Botanical Indian Miniature Painting

Subject: Painting
Dates: 6 April 2019 - 11 May 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Sam Buckley
Full price
£ 350

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.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring to class?

Students should bring their own watercolour brushes, preferably sable. Sizes 000, 2 and 5 are recommended. Either rounded or pointed brushes will work.

2 clean medium sized jam jars.

All other materials will be provided in the class.

What days do I attend?

Saturdays, 6, 13, and 27 April; 11 May. There will be no class on 20 April and 4 May.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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Tutor biography

Sam Buckley

Samantha Buckley 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 School in 2006, receiving a distinction for her studies in miniature painting.