an artistic lens.

Miniature and Kadiya

In an era of short format content, YouTube learning, Instagram tutorials, and hobby workshops in cities, RETH is an attempt to offer urban audiences a chance to take a few days off, and learn new art forms directly from master artists, to use their hands, spend time being physically engaged with creativity, and be inspired by India’s rich cultural heritage.

The event is open to anyone and everyone. You don’t need to be an artist. If you want to travel with your family or kids, you can get in touch with us. We are a safe space and are inclusive.

Here are some of the interesting workshops you can expect at the event

I. Sand animation : In this workshop by Adithya Vipparthi, you will conceptualise images and then create an animation by a process which requires that you apply sand to a surface, and then rendering images by drawing lines and figures in the sand with one’s hands. A motion designer in multiple mediums, Adithya Vipparthi believes that simple visuals can communicate the most complex narratives. It is a fun workshop, where no prior experience is required.

II. A curated fort walk with hidden stories by a member of the royal family

The event being held at venues like the Nachana haveli and the Narain Niwas Palace, promises to weave stories that surround the area. Situated in the heart of the old city of Jaisalmer, Nachana Haveli was built in the early 18th century by the royal family of Maharwal Jaisal, the founder of Jaisalmer. Being one of the architectural marvels of the time, the Nachana Haveli exudes an unmistakeable sense of history which transcends time. Standing grand amidst modern day Jaipur, the Narain Nivas Palace is another such heritage hotel bringing back stories from the ancient past. These hidden stories would be explored through curated walks spearheaded by a member of the royal family.

III. A blend of crafts and artistic experiences to explore Jaisalmer in collaboration with Art & Found

Jaisalmer, being one of the most historically-rich cities of India, has many places to explore and study. In collaboration with Art & Found.co, a platform selling affordable pieces of art, this event at Jaisalmer provides you an opportunity to experience Jaisalmer in a way you have never before done so.

IV. Mughal Miniature Painting

Mughal painting is a particular style of South Asian painting confined to miniatures, either as book illustrations or as single works to be kept in albums. It emerged from Persian miniature painting, and developed largely in the court of the Mughal emperors from the 16th through the 18th century. Master artist, Ajay Sharma and contemporary artist, Meenakshi Sengupta, will be conducting a workshop on the art form in this event. This workshop would be conducted in collaboration with Shifting Frames, online art gallery representing emerging artists from the Indian sub-continent.

Date: 29th Jan – 2nd Feb

Time: 11am – 10 pm

Venue: Nachana Haveli and Narayan Niwas Palace – Jaisalmer

Ticket prices: 17,000 - 43,000 (depending on type of accomodation)

You can purchase tickets here.

You can find more information here.

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