Let out your innermost emotions in a physical form for everyone to see.
Head over to Rakesh Vyas's ongoing art workshop and learn how to make things with papier mache. Create something wonderful for the world to see, with some amazing guidance on how to learn the intricacies of this dying art form.
Jaipurites are known for having a knack for arts, history and culture. This workshop is one that allows you to hone your skills in the field of papier mache and create all sorts of funky stuff straight from your imagination. The best part? You don't need to have expert skills to make something that looks visually appealing and that's what's so great about papier mache.
At the workshop, you're not only making something that comes from within you, but you're also partaking in an activity that lets you get your emotions out. Feeling sad, happy or elated? Just bung it out in some form of papier mache and you'll see how much of a cathartic experience that can be.
For the uninitiated, we must talk about what papier mache actually is. Paper Mache, literally “chewed paper”, “pulped paper”, or “mashed paper” is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste. The material is easily mouldable, so it's up to you to create whatever you fancy.
Awarded the prestigious Meghraj Samman, Rakesh Vyas loves to work with children and has volunteered to work with NGOs in past. He loves to create paper mache designs on his terrace, come summer or winters.
He has participated in fairs and exhibitions in Rajasthan and Delhi, and trained many kids in schools and NGOs.
Rakesh Vyas derives a lot of satisfaction in his work. He enjoys seeing how adults and kids, both get involved in this art after a bit of hesitation, and that's what pushes him forward to create new things everyday.
Jaipur is full of all sorts of fun and happening events, that let you go wild. This workshop however is a place of peace and calm, one where people go and let out their emotions through art. For more information about the workshop, click here.