Rangoli Folk Art

Saturday 6th October
Time – 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Venue – Arts Centre Forecourt 
(or an alternative venue if wet)

Led by Laura Callaway

Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor using materials such as coloured rice, chalks or flower petals. 

Ancient symbols in Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapes, deity impressions, or flower and petal shapes. The designs are colourful and a great way to get a community together to participate towards a big art piece 

The art is not permanent as it will get washed away in the rain. Rangoli patterns are always symmetrical and therefore very meditative and mindful to create. 

The act of creating outside and being in touch with the ground and materials is also very grounding and therapeutic. The collaborative way of working individually on areas on an image that all comes together creates a lovely sense of community effort.