Madhubani Art Classes with Komal Madar

Komal Madar

26 Jun

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

£35 per person

Class details

Give yourselves a treat and join one (or more) of the Madhubani Art Classes led by Komal Madar. She has designed this unique workshop to offer you a mindful experience at the same time as creating a beautiful Indian folk art painting. You don’t need previous experience to join; just an interest in working with geometric patterns and unleashing your imagination. 


2 – 4pm

26 June


Sign up for 1 workshop = £35; including all your materials

Sign up for 4 Madhubani Art Classes = £120; including all your materials

To book your place, please click on this link

Madhubani Painting is also known as Mithila Painting and means Forest of Honey. It dates back to the 7th century AD and began in the Mithila region of Bihar in the Indian subcontinent.

The women from the different regions traditionally created Madhubani paintings. They painted on the freshly plastered mud (cow dung) walls and floors of huts, but now they are also use cloth, handmade paper and canvas.

When you study Madhubani art you will notice the complex geometrical patterns and three main themes:

  • Religious, (Gods)
  • Social (what you see in your society & community) 
  • Nature, (mountains, rivers, animals etc).

During your class Komal leads you step by step in the art of Madhubani Painting; including how to create the complex border designs. She has created a bespoke pattern-training sheet for you to use and you’ll draw the repeat patterns traditionally used in Indian folk art. You will also be working with carefully selected resources for inspiration. 

This is the ideal class if you are looking to:

  • Learn from a professional working artist
  • Take part in a hands on practical lesson
  • Learn traditional and contemporary art techniques
  • Push their creativity and experience something new
  • Create art mindfully and increase a feeling of wellbeing 


Komal gives you a starter pack that includes everything you need for the class and is for you to keep

•    Exclusive/bespoke pattern training worksheet

•    Carbon paper

•    Tracing paper

•    Paper Palette

•    A4 Khadi handmade paper

•    A drawing template to select from

•    Madhubani reference sheet

•    Pencil

Feel free to bring your own materials & resources.


Please click on this link to book your place

Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 26 Jun -
Sunday 2:00 pm
Fees: £35 per person

About the tutor

Komal Madar

Komal Madar is a British Indian mixed-media artist based in West London. She works from her art studio at Stewkley House Art Studios, Perivale, London Borough of Ealing. She studied at the Byam Shaw School of art (2007-8), The University of Reading BA, Fine Art (2003-7) and Central St Martins (2002-3).

Her indian heritage profoundly influenced her approach to painting, using references from Indian music, culture, religion and textiles; which also led her to use unconventional techniques. Madar’s works consist of layers of paint, Holi and Rangoli powders, glitter, collage, heavily textured impasto, straw, and textiles. Using heavily decorative and intricate patterns and wild mark-making techniques, she engages with widely diverse themes, including spirituality, concepts and mythology in Hinduism, sacred ideals, identity, Tantric paintings (Rajasthan), self-awareness and nature. 

“I want the viewer to go on a journey that not only evokes an emotion but one that offers an insight into my own subconscious and interest in ideas around transcendence. I want the freedom to explore my identity and expressions without boundaries.”

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