Materials used during our visit and hati (elephant) painted by Elizabeth on our tour
While in Jaipur, we had the opportunity to see the ancient art of miniature painting in action. The brushes have chipmunk hair and are sometimes dipped in paint infused with gold. The artists can only work for limited hours a day as the experience is delicate, tedious, and intense. To learn more about this intriguing art form click here: Rajasthani miniature paintings (not the artist we visited). I brought home a miniature painting of Ganesh, god of wisdom and learning and the remover of obstacles.
I shared the hati (elephant), drawn by the artists we visited in Jaipur, with my 6th graders in Durham, North Carolina. Although my students did not use gold for paint, their final creations were spectacular. I believe the artists in Jaipur would be honored to work beside these 6th grade artists!
Come to room 212 to see the rest!
This is awesome, I can’t wait to see the rest.
This was such a cool project! It was very hard to keep in the lines. You had to go very slow.
hi! As I read this, I am in Jaipur!!! We arrived today and have been to the marble temple built in 1984 at the base of the fort/castle (I would misspell it terribly, so I hope this brings back memories)!! Tomorrow I will show our wonderful Indian guide, Ragu, these fabulous paintings! What timing! I am thinking of you often, Patty, as I travel through INDIA! Namaste!
@Trena I LOVED Jaipur!! We got to see so many crafts there. I can’t wait to see more of your pictures!
I really loved this project. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to let us do this.
Very great pictures, I agree with Amanda it was very hard to keep in the lines!!
The paintings were fun to complete, but they were definitely very difficult.
This looks very fun! Are we going to do this this year?
I haven’t done this in a few years. Would you like to?