Art making classes at the Rubin Museum provide participants with opportunities to deeply reflect on Himalayan art through artistic expression, while developing individual artistic skill through different mediums. Experienced artist-instructors guide participants in small class settings that take place after hours in museum galleries and designated art studio spaces.
The Active Protector:
Drawing Green Tara Thangka-Making Workshop
March 1, 2, 3, 2013
Friday (7-9pm), Sat (10am-5pm), Sun (10am-5pm)
In this weekend course, participants will learn how to draw the Green Tara according to the traditional Tibetan thangka-making process. In Buddhist art, Green Tara is depicted as an active seated figure with one leg outstretched, ready to spring into action. She is believed to help her followers overcome dangers, fears, and anxieties. Throughout the course, students will be guided through a combination of gallery observations; the historical, cultural, and religious context of Tibetan thangka painting; and studio art making with traditional grid measurements.
Course fee: $175 (10% off for members)
Thangka-painter Samten Dakpa was born in the nomadic region of Eastern Tibet known as Khampa. At an early age, he began winning regional competitions for his painting mastery. He journeyed out of Tibet into India and is now based in New York City. Dakpa has exhibited worldwide and his creative efforts extend to sculpture, interior design, and architecture.
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.
12 - 2 p.m.
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