Ultimate Art

Indian Chittara

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Lesson Description

The South Indian state of Karnataka has a distinctive style of art and culture. It’s time to discover the beautiful art styles of the Kannada people!

In this class, your child will learn how to create a Chittara. They will be taught about the different pigments that are traditionally used to create this artwork. They will also be provided with a brief history of Chittara artwork.

They will begin by marking the centre of the page using a ruler. They will practise drawing different lines with a white pen and ruler. They will understand the difference between vertical, horizontal, diagonal and parallel lines. They will learn how to create intricate details in their Chittara, using the white pen.

Materials required

  • Black paper
  • White pen