Safavid Miniature Painting: Water (August 2019)

Subject: Painting
Dates: 27 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Vaishali Prazmari
Full price
£ 385

Immerse yourself in the vivid colours, wondrous landscapes and anthropomorphic forms in Safavid and other Islamic miniature paintings. Explore Mughal and Chinese influences that synthesised along the Silk Road.

Four courses will look at different elements - Earth, Air, Water and Fire.

This third course, Water, will focus on lakes, rivers and seas in Islamic miniature paintings – beautiful washes, spiralling twists and marbling.

The following courses will explore Fire, the Dragon, Phoenix and the Simurgh, and finally, the 5th element of Ether will be explored in terms of the supernatural: Angels, Divs and Demons.

We will look at beautiful underlying washes and the spiralling twists in water as well as have fun marbling paper to explore the beautiful wet pattern forms. We will look at the historical marbled tradition as well as unique painted water in miniature painting and participants will produce their own painted rivers and seas to use as paintings in their own right or as part of other miniatures.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring?

Handmade brushes for painting in this style can be purchased from the tutor online or during the course.

Alternatively, you may bring your own brushes that you currently use.

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

What should I wear?

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

Avoid wearing: Baggy clothing (especially sleeves); Loose jewellery; High heels or open toed shoes. 

What days do I attend?

Tuesday - Saturday

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?

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Tutor biography

Vaishali Prazmari

Vaishali Prazmari is an artist who incorporates Persian, Mughal Indian and Chinese elements into her work. Vaishali holds degrees from both the Slade School of Fine Art and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and holds an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (UCL) specializing in floating islands. She studied Persian and Indian miniature painting during her MA at PSTA and Chinese painting under a master in Hong Kong. Born in London, she has lived on an island in Hong Kong, Paris, and currently lives and works in London. She is now working on an epic project involving painting the 1001 Arabian Nights.

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