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Learn the techniques of Warli art, an ancient art form originating from the Warli tribe in Maharashtra, India, in a hands-on workshop by visual artist Sowmya Bondugulapati. Attendees will learn the basic techniques of this simple yet powerful art form and get to take home a warli art piece of their own creation!

No previous arts experience is required to participate. This is an all-ages, family-friendly workshop for all levels of experiences and abilities. Sowmya will demonstrate the foundational elements of Warli art and lead attendees through a hands-on step-by-step process to create their Warli art piece that they can take home with them.

RSVP via Eventbrite required, with suggested pay-what-you-can donation to support additional and ongoing programs celebrating the work of local artists specializing in Indian arts, music, and cultural traditions.

Note: Due to capacity limitations, there are a limited number of free RSVPs for each event. We encourage you to RSVP via the pay-what-you-can donation ticket and reserve the free RSVPs for community members who cannot afford to attend otherwise.


What is Warli Art?
Warli art, originating from the Warli tribe of Maharashtra, India, holds a unique charm that captivates hearts worldwide. This ancient art form is renowned both for its simplicity and profound storytelling capabilitie Utilizing basic geometric shapes such as circles, triangles, and squares, Warli artists intricately weave narratives of rural life, spirituality, and community bonds onto canvas. The minimalist style, characterized by white motifs on a mud or charcoal background, imparts a timeless elegance to each creation.

About the Presenter
Born and raised in the vibrant tapestry of India, Sowmya Bondugulapati discovered her passion for art amidst a childhood filled with diverse cultural expressions and the kaleidoscope of nature’s wonders. For her, art  is the profound appreciation of wonder captured in myriad forms. It is the exquisite dance of colors on canvas, the intricate play of light and shadow, and the silent poetry of shapes and lines. In every stroke of the brush, in every sculpture’s curve, she finds the magic of existence unfolding before her eyes. Throughout her growth as an artist, Sowmya has remained deeply rooted in her Indian heritage as she continues to immerse herself in the world of art, constantly seeking new avenues of expression and inspiration


About the Festival
Wonderful India is a month-long festival featuring local artists and performers representing different regions and traditions of India. Experience artwork, music performances, dance recitals, community gatherings, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations in celebration of India’s artistic and cultural traditions.

Plan Your Visit to the Festival
Open Gallery Hours are scheduled at designated times through the week, along with curated cultural events and performances on the weekends. To view details about the schedule and lineup of artists and performers, visit www.wonderfulindiafestival.com.

Production & Supporters
Wonderful India Festival is produced by Artly World Nonprofit and has been financed in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.

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