Pahari Painting: The Human Figure

Subject: Painting
Dates: 24 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Susana Marin
Full price
£ 385

This course will explore the stylisation of the human figure in Pahari painting, focussing on Guler and Kangra idioms. Participants will study iconic representations of Krishna and Radha, one of the central themes in Pahari painting. The course will also provide the opportunity of studying in depth the proportion and features of the human face as idealised in Guler and Kangra painting.

Using natural pigments and handmade paper students will be guided through the process of creating a traditional Indian painting.

Who is this course for?

All levels of ability and experience welcome.

What should I bring to the course?

Students will be asked to bring their own brushes. The exact sizes will be specified at a later date.

Please bring a palette with wells.

All other materials, including paper, pigment, and an Indian miniature squirrel hair brush will be provided.

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
  • Health & Safety

    When mixing pigments:

  • Wear the dusk mask provided by the tutor
  • These masks are disposable masks and are intended to be used for a day at most
  • Wear disposable nitrile gloves should be worn
  • Tutors and students must wash their hands and forearms regularly to avoid cross contamination ie. after mixing pigments before eating, drinking, smoking, using the telephone or going to the toilet.
  • Food and drink must never be consumed in the basement workshop or studios.

    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.

    If you wish to change or cancel your booking, please refer to our refund and transfer policy.

    Tutor biography

    Dr Susana Marin

    Dr Susana Marín 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.

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