Warli paintings are done on walls of the huts of Warli tribe. Warlis are tribals who live in Thane district in the hinterland of Maharashtra, in simple dwellings of clay and reed plastered with cowdung.
Warli is derived from warla meaning: a piece of land or a field.
These paintings depict social life, like marriage, dance, sowing, harvesting or hunting.Each painting is usually an entire scene that contains various elements of nature including people, animals, trees, hills etc.Warli Paintinghttp://maps.google.com
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White color is used as it is considered sacred and pious.
A Visit to a cityA city seen through the eyes of Warli people with roads, buildings, cars and buses.
Dancing through the nightWomen tie their hair in a single knot at the back of the head. Men and women alternate in a spiral formation and dance without turning their backs to the persons playing the musical instruments
The GodA temple with a deity inside. There is a marriage procession at the bottom with the bride and the groom riding a horse and other people playing musical instruments and dancing.
The New CropWarli people harvesting the new crop. In the centre, bulls are walking on the new crop allowing the grains to separate. The separated grains are then dropped from a height allowing the wind to separate the husk from the grains.
Weekly BazaarPeople gather at the marketplace once a week. There are shops selling fruits, vegetables, earthen pots, clothes, cooking pots, bangles, sweetmeats and livestock.
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Harvest and Celebartion
Lesson PlanWarli PaintingActivity: Elements of art figuresGrade: 6th, 7th, and 8th.Goal / Concepts: Creativity/ Imagination/ self expressionInstructional Objectives / SOLs:6.2 The student will use the principles of design, including proportion, rhythm, balance, emphasis, variety, and unity, to express ideas and create images. 6.5 The student will use visual memory skills to produce a work of art.6.21 The student will respond to works of art and analyze those responses in terms of cultural and visual meaning. 7.5 The student will communicate information and ideas through illustration.7.19 The student will explore and identify subjects, themes, and symbols as they relate to meaning in works of art. 8.2 The student will further expand and develop the use of the elements of art and the principles of design. 8.11 The student will provide evidence of the critical and artistic processes used to achieve final art solutions in personal works of art by documenting preparation, rough drafts, and final solutions.8.13 The student will identify and analyze art and architecture from various world cultures, periods, or civilizations by styles, symbolism, and technological impact.Significant Idea of Lesson: TSW create painting using the Warli style of painting but using themes that would express themselves.Focus Activity (Anticipatory Set): TSW talk about what they thought about the style of painting and as questions relating to the Warli tribe and their subject of creating art. TTW also show students where India is and where the tribe comes from in India. TTW also show students examples of different works of art done by the Warli tribe. TTW also show examples of painting done by the teacher using the Warli style of painting.Explanation:TTW give an example of how to create figures using the Warli style.TSW then create a rough sketch for their painting and describe to the teacher what they intend to do.TSW then get a piece of brown paper bag and draw their scene with pencil. TSW make sure that they atleast have twelve figures in their painting and a border using different geometric shapes and forms.TSW then use black, white and red color that is made from rice flour to paint.TSW will show to the teacher and discuss if anything is needed to finish the painting.Student Summery: TSW share the painting with the class and talk about their topic and what they thought about the style of painting and the use of rice flour as paint.Materials: Brown paper bag, pencil, rice flour, acrylic paint and brushes.Assessment: TTW fill out the assessment sheet and make sure they have used required techniques and amount of figures in their painting.