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Paint a Miniature Painting: Flower

craft class

Paint a Miniature Painting: Flower

1 review
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
craft class

Paint a Miniature Painting: Flower

craft class

Paint a Miniature Painting: Flower

1 review
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Clear your head after a busy working week and discover your creative side: uncover the unique techniques involved in creating a traditional miniature painting inspired by historic Persian and Indian miniature painting. We'll use hand-prepared paper, traditional as well as modern paints and learn ancient tracing, drawing and painting techniques. By the end of the experience you'll have your own miniature painting to take home. We take it step by step so if you've never painted a brushstroke in your life, relax and enjoy the process - you'll be completely at ease as we break it down slowly. We'll learn how to hold the brush and you'll get the opportunity to try unique miniature painting natural sable hair brushes that I created to accomplish these specialist techniques, honed over many years. The full programme of courses can be found on my website. Taken together they are a comprehensive miniature painting programme I created using my expertise to give you a solid, well-rounded knowledge and thorough grounding in all aspects of miniature painting and the book arts. This is a unique way to treat someone special to a gift or to make an unusual, handmade and heartfelt present.

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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Your host

Learn more about Vai

Vai

Vaishali Prazmari is an artist and AHRC-funded PhD scholar incorporating Persian, Indian and Chinese elements into her diverse artworks. This cultural richness has a historical tradition dating back to the Silk Road and it is epitomized in Islamic, Safavid Persian and Mughal Indian miniature paintings. She integrates both the ancient and the modern in her own works and brings traditional miniature painting to life for a wider audience through her various roles as as artist, educator and curator: www.vaishaliprazmari.co.uk She has exhibited her works to both kings and vagabonds nationally and internationally. Born in London, she has lived on an island in Hong Kong, Paris, and she currently lives and works in London.

What's included

Food
Biscuits and tea snacks provided.
Drinks
Tea is provided throughout.
Equipment
I created a range of unique specialist miniature painting natural sable hair brushes available for trial and purchase.

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Where you'll be

We'll be painting and learning these exciting processes and techniques in my artist's studio workshop shared with my craftsman husband. You'll get the opportunity to see - and paint - inside a working art and craft studio in London. We'll look at photographic examples of historic miniature painting and study close-ups in books to inspire us before diving into creating our own. If there is interest, we can look at examples in the British Library.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Beginners are welcome: all abilities are catered for. Miniature painting is a slow process and we take it slowly, step by step. Please wear clothes that are suitable for getting messy in.
Vai
Paint a Miniature Painting: Flower
1 review
£65/person
1 review
£65/person