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Watercolor class

Dear friends,

Currently, I am busy recording videos for my upcoming class about watercolor painting in sketchbooks. The intention of this class is to show how watercolor painting can be easy and when done in a sketchbook, it can be even easier. By this, I mean that when I paint on an expensive sheet of watercolor paper, I have the fear of messing up and possibly wasting such a nice paper and getting a bad painting on it.

On the other hand, when I paint in a sketchbook, I have no such fear because I am not painting for a gallery or exhibition. Sketchbook is my private area where I get to practice fearlessly, mess up and still not feel guilty about it. I want my students to experience this freedom.

The truth is that when I paint without the fear of judgment, the painting usually turns out nicer than the painting done under the fear. Isn’t that the whole intention of practicing art, to be able to paint better and better?

Here are few stills from that class.


Eco-friendly Ganapati idol making workshop

Ganapati idol making workshop

This year’s first batch of Ganapati idol making workshop is starting on 1st July. There are few seats still open but you’ll have to register fast if you want to join this batch. Details and registration here: https://www.mandarmarathefineart.com/eco-friendly-ganapati-idol-making-workshop/

Ganapati - Mandar Marathe Fine Art

2017 Eco-friendly Ganapati idol making workshop

Registration for the batch starting on 1st July is open.

“Eco-friendly Ganapati idol making workshop” is a two-session workshop in which you’ll learn and make a Ganapati idol using clay with your hands and few simple tools. Over last 8 years, more than 1100 people of age from 15 to 75 have successfully made idols in these workshops. Interestingly, more than 95% had never made anything with clay earlier in life.

Now it’s your turn to join this workshop and make an idol with your own hands and feel more blessed.

Details of this batch:

Fee: Rs. 1800/- per participant.
Bonus: In addition to this in-studio workshop, you’ll also get FREE lifetime access to my online course “Learn to paint a Ganapati idol” ( worth $20) using which you’ll be able to paint the idol you make.

Material: All materials required to make the idol shall be provided for use during the workshop. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be taking home the idol you make.
Age criteria: Participant’s age must be 15 years or above. No upper age limit.
Sessions: This workshop is divided into 2 sessions.
Session 1: Saturday, 1 July 9.30 am to 12.30 pm – In this session, we’ll be making the base, torso and all four hands of the idol
Session 2: Sunday, 2 July 9.30 am to 12.30 pm – In this session, we’ll be making the head, trunk, ornaments and other details to complete the idol.

Click here for more information and registration!

Ganapati idol making workshop : CSR


Yesterday I conducted a eco-friendly ganapati idol making workshop for 36 children of grade 7,8 and 9 at a school at Shivli near Pavna dam, Pune.

I shot two videos, one at half time and another at the end of workshop. Here they are:

This workshop was facilitated by Lumax Auto Techonologies Pvt Ltd as part of their CSR activity.

I thoroughly enjoyed the teaching, the scenic location, ever helpful company of Lumax HR team, the school teachers and of course the smiles on the children’s faces at the end of the workshop!

It’s hard to believe sometimes that work can be so enjoyable!

You can see more of my works here:
1. Website: https://www.mandarmarathefineart.com

2. YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/mandarmma…

3. Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/mandarmarath…

4. Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/marathemandar/

5. Twitter : @MandarMFineArt

6. My online courses:

• Learn the art of clay sculpting: Make a Ganapati idol – https://www.udemy.com/sculpting-ganap…

• Learn to paint a Ganapati idol – https://www.udemy.com/learn-to-paint-…

• Handbuilt Pottery Techniques and Projects – https://www.udemy.com/handbuilt-potte…