This course will take students through the process of creating an Indian miniature painting, inspired by examples of Mughal botanical paintings.
Students will be guided through the traditional method of transferring the image to burnished wasli paper using ink and squirrel hair brushes.
Using handmade pigments from India, students are taught how to prepare and apply these beautiful colours which are then burnished in preparation for the detailed work of miniature painting.
Working with a squirrel hair brush, students are taught the special technique of prataj, creating the exquisite detail associated with these beautiful paintings.
This course is taught by Samantha 'Sam' Buckley. Sam is an Indian miniature painter who has designed work for The Highgrove Shop in Tetbury, and Traditional Arts in London. In 2010 Samantha contributed two painted elephant sculptures to Elephant Parade, an event in London raising money for the Asian Elephant. In 2011 she was invited by the renowned artist Dr Desmond Lazaro to undertake a one-year apprenticeship in India to extend her knowledge and technique of miniature painting, developing work for an exhibition in London at The Ben Brown Gallery. She completed her MA at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in 2006, receiving a distinction for her studies in miniature painting.
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About your host, The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
We teach and research arts and crafts of the world's great traditions.
We offer workshops and short, practical courses in traditional arts and crafts. These are open to anyone over the age of 18 and suit all levels of ability and experience, from beginners to seasoned practitioners.
Students will be asked to bring their own watercolour brushes, either synthetic or natural sable. The sizes will be specified closer to the date of the course. All other materials will be provided in the class. Saturdays, 6, 13, and 27 April; 11 May. There will be no class on 20 April and 4 May.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.