🌈 Tibetan Art Workshop @ Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY Oct 2–7, 2022

I have taken online courses from Carmen and she is an excellent teacher

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Create meaningful art in a meditative setting and return home with your own Buddha drawing or painting with Carmen Mensink, internationally renowned painter of thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas.

In this weeklong retreat suitable for students of all levels, all the steps of a thangka drawing and painting are covered. Beginner thangka students, even those with no drawing experience, learn to draw the face of Buddha before moving on to a complete Buddha. Advanced students may focus on the feminine Green Tara.

After you have drawn your Buddha (with an optional landscape), you learn to:

  • Use different colored pencil techniques on your drawing
  • Work with other materials, such as watercolor, ink and pastels
  • Use special thangka painting techniques, advisable for advanced students

In addition to the art sessions there will be guided meditations as well as lectures and presentations on the tradition of thangka painting, symbolism of Buddhas, the meaning of mantras, and more.

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