Courses in ChitraSopanam

Workshops

Our workshops in major cities help students learn the art form with direct teacher supervision .

Online Classes

Our classes aim at providing an uninterrupted access to learn despite long distances and time constraints.

Learning Concept

"GURUKULA SYSTEM OF EDUCATION HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE ANCIENT TIMES. IN THE ANCIENT TIMES, PEOPLE WHO WERE INTERESTED TO STUDY MURAL PAINTING, FIRST FIND AN APT GURU"


Gurukula is the most ancient system of education in existence. In those days the student with keen interest and quest for knowledge would approach an adept guru. Stay put at the guru’s home along with other students, help the guru in every aspect of living and learn from him with utmost dedication. While staying away from home and family, with no other distractions, this form of education would last for several years, where in the student has an opportunity to learn and master the deepest of skills and knowledge. With respect to Kerala mural the entire process from wall preparation through the anatomy of drawing till the eye opening ceremony of a finished painting, would have been mastered by the student, having given an opportunity to the student to master, with profound understanding the art form, which looks simple but in reality if quite complicated. Now a days, So many people in different corners of the world understand the importance of this art, appreciate its aesthetics, skill and grace. Many people are also interested not just to learn but to study deeply this art and technique of mural painting which is meditative and has higher implications. We have been trying for so many years now to help art enthusiasts in this regard. Today most people are used to trace or copy already existent drawings and color them which does not qualify under creative art. The basic aspects of mural painting are:

1. Anatomy, postures of various characters,
2. Elements like animals and trees,
3. Decorative elements like clothes, ornaments, tools, weapons, designs and fillers and finally
4. color schemes and compositions.


We intend to impart all these above mentioned elements to our students through properly structured course. Our training aims at making the student capable of being a skilled artist.
Our teaching module is grouped under two structures WORKSHOPS and ONLINE CLASSES. Our workshops in major cities help students learn the art form with direct teacher supervision and intense sessions of training, however our online classes aim at providing an uninterrupted access to learn despite long distances and time constraints. Based on the order of the subjects, the course can be divided into four levels. They are Praveshika, Naipunya, Acharya I and II. Each level is continuous to other levels. This is the structure module, successive pursual of each level is the prerequisite for the next.

  • PRAVESHIKA

    This level is for people who have average ability to draw and intense wish to learn which leads to the creation of a beautiful mural art. In this level the student gets to learn basic measurements and scales, decorative and ornamental elements etc. We try to simplify these subjects and it helps the students to easily understand. Praveshika helps the trainee to enter the next level of training and also helps to understand making shapes(ROOPA NIRMMITHI) very deeply.

  • NAIPUNYA

    Naipunya is the continuity of Praveshika. This level gives an insight to the student to handle different subjects such as different type of ‘Thalapramanas’ different sitting and standing positions etc. Upon completion of this level it is possible to draw the image based on ‘dhyanaslokas’.

  • ACHARYA- I

    Acharya- I is the continuity of Naipunya. Complicated drawing of god and goddesses, drawing based on mythological story situations, training on making an image using different ‘Thalapramanas’ are the subjects handled in the Acharya-I course.

  • ACHARYA- II

    Making natural colours, making natural brushes, preparation of wall, application of colours, and using this colours in drawing are the main subjects in Acharya-II courses.This level is not possible through online mode of learning because the student has to execute all the skills picked up in the previous levels on the walls directly. Now it is conducted only in Kerala. Once the students have completed acharya level 1 can approach our kerala studio, upon testing the skills of the student we select them to be promoted to this level and continue their mural journey.

Different Courses

Praveshika

Course for people who have average ability to draw and intense wish to learn which leads to the creation of a mural art.In this level the student gets to learn basic measurements, decorative & ornamental elements etc.

Naipunya

Naipunya is the continuity of Praveshika. This level gives an insight to the student to handle different subjects such as different type of ‘Thalapramanas’ different sitting and standing positions etc.

Acharya- I

Complicated drawing of god and goddesses, drawing based on mythological story situations, training on making an image using different ‘Thalapramanas’ are the subjects handled in the Acharya-I course.

Acharya- II

Making natural colours, making natural brushes, preparation of wall, application of colours, and using this colours in drawing are the main subjects in Acharya-II courses