Tanjore Painting

Tanjore painting

Tanjore painting is an ancient art representing the history and our rich culture. This is one of the most beautiful and detail oriented art. Learning this art is like taking the legacy to the next generation. Tanjore painting is a custom art to bring your own creative design to the art form. Recently I have displayed my art works in an art exhibition and I was pleased to see the response from the visitors to learn this art. Since this art demands perfection and patience to the learners, I have created a simple step by step procedure to explain the art in 4 steps at a very high level.

Cutting the wooden plank to the required size
Cover the plank with strip cloth and gum
Remove any air bubbles in between the plank and cloth
Rest the prepared baseboard to dry

Mix the limestone powder to the right paste texture
Brush the chalk powder paste over the base board
Repeat this coating process at various intervals for a smooth finish

Outline the sketch in the base board
Identify the stone work areas in the sketch
Stick the stones by color and size as needed
Muck the outline and inner areas to show the depth and designs

Glue down the gold foil over the art in the specified area
Cut/remove the excess gold foil on the design and stone
Pain the background, floor, and picture
The final step is drawing and painting the face to bring peace, love, and expression to this divine art

The students with basic painting and coloring skills would have an edge compared to others because the final few steps of this art require fine art in bringing expression to face and background scenes.

Tanjore painting is an ancient art representing the history and our rich culture. This is one of the most beautiful and detail oriented art. Learning this art is like taking the legacy to the next generation. Tanjore painting is a custom art to bring your own creative design to the art form.

Tanjore Painting Course Details

Lightfoot Art Studio offers Tanjore painting Courses in two levels for beginners and existing Tanjore painting students. Level 1:
At this level students will learn the basics of the art, understanding the materials used in the art, choosing the right design, all 4 steps of the art, details to art and background painting. For beginners, necessary guidance will be provided on drawing skills. All the materials required to complete Tanjore art will be provided by Lightfoot Art Studio.
At this level, students will be given a choice to select the art 12x10 size art from 3 designs. They have options to choose the picture, color, stones, and designs to their choice with our guidance. This level lays the foundation for the next level, where students are more independent, hands-on and creative.
Course duration: An average duration is 8 - 10 weeks; 10 - 14 classes of 90 mins each. However, the duration may vary based on individual interest and skills in painting.
Fees: Contact us @ lightfootartstudio@gmail.com

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