Description

This is a unique opportunity to learn under one of India’s foremost miniature painting masters. With Ajay Sharma’s expert guidance, students will learn all the steps of traditional miniature painting, using paint prepared the traditional way, real gold paint and very fine squirrel-hair brushes. This workshop is limited to a maximum of 7 participants and all levels are welcome.

With an international reputation and over 25 years experience Ajay Sharma excels in a wide repertoire of styles and genres such as court painting, portraits, animals, flowers and plants. Ajay is a wonderful and generous teacher with a long experience teaching at his Jaipur studio and at several universities in India and the UK. Students come from all over the world to learn with him.

What do students learn?

  • Preparing special paper for painting
  • Wasli (paper) making
  • Preparing the base colour for painting
  • Tracing or drawing, preparing handmade carbon
  • Knowledge about brushes, handling them
  • Making Khajal (black colour)
  • Preparing outlines for painting
  • Colour filling, and burnishing to make the painting smooth
  • Practising miniature outlines, shades, knowledge and use of Hilkari (Liquid gold)
  • Designing background, border, and Khat (separating the painting and border)
  • Ornaments, jewelery, beads, decoration and border design
  • Use of Gold leaf and finalization

OUR TUTORS

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 30 hours Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

What you will learn
  • Learning a range of techniques of Indian miniature painting from master painter
  • Unique opportunity to learn under one of India’s foremost miniature painting masters
  • Learn all the steps of traditional miniature painting, using paint prepared the traditional way, real gold paint and very fine squirrel-hair brushes
What you will get
  • The teacher will provide each student with a kit which includes special handmade paper and fine squirrel hair brushes as well as other items needed for the course. The cost is $35 to be paid in cash at the start of the course.
  • All pigments, paints, gold leaf and other media are included in the course cost.
  • Morning and afternoon chai and biscuits.

What to bring
  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • An apron
  • Covered shoes
  • Your lunch
  • $35 for the special kit your teacher will provide
What to wear

Warmly - our studio is in a warehouse and it can get chilly in winter

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in learning miniature painting, from beginners through to experienced artists


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SquarePeg Studios

Vendor sincce 2016

SquarePeg Studios is a unique space for learning and making all things jewellery. 

At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery – making it and teaching others how to make it. Located in a Marrickville warehouse SquarePeg Studios is one of a kind in Sydney – a jewellery school as well as being home to 12 contemporary jewellers, we have excellent workshop facilities and some of the best tutors in Sydney.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refund policy as per our Terms and Conditions

    1. The course fees must be paid in full on enrolment and are non-refundable.
    2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.
    3. We may cancel a course in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.
    4. It is the responsibility of the student to attend each class in the course and no refund, or provision of any additional classes, is available for non-attendance of all or part of the course.
    5. All students must be over 16 years of age.

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Terms & Conditions

Conditions of Registration

    1. The course fees must be paid in full on enrolment and are non-refundable.
    2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.
    3. We may cancel a course in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.
    4. It is the responsibility of the student to attend each class in the course and no refund, or provision of any additional classes, is available for non-attendance of all or part of the course.
    5. All students must be over 16 years of age.

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