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Rangoli patterns for Diwali

entertainment Updated: Sep 24, 2011 01:17 IST

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With just a month left for Diwali, learn how to make different rangoli patterns.

Fresh Colours: Reflection of Art

This centre teaches 10-12 types of rangoli designs. The popular ones include bangles rangoli, permanent rangoli, rangoli with coloured suji and rice, and, fresh flowers and water rangoli. The most sought after type of rangoli here is the manjhna type. This rangoli is made on a plak of wood and is for decorative purposes. Such rangoli patterns also form the rangoli platters, which are taught and sold here. Students are expected to get their own material to the class.
Where: B-6/6 ,Near Raghunath Mandir, Lal Quarter, Krishna Nagar
Contact: 011-66435231
Cost: Rs 750

Creative World Hobby Classes

Come here to learn the traditional and typical designs of rangoli. With only four types of rangoli art forms being taught here, this school emphasises on perfection and not variety. Only five to seven students are inducted per class, as the school wants to give personal attention to their students. The types of rangoli taught here include, powder, buraada (powdered wood), fresh flowers and water rangoli. The class is usually one week long. For Diwali, the school is also offering courses on candle-making and chocolate-making.
Where: C-467 Opp District Park, Sarita Vihar
Contact: 9810304372
Cost: Rs 1,500

Kalakriti Hobby Classes

These hobby classes are for those who want to go for a crash course to learn any one type of rangoli. The teachers here teach the art of rangoli-making in as less as a day’s time. So, if you don’t have much time to spare, then head to these classes. The types of rangoli taught here include sand, fresh flowers and water. The school plans to hold special classes for the festival of Diwali and has started receiving requests for the same.
Where: M - 311 Guru Harkishan Nagar, Paschim Vihar
Cost: Depends on the type of the rangoli
Contact: 9818522255

Chhabra Hobby Classes

Join these classes if you want to take up rangoli-making as a profession, or if you just want to make it a hobby. The hobby course, which is five days long, will help you learn how to make only sand rangoli. The method is taught to the students using mediums like cardboard cut outs and tracing. Under the professional course, the students are taught five types of rangoli sand, fresh flowers, coloured stone, waste material and water. The water rangoli is making designs with sand or flowers on water, which requires a special technique that is taught here.
Where: ZP 55 Maurya Enclave, Pitampura
Contact: 9910007009
Cost: Rs 1,000 (hobby), Rs 2,500 (professional)

Kamal Hobby Classes

Apart from more than 20 types of recreational courses taught here, the school also teaches rangoli-making. The teacher here believes in imparting the knowledge of the art, step by step. From drawing the designs to the filling of colours, each and every step of making rangoli is taught here. Among the various types of rangoli designs taught here, the popular ones are sand rangoli and the fresh flower rangoli. Batches can be scheduled according to the requirement of the customer.
Where: Wz-1836, Backside Kapil Body Temple, Rani Bagh
Cost: Depends on the course
Contact: 9312665196