Persian Miniature Painting: Flowers & Trees

Subject: Painting
Dates: 15 October 2019 - 3 December 2019
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh
Full price
£ 350

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.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

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 ceramic palette with wells or an old ceramic porcelain/china plate

0.3 HB or H mechanical pencil

All other materials will be provided.

What days do I attend?

This course will be held on 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings

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; 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.

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

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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