Indian Classical Painting

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 71 Conc £28 Full £161 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 18:30 - 21:00 5 MAC 01/11/2018 29/11/2018 AA1098

What will the course cover?

In this practical 5-week course you will learn step-by-step to recreate a decorative image of traditional Indian classical painting. After tracing on paper the image of your choice you will then build up colour layers with water based paint and very thin brushes, burnishing the image after each layer. You will finish your image by adding a decorative border.

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in learning the basics of Indian miniatures and Indian classical painting.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None, just an interest in art and making art.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Make work or works that follow traditional Indian techniques.

How is the course organised?

As other art courses with practical sessions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Other art courses to develop your skills further.

How will my progress be assessed?

One to one and group feedback will be given. Your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal will be used to record assessment and progress.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Other art courses to develop your skills further.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Watercolour paint set (or gouache set). A3/A4 Cold press Watercolour paper 300 g. Outlining brush 00 or 000 (for example Winsor & Newton , Finest sable – series 7 - size 00) Large size brushes 2, 4 and 6. HB pencil, rubber, ruler, masking tape, tracing paper, Chinese ink or black/sepia drawing ink for outlining.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.