India's Hindu population celebrates Diwali with these colorful scrolls. Make similar paintings and explore this cultural art form.
Research the customs of India, the country's Bengali scroll painters (patua or chitrakar) and the artworks they produce (pats). Parallel their works of art to that of contemporary cartoonists, storytellers, and folklorists in various countries. Compare both technique and subject matter. Find out about the Hindu celebration of Diwali.
On a long sheet of rolled paper, use Crayola® Markers to draw several panels that tell a story in a style similar to that of a Bengali scroll. Each panel should be a simple but independent image that relates to the next image in sequence. Use bright colors.
Roll up the ends of the scroll. Tell your pats story as you unroll each row of panels.
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