Rangoli making Demonstration

Name of the Department: Fine Arts

Name of the Event/Activity/Workshop/Seminar: Rangoli making Demonstration

Date: 30 October ’21

Venue: Room 509

No. of Participants: 21

Objective of the workshop/seminar/activity: To nurture student’s creative aspect of making rangoli with cutouts, MDF motifs and other materials




Festivals hold a great sentiment in our Indian culture. We all come together to celebrate it with all love and warmth. Decorating our homes and workplaces becomes an integral part of these festivities, our tradition and culture. This is where Rangoli making comes in. Rangoli is a fabulous hand drawing art, originating in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor using materials such as colours, diyas, flower petals, glitters etc. It is a way to express imagination. The purpose of rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck as well. Keeping this in mind, a Rangoli making demonstration was organised on 30 October, 2021 under the Fine Arts guild.


With the advancements in technology and changed perspectives, a need to change the way our traditional rangolis were made was felt. Ms. Sheetal Chitlangiya demonstrated how we can use various materials and paper to make rangoli in a very different manner. She showed the students how to use MDF motifs and cutouts made with paper, thermocol to create designs. She guided the students in using the basic available materials at our homes to decorate not only the entrance of any place but the corners and the hallways too.


In our world where everything revolves around reuse and recycling, she showed the students how a traditional rangoli can be upgraded and reused as many times and in as many designs as we want. The students were made aware of the process of making the motifs by themselves and design and redesign the rangoli patterns.


 All of the 21 students who witnessed the demonstration got exposed to a new world of rangoli and found a very creative way of presenting our traditional rangoli designs.  It helped students to remain in close touch with their culture in their own reformed style. This motivated the students to perform and outshine in their creative skills.