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    Aisha Khalid

    Miniature painting – technique and beyond
    13.08.2018 – 25.08.2018

    • At the circles center, 2016, gouache auf wasli paper, 162.6 x 269.2 cm, courtesy of the artist
      Portrait photo: At if Saeed and Kamran Saleem
      Medium/Media: Miniature painting and other media
      Location: Festung Hohensalzburg

      Language: English
      What to bring: The necessary tools and materials will be specified along with your confirmation of acceptance, and can be purchased at the Academy shop.
      Requirements: Basic understanding of drawing. Participants should be able to work sitting on cushions on the floor.
      Maximum number of participants: 15
      Co-teacher: Hadia Zahra
      Participation fee: € 700,– (€ 540,–)


      This 14-day introductory course will focus on the centuries-old traditional technique of miniature painting, from the Indian subcontinent. The course will evolve around preparation of materials, including brush-making, wasli-papermaking, and processing the paints/pigments in a traditional way. Demonstrations will also be an important part throughout the course, which will include different techniques of making a miniature painting (pencil, Siyyah Qalam, Gad’rang, gilding and border-making).

      During the course, Aisha Khalid will also talk about the revival of contemporary miniature painting in Pakistan.

      Participants who already have experience in miniature painting and know the basic techniques will have more time than “beginners” to integrate the miniature painting in their own artistic production at the end of the course.