The Art of the Rangoli

It is common to see a rangoli outside or in the homes of our Hindu neighbours during festivals such as Deepavali. Ranging from simple to elaborate patterns, a rangoli is made up of simple materials that include powdered rice, flour, coloured sand or even spices. What is the significance of the rangoli during festivals such as the Festival of Lights? What inspires an artist when he/she creates a rangoli? Join us to find out more about the secrets behind this art form, and how this 5000-year intangible cultural heritage with its mesmerising geometry and symmetry is still being practised in Singapore in both traditional and contemporary styles. In this workshop, participants will also have the chance to create their very own contemporary take-home rangoli!

A participation fee of $10 applies. It will cover materials for the take-home rangoli and light refreshments.

Artist biography:
Sathyapriya Subramaniam is a freelance artist interested in sketching, painting and traditional art forms. She is interested in the art and science behind every art form and loves combining these two disciplines for her art projects. She is also a member of Urban Sketchers Singapore, capturing the everyday life and architecture of Singapore life. Many of her paintings have been exhibited in public libraries and she is also actively involved in conducting art and craft workshops for the public.
Sat Nov 3, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SGT
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The Salon, Level 1 at the National Museum of Singapore
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