Persian Miniature Painting: Flowers and Trees

Subject: Painting
Dates: 12 April 2018 - 31 May 2018
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh
Full price
£ 350
Student concession
£ 280
OAP concession
£ 280

In this course, the focus will be on details of nature in Persian miniature paintings. We will look into trees, rocks, and different types of flowers, and practice how to draw and paint them using Persian miniature techniques. Through a series of practical demonstrations, including traditional paper treatments, pigment preparation, and brush techniques, students will prepare their own papers and paints to be used for their paintings.

By the end of the course, students will have a basic, practical understanding of how natural elements are drawn, and painted with traditional methods and materials.

What should I bring?

Handover brushes series 33 in sizes 00, 0, 1 and 2. Click to see an example of the type of brush needed.

A palette with wells is also highly recommended, as you can take home some pigment to continue working after the course is complete.

All other materials will be provided.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What days do I attend?

This course will be held on 8 consecutive Thursday evenings.

Tutor biography

Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh

Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh is an Iranian artist based in London. Her work explores the disciplines of Persian poetry manuscripts, sacred geometry and Persian miniatures. She has worked both as an academic and an artist in Iran, America and Europe.

For the last 20 years, Farkhondeh has regularly spent time living and studying under calligraphy masters in Iran. She graduated with distinction from The Prince's School's MA programme in 2011 and was awarded the Jerwood prize for Islamic traditional art.

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