Cheriyal Painting Workshop

(Lord Krishna theme)

23 Nov onwards / 3 batches / 2pm, 4pm or 6pm
Rs. 1500/-

per painting class

Cheriyal is a village in Siddipet district in the state of Telangana in India. The Cheriyal style of painting is believed to be more than five centuries old depicting stories in a narrative style of several mythological characters prevalent in India.

Create detailed Lord Krishna themed Cheriyal paintings ready to be framed. A predetermined composition will be used to understand the unique motifs and painting techniques as per the traditional style of colour selection. Choose a batch to make 1 painting or choose all three batches to make 3 different paintings under one theme to adorn a wall in your home!

About the Artist
Second generation master artisan and State Awardee Madhu Merugoju will be teaching us the intricacies of Cheriyal painting in this workshop. With several regional awards like the Kalanidhi & Mega award he has trained more than 4000 students in his career of 20+ years. Sponsored by the Govt. of India DC Handicrafts he has been teaching at the ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’, ‘Handicrafts Technical Training Programme’ & ‘Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya’.

What you will learn Hands On

  • Composition and layout of typical borders, motifs & patterns
  • Process of making natural colour through virtual presentations
  • Traditional painting techniques by renowned master artisan

What you can create

  • 1 painting at the end of 3 hours across 2 days or
  • 2 paintings at the end of 6 hours across 4 days or
  • 3 paintings at the end of 9 hours across 6 days

What you need to carry

  • Paper: A3 size; Canvas)
  • Colours: Acrylic, Set of 12
  • Brushes: Round, #000, 00, 0, 1 and upto #12
  • Fine Artline Pens, Colour Palette and Water
  • Hair dryer to dry the paint application(saves time)
  • Pencil, eraser and scale 

Participants need to be ready with the sketch outline that will be shared before the class on the A3 size canvas. We will share this when you book. 


  • Rs. 1500/- for a 2-day workshop (1 Painting in 3 hours)


  • Rs. 2600/- for a 4-day workshop   (2 Paintings in 6 hours)
  • Rs. 3300/- for a 6-day workshop  (3 Paintings in 9 hours)