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Botanical Indian Miniature Painting Course with Sam Buckley of PSTA

4 February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm GMT


Every Saturday in February 2017, 10AM to 4.30PM

Please book directly with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts https://psta.org.uk/open-programme/botanical-indian-miniature-painting

This course will encapsulate both the Indian Miniature technique and the western art of botanical painting.

Based on a beautiful collection of 51 flower paintings from Bengal in the 19th Century , this course will guide you through the techniques of miniature painting , using traditional pigments and Indian papers .

These paintings combine the western interest in flower studies and the Eastern tradition of fine workmanship to create both accurate and beautifully decorative botanical art .

Students will work from one of these original flower paintings , learning how to construct a miniature painting , prepare their own paints , use traditional brushes to create the detail required for these delicate images .

Students will be asked to bring their own watercolour brushes, either synthetic or natural sable. The sizes will be specified closer to the date of the course.

All other materials will be provided in the class.

Tutor biography

Sam Buckley

Samantha Buckley is an Indian miniature painter who has designed work for The Highgrove Shop in Tetbury, and Traditional Arts in London. In 2010 Samantha contributed two painted elephant sculptures to Elephant Parade, an event in London raising money for the Asian Elephant. In 2011 she was invited by the renowned artist Dr Desmond Lazaro to undertake a one-year apprenticeship in India to extend her knowledge and technique of miniature painting, developing work for an exhibition in London at The Ben Brown Gallery. She completed her MA at The School in 2006, receiving a distinction for her studies in miniature painting.


Amy Riach
ar at royalasiaticsociety.org


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