Studio Workshop

Painting from Poetry: Inspirations from Persian Manuscripts

Immerse yourself in the arts of fifteenth-century Iran during this special day of poetic inspiration and hands-on work with a contemporary artist. After an introduction to materials and processes, observe Persian manuscripts in the galleries and drop in on the special public program Persian Poetry: Word, Sound, Image. Translate your experiences into paint as you learn techniques for painting with gouache and experiment with both narrative and abstract visual approaches.

This course meets in the Met's galleries and studios. All levels welcome. Space is limited. Purchase tickets below or at the Great Hall box office. Registration ends at noon on the Tuesday before the day of the course. For more information, call 212-570-3961.

This program is generously supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Instructor: Khosro Berahmandi
Khosro Berahmandi was born in Tehran, Iran. After moving to Montreal in the early 1990s, Berahmandi studied painting at the Fine Arts at the University of Western Ontario, Concordia University in Montreal, and University of Paris VIII. Over the past twenty-five years he has extensively taught and exhibited his work in more than forty exhibitions in Europe, the United States, and Canada.

Fee: $25 (includes Museum admission, lunch, and materials)

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