Padshahnama Course and Visit to the Royal Collection, Windsor

Shamsa (illuminated frontispiece) from the Padshahnama (c) Royal Collection Trust

I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching the following course with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in February 2018:

This course focuses on the shamsa, or sunburst motif, found in The Padshahnama, a manuscript depicting part of the reign of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. Learn about the underlying geometric and Islimi (floral/foliate) structures that form the basis of the Padshahnama shamsa. Gain fundamental knowledge of the painting, gilding, and brushwork techniques used by Mughal illuminators. You will recreate a section of the original illuminated painting and build up your own small portfolio of painting and drawing studies to take home.

The course fee includes a visit to Windsor Castle to see the original page of manuscript.

Course Dates and Timings: 19th-23rd Feb 2018 (Monday to Friday), 10.30am – 5.30pm

Venue: Prime Studios, 1 – 6 Ward Royal Parade, Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HR. Click here for a map.

Course fee: £385 (full price), £310 (concessions)

For full course details and booking information, please visit the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts webpage.

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One Response to Padshahnama Course and Visit to the Royal Collection, Windsor

  1. Fakhrunnisaa says:

    Hi would love to join you in one of your classes in future. We can’t make it for this one but do keep in touch for future opportunities. Else maybe we cold Organizers a session in Singapore for a minimum class size of (whatever you deem best) and help assist u in accommodations and flight. Do let us know. Regards

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