Drawing for Indian Miniature Painting

Subject: Drawing
Dates: 9 December 2019 - 13 December 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Susana Marin
Full Price
£ 385

Learning and improving the art of drawing, so essential for any student of miniature painting, will be the focus of this course. Starting with simple drawing exercises and then moving to the human figure as the main subject, students will learn the proportions of body and face in the Indian tradition as well as how to differentiate facial archetypes in different Indian miniature styles. The goal is to provide students with technical skills and stylistic knowledge that will enable them to draw subjects of miniature painting freehand and with confidence.

Drawing and sketching is the core practice of Indian miniature painting. This course will focus on improving drawing skills with both pencil and brush; understanding the proportions of figures and faces in Indian miniature painting; identifying figural types in different Indian miniature styles; drawing hands in different positions; gaining confidence in freehand drawing with the brush; sketching your own composition.

Students will be given examples of Pahari, Rajasthani and Mughal drawings which they can use to make an exact copy or as a reference to draw their own.

Who is this course for?

All levels of ability and experience welcome.

Where will the course take place?

Date Location
Monday School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tuesday 10:30 - 13:00 School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tuesday 14:15 - 17:30 Victoria & Albert Museum: Meet your tutor no later than 14:15 pm at the Meeting Point at the Sackler Centre in the V&A, where you may be able to use the lockers there for your belongings. The easiest way to reach the Sackler Centre is through the Exhibition Road entrance to the Museum, from which point the route is clearly signposted. Once your group is assembled and your belongings are secured, please take the lift up to Level 3 to enter The Study Room for your 2 hour session. Please note: Food and drink must not be brought into The Study Room under any circumstances, including chewing gum. Do not use pens to make notes or draw, as the potential for ink staining puts objects at risk. Pencils are welcome.
Wednesday   School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Thursday   School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Friday   School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy.

Avoid wearing:

Baggy clothing (especially sleeves)

Loose jewellery

Short sleeve t-shirts (when there is a chance of contact with hazardous materials)

High heels or open toed shoes

What should I bring to the course?

0.5 or 0.3 mechanical pencil

Sable pointed brush in number 0 or 1

Plastic paint palettes with wells

Notebook for making notes - optional

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

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

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

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions.

Tutor biography

Susana Marin

Susana Marín,PhD, has been a painter and musician since childhood. She trained in traditional Indian painting with masters of Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan and received her Doctoral Degree at the Prince’s School for her research into the living tradition of Pahari painting and its relevance in the 21st century. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and the Indian Subcontinent. She also gives workshops internationally and is committed to support the preservation and continuation of Pahari painting.