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Learn to paint like the Persians.


If humankind is the measure of all things, then the face is the measure of a miniature. Students in this class will be guided with the meditative concentrated energy it takes to paint the epitome of miniature painting – the human face. Portraiture is also figuration, so students will also study the swishing drapery of the robes and long, languid lines of clothing – drawing with a brush.

During the class, students will break down the subject to the minutest level and inspect every last detail – miniature painting is, after all, all about the detail. Hone your skills and dive deeply into the minutiae of miniature faces, ie. the quirks of a nose, the many lines that make-up hair, beards, etc. A single subtle shift of a line can make a young nose old, or a quizzical eye angry. These nuances are subtle and they take time.


Who can attend?

Students of all levels and experience are welcome. You must be aged 18 or over to participate in our online programmes. 20 places are available.


What days do I attend?

Thursdays, 21, 28 July, 4, 11, 18, 25 August 2022


How do I attend?

This class will take place on Zoom, an online meeting platform. A link for joining the Zoom meeting will be in your confirmation email after booking.

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