The Buddha of Longevity
In this weekend course, participants will learn how to draw the White Tara according to the traditional Tibetan thangka-making process. In Buddhist philosophy, making an image of White Tara or practicing her meditation can prolong your life (or the person to whom you dedicate it) and help you overcome life-threatening obstacles such as illness. Another beautiful ritual is to offer a Whita Tara image to a newly born baby in hopes of a long life ahead. Thankga painter Carmen Mensink will guide students through a combination of gallery observations; the historical, cultural, and religious context of Tibetan thangka painting; and studio art making with traditional grid measurements.
No drawing experience necessary. All materials included. Advance registration required.
Course Fee: $175, $150 members
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Carmen Mensink studied twelve years with master thangka painter Andy Weber. With a lot of joy and passion, she teaches the beautiful, meditative, and ancient craft of thangka painting in countries across the world. She also gives workshops and lectures at Buddhist centers and art schools. Her work has been exhibited in The Netherlands and Australia. She is currently based in Amsterdam.
Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellation made at least one week prior to the first class will be refunded for the full amount. Requests made within one week and prior to 48 hours before the first class will be refunded for ½ of the total amount paid. Requests made within 48 hours of the first class will not be refunded.