Smell the Coffee

Smell the Coffee

Coffee Art with Warli

If you ask a coffee lover, they will list out several advantages of having a cup of morning joe. It helps you kick start your day, feels energetic, burns fat, may lower the risk of several conditions like type 2 diabetes, and so on. Well, take all these findings with a pinch of salt.

How would you feel if we say we will drink the coffee and paint with it! You would frown at the thought of wasting a fresh cup of coffee!

That’s exactly what Jyothisha did on Sunday of 6/27/21. She decided to have a workshop on Coffee painting in the Warli style of art. Warli is a folk art from the state of Maharashtra in India. Warli is the depiction of daily and social events of the Warli tribe of Maharashtra. Warli was discovered in the early seventies; the origins might be traced to the 10th century AD. Warli art is done on mud walls with white paste, with occasional yellow and red dots; the paste is a mixture of rice paste and water with gum as a binding. A series of dots and dashes make a line, and it’s rare to see a straight line.

Smell the coffee!

Our instructor Jyothisha, an expert in various art forms like Warli, Lipan, Abstract, and others, decided to spend time with kids to teach them a simple yet beautiful art with Coffee.

She decided to create a landscape with a temple near a tree shade. The workshop began by outlining the approximate sketch with HB pencil, filling the details with a concoction of fresh coffee with little water, and using a round brush size zero.  By the end of an hour, the kids had created a wonderful painting that looked beautiful and smelt greater! The kids were excited to create art with coffee.

We will be conducting similar workshops to educate on the lesser-known art forms worldwide and make it a fun learning experience.

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