USD 1999


Course duration
120 day(s)
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 Overview

Shiva,is also known as Mahadeva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the Supreme Being in Shaivism, one of the major traditions within Hinduism.

Shiva is known as "The Destroyer" within the Trimurti, the triple deity of supreme divinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu.In the Shaivite tradition, Shiva is the Supreme Lord who creates, protects and transforms the universe. In the Shakta tradition, the Goddess, or Devi, is described as one of the supreme, yet Shiva is revered along with Vishnu and Brahma. A goddess is stated to be the energy and creative power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati (Sati) the equal complementary partner of Shiva. He is one of the five equivalent deities in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism.

This course is designed to create a timeless piece of Tanjore painting. The essence of this course lies in the adoption of the original methodologies of the artwork followed during the earlier times.

The material kit comprises natural and pure ingredients including gold and gems used in the artwork. The course does not involve any kind of synthetic art materials of modern times like Fevicol, poster colours, plastic stones, or pens.

The resultant artwork will be a 100% natural, eco-friendly, and enriched royal painting of the bygone era.

Course Brief:

Size of the painting: 18*28 inches

The course begins w a structured introduction to traditional Tanjore paintings and the fundamentals to be followed by the students.

The course will take students through the processes and materials involved in the artwork. It teaches the methodologies of handling the materials in traditional ways, providing an opportunity to extend and deepen their understanding of the ‘Fresco Secco’ concept in the creative development of Tanjore painting.

The true substance of the course is the natural ingredients that do not fade with time. The natural colours react with the lime baseboard to mature and accentuate over time naturally.

This course will enable the students to experience the royal traditional art in its original form. The final artwork created will contribute to the revival and promotion of the fading authentic royal art form.

How does it Work?

The course is formulated in such a way that the student clearly understands the procedures of the artwork.

The material kit provided by the academy is suitable for the creation of the painting of Shiva Family with Vagana. The kit includes all the required ingredients for the main painting and the practice assignments.

The course consists of demo videos, photographs, and detailed written methodologies of each step.

The course is divided into multiple modules. Each module has an assignment that needs to be submitted.

The assignment shall be done as an exercise before implementing the techniques on the actual canvas.

The submitted assignment shall be evaluated by the instructor within 48 hours. The observations will be sent via messages for rectification.

Once the rectifications are approved, one can implement the techniques on the actual canvas.

The submission followed by the approval of the finished steps completes a module. Completion of each module is mandatory for accessing the subsequent module. 

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