Adornment Narratives:
Decoding Symbolism, Exploring Beauty and Expression in Himalayan Jewelry

What traditional jewelry types hold cultural meanings in the Western and Central Himalayas? How did adornment evolve in the Himalayas, influenced by various factors? How does sketching jewelry enhance appreciation and understanding of Himalayan adornment?

DURATION: 3 DAYS | BATCH: May 2024 | STARTING DATE: 11th-13th May

Step into the vibrant world of adornment and explore the rich cultural heritage of the Himalayan region through the lens of jewelry. This course offers a unique mix of theoretical knowledge, cultural insights, and practical skills to deepen your understanding of adornment practices and their significance in the lives of communities in the Western and Central Himalayas.

Over the course of three days, you will embark on a captivating journey, uncovering the diverse types of jewelry found in the region and delving into the meanings and symbolism behind them. Through engaging lectures, interactive discussions, and visual presentations, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the cultural, social, and historical contexts that shape the adornment traditions of the sacred Himalayas.

In addition to the theoretical aspects, this course offers hands-on sessions on documenting jewelry through quick sketching and art. You will have the opportunity to refine your observation skills and capture the intricate details of jewelry designs, while also exploring the artistic expressions and techniques employed in their creation. By the end of the course, you will not only have a deeper appreciation for the beauty and significance of adornment but also possess practical skills to document and celebrate these artistic traditions.

Join us on this enriching journey as we unravel the captivating world of adornment. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of the region, unlock the stories behind the jewelry, and develop the artistic skills to preserve and celebrate this timeless heritage. Enroll now and embark on a transformative learning experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the artistry and cultural significance of adornment in the Himalayan context.

Date:
11th-13th May
Duration:
3 Day Course in May 2024
Mode:
Virtual Course using Zoom

Skills Gained:

  • Cultural Understanding and Appreciation of adornment in the Western and Central Himalayas
  • Knowledge of Adornment Traditions
  • Documentation and Artistic Skills

Recommended For:
The course is designed for individuals from backgrounds who have a keen interest in the cultural and artistic aspects of Himalayan jewelry. The following individuals are encouraged to apply:

  • Jewelry Enthusiasts, Artists and Designers, Historians and Anthropologists, Archaeologists,
  • Cultural Enthusiasts, Art History Students, and travelers.

Dr. Sonali Gupta completed her Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles, in Egyptian Archaeology. She has a law degree and practiced criminal law. She has worked in archaeological projects in the US, Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Sonali is an anthropological archaeologist and has directed international field schools in India under her projects “Myth and Reality” and “Materiality and Memory in the Kullu region of the Indian Himalayas, training students in archaeological and anthropological field methods. She has taught at UCLA, the National Museum, New Delhi, and the Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies (HICHS) of which she is the Founding Director.

Her core area of research is investigating and documenting cultural transmission of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She is currently a Cultural Resource Specialist with focus on Architectural History, Preservation, and Heritage law with a well known firm based in the US.

Teaching is her lifelong passion. She is confident that her instructional style transforms students placing them on the path of culture and heritage with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. She divides her time between Los Angeles and the Indian Himalayas.

Step into the vibrant world of adornment and explore the rich cultural heritage of the Himalayan region through the lens of jewelry. This course offers a unique mix of theoretical knowledge, cultural insights, and practical skills to deepen your understanding of adornment practices and their significance in the lives of communities in the Western and Central Himalayas.

Over the course of three days, you will embark on a captivating journey, uncovering the diverse types of jewelry found in the region and delving into the meanings and symbolism behind them. Through engaging lectures, interactive discussions, and visual presentations, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the cultural, social, and historical contexts that shape the adornment traditions of the sacred Himalayas.

In addition to the theoretical aspects, this course offers hands-on sessions on documenting jewelry through quick sketching and art. You will have the opportunity to refine your observation skills and capture the intricate details of jewelry designs, while also exploring the artistic expressions and techniques employed in their creation. By the end of the course, you will not only have a deeper appreciation for the beauty and significance of adornment but also possess practical skills to document and celebrate these artistic traditions.

Join us on this enriching journey as we unravel the captivating world of adornment. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of the region, unlock the stories behind the jewelry, and develop the artistic skills to preserve and celebrate this timeless heritage. Enroll now and embark on a transformative learning experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the artistry and cultural significance of adornment in the Himalayan context.

Date:
11th-13th May
Duration:
3 Day Course in May 2024
Mode:
Virtual Course using Zoom

Skills Gained:

  • Cultural Understanding and Appreciation of adornment in the Western and Central Himalayas
  • Knowledge of Adornment Traditions
  • Documentation and Artistic Skills

Recommended For:
The course is designed for individuals from backgrounds who have a keen interest in the cultural and artistic aspects of Himalayan jewelry. The following individuals are encouraged to apply:

  • Jewelry Enthusiasts, Artists and Designers, Historians and Anthropologists, Archaeologists,
  • Cultural Enthusiasts, Art History Students, and travelers.

Dr. Sonali Gupta completed her Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles, in Egyptian Archaeology. She has a law degree and practiced criminal law. She has worked in archaeological projects in the US, Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Sonali is an anthropological archaeologist and has directed international field schools in India under her projects “Myth and Reality” and “Materiality and Memory in the Kullu region of the Indian Himalayas, training students in archaeological and anthropological field methods. She has taught at UCLA, the National Museum, New Delhi, and the Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies (HICHS) of which she is the Founding Director.

Her core area of research is investigating and documenting cultural transmission of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She is currently a Cultural Resource Specialist with focus on Architectural History, Preservation, and Heritage law with a well known firm based in the US.

Teaching is her lifelong passion. She is confident that her instructional style transforms students placing them on the path of culture and heritage with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. She divides her time between Los Angeles and the Indian Himalayas.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it a certificate course ?

Yes, you will get an e-certificate on completion of the course (during that month)

Will I be able to get a recording ?

You are strongly advised to attend the session in real time since participating in the exercises and group discussions is essential to a holistic understanding of the course. However, recordings can be made available for a limited time only for those participants who are able to supply valid reasons for their absence.

Is this course good for me ? I am a beginner.

Yes, this course is tailored for everyone.

What are the general timings of the course ?

The classes are typically scheduled in the evening according to Indian Standard Time. For those in other time zones, we arrange a mutually convenient time as a group before the classes begin.

How do I pay ? Form of payment ?

Indian applicants will be able to pay via a secure gateway provided by Razorpay. Foreign applicants will be able to pay via a secure gateway provided by Stripe.

Are you going to offer this course again?

Please keep checking the website. We may repeat it in due course.

Is this an online course ?

Yes, this is a virtual course with active engagement with students.

In case of a technical glitch, will the lesson be rescheduled ?

Yes, the lesson will be rescheduled