Taster Day: In Celebration of Holi

Subject: Painting
Dates: 3 March 2018
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Renuka Gurung
Full price
£ 40
Student concession
£ 30
OAP concession
£ 30

An introduction to the history and mythologies of Holi and to the symbolism of colour. Banish dark winter, welcome colourful Spring. Light your inner, joyful fire: paint your own spiritually-cleansing flames using vibrant natural pigments on hand-made Nepalese paper.

Holi is an ancient Indian and Nepali festival falling on a full moon day in the month of Fhalgun (Feb-March). Holi is one of the most eagerly anticipated festivals in the Hindu calendar. Celebrating abundance, absolute love, forgiveness, friendship and equanimity - all that is good – countless poems and songs celebrate its vibrant, glorious beauty and the joyfulness of our existence.

What should I bring?

Students will be asked to bring their own brushes. All other materials will be provided.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What day(s) do I attend?


Tutor biography

Dr Renuka Gurung

Dr Renuka Gurung PhD learned Paubha painting from one of the Chitrakar Masters and Vajracharya priests of Nepal and has established herself as one of the leading masters of traditional Paubha painting. Following the completion of her doctoral studies at the School, Renuka continues her work of preserving Paubha painting by researching and documenting this traditional painting method. She travels internationally exhibiting her works, conducting workshops and lectures with the aim of introducing and promoting Paubha. She recently gave presentations and workshops on Paubha at the University of Oxford and in Hong Kong, and her paintings are in various private collections in Nepal, Russia, Italy, the USA and Britain.

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