India is truly a land of rich art, tradition and culture. The elements practised and celebrated here age with grace. No modernization as of now has been able to replace its beauty; it instead has managed to add to it. One such art that made its presence in Bengal and is in practice since about more than 5000 years is Dhokra art. It is a unique craftation of astonishing metal figurines that are usually made from bronze and copper-based alloys using lost wax casting. 

To have the art piece curated completely you at least need a month or two. Are we going to create that today? Well, not exactly but the Circle Community’s Clay Dhokra Figurine workshop with Namita Saxena will truly try to walk you through the essentials of the art form for you to make a note of it. So, keep scrolling to enrol in order to witness the magical spread of the art form. 

About the Artist:- 

Namita Saxena holds an impressive enthusiasm for learning and exploring different types of art and art forms. She has indulged herself in the same for a very long period of time. Practising clay art gives her immense pleasure and satisfaction. Thus, she practices it on a larger scale and also holds commendable expertise on the same. 

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The workshop began:- 

The workshop began with the host giving a warm introduction about the artist and her years of experience in the art field. She then took over the session and began with discussing the importance of the art form in detail in order to allow learners to have a sound understanding of it. 

She then swiftly began with practising the steps to make the art piece. She made sure to be sound enough to keep the learners in a constant loop of the practice. Following constructive steps she slowly along with the attendees curated a beautiful Dhokra Figurine out of clay and topped it with necessary elements. 

Towards the end of the workshop:-

Towards the end of the workshop, Namita Saxena along with the attendees created an eye-soothing Dhokra Figurine that seemed truly surreal. The pieces created by the attendees were highlighted and tailored with effective comments that helped them enhance their pieces for a further run. These attendees were of different age groups passionately connected to learning new art and art forms. 

The Circle Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. 

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!

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