Figure Painting in an Imaginary Landscape – The Art Students League

Figure Painting in an Imaginary Landscape

Hiba Schahbaz

Workshop Description

April 28-29
10:00 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $320, Includes $30 materials fee
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
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Students will learn about the Indo-Persian miniature painting approach during an intensive, weekend workshop focusing on portraiture. Participants will study the stylization, techniques and composition employed in traditional miniature painting. The primary process explored in this course will be the ancient technique of painting with tea. In addition, students will learn how to prepare painting surfaces, mix traditional miniature paints using gum arabic and apply gold leaf. Workshop participants will be required to bring in a 5 x 7 inch photographic self-portrait. Bringing photographs of interior or exterior spaces is also encouraged.

About the Instructor

Hiba Schahbaz is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in the centuries-old art form of miniature painting. She trained in miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan and received an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. In addition to exhibiting her work internationally, Schahbaz has curated exhibitions of miniature paintings in Pakistan and India. She was an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center and The Wassaic Project and has taught miniature painting as part of the Alfred Z. Solomon Residency at the Tang Museum.
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