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Monday: Indian Traditional Painting - Mysore [Adult]

04/23/2018 10:00 AM - 05/21/2018 02:00 PM ET


Adult Classes + Workshops


  • $300.00




In this class you will learn an art form dating back to the 16th century! (click title for more info & materials list)

Teaching Artist: Pratibha Raju
Mondays, 10:00am-2:00pm: 5 sessions
April 23 - May 21, 2018
Members: $270 | Regular: $300
Late fee of $25 will apply from April 16, 2018


Mysore paintings are an important form of classical South Indian painting that originated in and around the town of Mysore in Karnataka. Mysore paintings have a unique technique and are typically done with watercolors and gold (which we will be substituting with gold acrylic paint). Students will start with the basic drawings of this style, learn detail handling of brush strokes, and finally practice the fine finishing to complete the artwork.

Materials Needed: Watercolor Pad - 12 sheets 11 by 15 inches, Pencils HB, 2B,6B, Artist's Loft Fundamentals brand Watercolor Pan Set, Variety Taklon Brush Super Value Pack by Craft Smart®, tracing paper- 10 sheets, One pilot pen.

About the Teaching Artist: Pratibha is an artist and a visual art teacher. She received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts (Painting) in 1998 from India. Since then she has been practicing and teaching painting in different styles. She has worked in many different schools, including St. Paul`s English School and Oakridge International School, India and Hindi USA in Piscataway.

She has recently been working on an Indian art form called the Mysore Traditional. This art form began in India around 16th century. These paintings are done with watercolors and have a unique technique, which involves using pure gold on the painting. She learned this art from her father S. Krishnananda Raju and grandfather Y.Subramanya Raju, who was the Palace artist in the Mysore Kingdom. This technique has been passed down in the family for generations and now is a part of the fine art curriculum in some of the art colleges.

Pratibha also works on figurative compositions and is presently working on Landscapes in oils and watercolors in an attempt to capture the zest of Nature. She has exhibited her paintings at libraries in Long Island NY and Piscataway NJ.

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