At Simrik Atelier we want to instill a respect for traditional arts created in Nepal, especially Paubha. We not only want to develop great artists, but also great thinkers and carriers of Nepali culture. Paubha is a world heritage jewel that is over 1,000 years old. It is the unification of spirituality and art. We want to be sure that our students realize the value of this tradition not only as a practice but as a fine art. During our courses we use instructional video, guest lectures, handouts and one on one teaching instruction. We offer short- term workshops and long-term courses. We offer instruction in three languages: Nepali, English and Japanese.
Long-term courses of Simrik Atelier progress in order so that each course level builds upon the next. The motif, symbols, and figure drawing in the first levels are the foundation of the students’ final painting in future courses. After a student has completed the first level of painting with tempera paints (a.k.a poster colors), they then graduate into the final level of painting and are introduced to mineral paints. Mineral paints are unmatched in vibrancy and radiance among other paint mediums.
Each long-term course at Simrik Atelier lasts for 2 months, two classes per week. Each class is two hours long, totaling four hours per week. All courses can be completed within 14 months. There are limited seats available for each class. We have scholarships available for those that have economic hardship. Please contact us for further information and visit our facebook page for updates, semester schedule, and registration: https://www.facebook.com/simrikatelierart
Simrik Atelier offers workshops to people who want to organize a private group courses with a specific theme. These courses are designed according to the groups' time limits. Workshops allow us to offer courses to hobbyists or serious artists that want to explore a new medium or develop certain skills. Please email us if you are interested in arranging a personalized group workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our workshop themes are:
Making and Applying Mineral Paint
Painting (using a pre-prepared canvas with image)