Ms. Archana says

This is my First ever online art class. It is unique. I enjoyed each and every step of this royal art. My favourite part of the painting is working with natural colours. I am glad that I found swarna online class. She is the best. Finally, my dream come true. I got so much appreciation form my family and friends. Thank you so much Academy of traditional art. You are awesome.

Experience Shared by Ms.Anupama

This was my very first stint with online art classes. I loved every bit of the artwork, especially the detailing. I'm very excited about the overall product and received many compliments from family and friends. The classes are very well structured into modules and easy to follow. Honestly, I did not expect this to be an easy ride but am thrilled with what I've been able to produce. Swarnaji is really very dedicated, diligent, and specific with her feedback, and at no point did I feel the necessity to sit physically in a classroom. I'm really looking forward to learning new art forms such as Tanjore and doing many more artwork in the future

Dr Smitha has shared her experience

 "I was interested in learning Tanjore painting. I was lucky that my online search led me to Mrs Swarna Raja, who is an expert and scholar in Tanjore art. I decided to take the online classes and the experience was well worth it! Tanjore painting needs a lot of patience, every step...like jesso work; gold foil work is interesting and also needs the patience to get good results. Mrs Swarna uses only natural colours for the paintings....which are not as easy as poster colours to work with....but once I got used to it....it was great to see the beautiful colours the natural pigments give to the painting. Mrs Swarna is exceptional in her knowledge about Tanjore paintings. Her patience and guidance will help any newcomers approach to the art interesting and easy. I will be taking her expert's advice for my future paintings. This whole experience of online Tanjore painting was very nice! Thank you very much, Mrs Swarna ....it was great knowing you and learning from you." All the very best for the future!

Harini shares her experience

: "This was my first online art class. I initially had thought about how effective it will be through Skype. But to my surprise, it was as good as learning live. The detailed explanation of each and every step and the time provided to complete them made it very easy. The first thing I noticed on seeing colour palette was there were only a few colours. But the richness it gave to the painting was unbelievable. They looked so rich and elegant. Nowadays most of them teach with synthetic colours and me having learnt with natural colours makes me feel more happy and content. About the teacher and guidance provided: I feel very happy to be a student of Swarna mam. The detailed approach of each and every step taught was truly helpful and mam was so kind and patient enough to help me every time I asked her for help in WhatsApp. The feedback every time she gave was very encouraging. All the more she was available and approachable at all times. Thank you very much, mam. Can never forget this experience. "

Shruti has shared her Experience:

This was my first experience any online courses and it was quite an exhilarating one...from beginning to the end it was purely one to one as if we are actually attending a class, The experience of going through each of the processes was a different feeling. From making the Arabic gum to jesso to doing the cone work and the laying of the gold leaves to painting. Each process was associated with something different. While I found jesso n gold most tedious, I thoroughly enjoyed filling in colour on the canvas, it was like literally bringing the picture to life. I've never handled natural colours, it's quite different using these...they are quite strong and we need to be really careful while using them....a huge lesson learnt.!! I enjoyed it thoroughly!!! I also earned a new friend in Swarna, plus a Guru who doesn't hold back any secret's with the knowledge she imparts and she's always ready to guide us. Excellent experience.. I truly respect her for that!! Thank you sooooo much, Swarna

Chitra Shares her experience

" - Learning Tanjore painting was one rewarding experience. I learnt a very new kind of art, learnt a lot of new techniques and I am so happy I learnt it from Swarna. Swarna was very patient and understanding and gives clear instructions. I thought learning this art online was impossible but trusted Swarna which resulted in my very first beautiful Tanjore painting. I am so proud of this experience. Online learning gives me so much confidence since most work and experience is done by me. Every stage of Tanjore painting was a new experience for me. I thoroughly enjoyed every step of this painting. This painting is a result of countless hours of hard work but at the end, looking at its beauty I feel it is all worth it. Thanks, Swarna you are an awesome teacher!

Ms Renuka Shares her experience

 This is my first online class. It was very comfortable doing the lessons on Skype. It was like the teacher sitting next to me and teaching. We did experience very little problems on voice delays and call cuts a few times, and again this wholly depends on the network speed. It was overall very good. Teacher and guidance provided: Swarna Raja Kochi is an amazing person who has total commitment and dedication to Tanjore art. She is so talented. She makes sure the student learns the right techniques of jesso work, gold foil placing and washing the paint. She is very patient and never hurries to complete the project. With the dripping consistency of the muck and natural colours she can gauge the output, it will give. She guides through the artwork sequentially in a well-planned way

Mrs. Vidhya shares her experience

" I have never had painting online classes before. Never did art in natural colors before, preparation was good, time-consuming though, was enjoyable. Interactions were really good and jesso work-lot of practice before doing on the actual canvas helped well. Foil work was really complicated and hope to get some easy technique-like actually cutting the foil exactly or how easily to remove the excess foil, as that is where I just got frustrated. The coloring part was fun and good guidance on that. Swarna Raja is a good teacher, explains well, answers politely even the same question is asked again and again. Timeline is good and flexible with students' schedules and times. I am doing the next painting with her."

Mrs. Archana shares her experience

 "Yes, my dream come true with the help of you Swarna ma'am. I never joined an online class before. I was totally confused but interactions we're really good and Jesso work 1- lots of practice before doing on the canvas helped me. I just got frustrated Jesso 2 - but u helped me for every step. I really enjoyed stonework, foil work n colouring. Swarna ma'am explains everything in detail, very flexible with the student's time. She helped me every time and made corrections wherever required. I felt encouraged every time with her feedback. She was available for my work anytime. I can never forget this experience and definitely will approach her again in the future. Thanks a lot, ma'am"

Mr. Mahesh Shares his experience:

 'I have not attended any online classes before. I Don’t have any prior experience in handling natural colors or formal training in art, though I pursue art as a hobby from childhood It was good to know about the history of Tanjore paintings from the teacher, how it is done in temple pillars, patiently explained rationale for each of the step, the importance of the natural materials, perfectionist with eye for detail, amazed to see the tutor identify even small variations/errors through the photos; even if I send the practice work multiple times, never tired of checking it and get back with feedback, overall it was a great learning experience."

Experienced Shared by Mrs.Sudha

 "Learning Tanjore Art has given me a completely different experience. The feeling of divinity and sacredness was present in each and every painting I saw. The amount of intense work, dedication, and passion that goes in each painting are unexplainable. Never attended any online classes before. I have an inclination towards learning traditional Indian art. It was a little difficult for me as I am residing in the USA. But upon searching a few places, Felt very happy and excited to come across the online training of Tanjore Art by Mrs. Swarna. Swarna is a very great teacher. I am very much impressed with her teaching ability as well as her amount of patience and interest. I felt very comfortable learning from her as she is very friendly and homely. Swarna makes it extra sure that we got it correctly. She was always prompt in clarifying any doubts and is available all the time. Swarna is very passionate about teaching this beautiful Tanjore Art to others. Her guidance is absolutely flawless. It was really great pleasure in learning Tanjore Art from Swarna

Ms.Ranjani Shares her experience

 "I just completed my first Tanjore painting in natural colors. I had never done anything like this online and the experience was awesome. Mrs. Swarna is a very dedicated teacher and took her time to teach me to step by step. She is a perfectionist. I have looked forward to meeting with her every weekend on skype and will miss the classes now that I have completed one. I do plan on beginning another one and maybe more. Thank you so much for everything Wishing you the best and hope to visit and meet you when I come to India

Ms.Anandhi says

 "This is my first experience learning Art online. Learning Tanjore art is a beautiful experience. The most favorite part is the detail in everything starting from taking trace, preparing Jesso, doing gold/gem work, and finishing of it painting. Swarna explained everything in detail. This is my first time using natural colors. The best part is Swarna’s patience and being flexible. With my busy schedule, I was able to accomplish because of Swarna's full support."

Ms. Sundermai shares her experience

I was always interested in learning any kind of traditional art form, and my search leads me to Swarna Raja madam's FB page, I was truly amazed and intrigued by the traditional mural art and Tanjore art that was being taught. I enrolled myself into the class and started off, the instructions are so well articulated and each module is structured so well. Swarna Raja madam was always available for any instructions, and her feedback was so well on any rework that needs to be completed. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning this art. 
I really appreciate your patience with me. I have a very busy work schedule, but learning this art was such a great stress buster for me. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect and each module. Words fall short to express how thankful I am for you. Whenever I am in India next time, determined to Travel to Bangalore and meet you in person madam. Thank you again so much