Indian Miniature Painting
|Dates:||3 June 2017 - 24 June 2017|
|Location:||The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG|
This course will take students through the process of creating an Indian miniature painting.
Students will be guided through the traditional method of transferring the image to burnished wasli paper using ink and squirrel hair brushes. The tutor will provide a selection of traditional images from the many different schools of Indian painting, from Rajasthani Mughal and Kota to the hills of northern India.
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.
The final stage is to create a border using gold to complete the image.
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.