Miniature Mughal Painting with Laila Tara H

Short course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Monday 18 November 2024 – Friday 22 November 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Creative Studio

  • Course price £600.00

Join artist Laila Tara H for this five-day, hands-on course introducing the basics of the miniature painting tradition from start to finish.

Under the guidance of Laila, students will learn how to prepare their paper for painting and create their own pigments before replicating a small miniature painting from the V&A's Great Mughals exhibition.

You will leave the course with the skills needed to create and develop your own miniature art works going forwards. Suitable for beginners, all materials provided.

course photo
Portrait of Workshop Leader Laila Tara H.

Workshop Leader
Laila Tara H.

Laila Tara H (b. 1995 London/Tehran) deconstructs the aesthetic framework of the Indo-Persian miniature tradition, hybridizing traditional painting methods with radically contemporary compositions and concepts. Her imagery is composed of repeated motifs and challenges our traditional perception of what constitutes a work on paper.

Thank you so much for making the course such an enjoyable experience for us all. Student Quote

Course overview

Day One: Introduction to the Mughal Painting Tradition followed by an introduction to Laila Tara H’s practice and work. 
Day Two: Introduction to materials including paper preparation, making and glazing wasli paper. Followed by pigment preparation, mixing and testing pigments.
Day Three: Selecting artworks to replicate, creating outlines and completing under-layers.
Day Four & Five: Rendering and completing artworks.

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Membership Priority Booking will open at 10am on Wednesday 26 June. General Booking will open at 10am on Monday 8 July.

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Short course: Miniature Mughal Painting with Laila Tara H

18 November 2024 - 22 November 2024


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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 10.00 - 13.00, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)