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The course helps students learn and create two beautiful Tanjore paintings, (worth $500) the old way. Special traditional materials needed for the course are supplied, other basic stationery can be purchased locally.
“The Old Way” of Tanjore Painting is one of the very few courses available that still use natural ingredients like tamarind, clay, chukka kallu, and other long-lasting natural ingredients and process followed some 400 years ago. It takes back the students to the old ways, from preparing the board to creating beautiful Tanjore paintings. [Students can order additional materials, TK02 Tanjore painting kit directly from the platform]
Students can interact with other students and gurus during the course using an online forum.
The entire course is structured in a way that allows students to learn step by step, at their own pace during the week. Students should expect to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week to complete the course.
Tanjore Painting takes its origin from the murals of the Vijayanagara Period (1500-1600 AD), acquired its rich and vibrant colours during this period. Maratha’s rule in the next two centuries (1600 AD -1800 AD) brought a distinctive style change to Tanjore paintings with the use of Gold, gems, and precious stones.
Tanjore painting, “the old way” has this distinctive richness that is not seen in other paintings. One of the very few styles of paintings that you can pass it on to many generations to come and the value appreciates as it gets older.