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Skill Level: All Levels
In this 2-day course, students will be able to create an original miniature painting with the instruction of Marium Rana, who is featured in the Morean Arts Center’s “Fresh Squeezed” exhibition (March 11-April 30, 2017). Marium has studied Mughal miniature painting in Lahore, Pakistan.
This is a rare opportunity to learn about the materials and techniques of both traditional and modern miniature painters. This course is open to both beginners and advanced painting students. Prepare for a fully immersive experience! We will be working with tea, sea shells, wooden boards, gouache (opaque watercolor), gold, and the smallest paint brushes available to create these works of art. Be prepared to take off your shoes, sit down on the carpet, and dive it. Table and chairs will be provided as an alternative.
Limited to 8 students.
-Gouache or tempera paint set
-Metallic gold gouache or acrylic gold paint
-Light wooden board or cardboard (to place in lap to work on)
-1 Black tea bag
-2 or 3 tiny paint brushes (smallest brushes possible, ex: 20/0)
Marium Rana is an American-born Pakistani artist. She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art in 2013 and a Masters in Art Education in 2014. In 2011, she received an undergraduate research grant to study traditional Mughal miniature painting in Lahore, Pakistan. Marium has curated numerous art exhibitions, held solo exhibitions, and exhibited throughout the United States. She has served as the design chair for TED x FSU, and presented her research in miniature painting in workshops and symposiums.
“My current series, A Place to Call Home, delves into the complexity of belonging to two different cultures and trying to make a home out of stories of places and moments one has not personally experienced. The paintings depict landscapes that do not exist in our tangible world and seem as imaginary as the places that have existed before us.”
PARKING DISCLAIMER: Please note that the Morean Arts Center is located in a rapidly developing portion of downtown St Petersburg, FL. Parking in our two designated lots is limited and cannot be guaranteed. You may have to park your car up to several blocks away in a 2-or-3 hour parking spot. Our instructors are aware of the possibility that you may have to excuse yourself from class to move your car once your parking time has expired. The Morean Arts Center is not responsible for parking tickets nor will refunds be issued on the basis of having to park your car outside of our designated lots.