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Thangka Art Course: Drawing the Buddha!

The week after her long weekend course in Venice, Carmen Mensink will be in Bologna again, where she offers 4 days of Tibetan Buddhist art:


2 november evening lecture:

Tibetan Art & the Buddha

Date & Time: thursday evening 2 november 20.00 – 21.30
Price: free for people who join the Friday evening workshop and/or weekend course. Others: minimum donation €10
Where: Centro Dzogchen Gelegling, Via Guerrazzi, 28, int. 3, Bologna


3 novembre evening workshop:

Drawing the Face of the Buddha

During this evening workshop you will learn how to draw the Face of the Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 

We will start with a short meditation and a short lecture to learn more about the backgrounds and symbolism of Tibetan thangkas, this is the best introduction if you want to learn how to draw a complete Buddha (Buddha Shakyamuni) in this weekend. If you register for the complete weekend course you will get a discount.

To draw the Buddha Face we will work with the original grid-patterns (that contain the right proportions), which serve as a helpful tool to draw the Buddha (also for people with not much drawing experience).

During the drawing session there is a lot of individual guidance by Carmen.
At the end of the evening you will return home with a beautiful, self drawn Buddha.

Drawing experience is not necessary, enthusiasm is though!

Date & Time: friday evening 3 november 19.00 – 22.00
Price: €45 (or only €25 when you join the complete weekend course)
Where: Associazione Culturale StellaMaris, Via Aurelio Saffi n.30, Bologna


4+5 novembre thangka weekend course:

Drawing the Buddha!

This weekend you will learn to draw The Buddha according to the old Tibetan Thangka tradition.
The official name of the Buddha is ‘Buddha Shakyamuni’, and the Buddhist philosophy as we know it in its current form is based on his teachings.

This weekend is suitable for beginners, medium and advanced students:

Shakyamuni1) Beginners will learn to draw the Face of the Buddha and the complete Buddha after that.

You don’t need to have any drawing experience, but you need the basis of the Buddha Face workshop if you haven’t followed a thangka course with Carmen before (because of the structure and basic principles within the thangka tradition).

Dates: 
Saturday 4 novembre: 10.00-18.00 drawing sessions (with 1hr lunch break)
Sunday 5 novembre: 10.00-17.00 (with 1hr lunch break)

Price: €45 + €150 = €195 €175 (€20 discount!) including coffee, tea, snacks

2) Students who have already drawn the Face of the Buddha in a previous course with Carmen will learn to draw the complete Buddha Shakyamuni:
seated on a lotus (and maybe with a large throne), and with the auras of energy around him.
Dates: 
Friday 3 novembre: 20.30-22.00 lecture on Buddha Shakyamuni
Saturday 4 novembre: 10.00-18.00 drawing sessions (with 1hr lunch break)
Sunday 4 novembre: 10.00-17.00 (with 1hr lunch break)

Price: €150 including coffee, tea, snacks

Shakyamuni-six-perfections3) Advanced students can opt to draw Buddha Shakyamuni & the 6 Perfections
Students who already have drawn the Buddha in a previous thangka course with Carmen can opt for the form in which the Buddha revealed the teachings of the Mahayana-Path; the ‘large vehicle’.
This image shows the same Buddha but with a large aura of figures and animals around him, representing the Six Perfections: generosity, moral discipline, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, meditative concentration and wisdom.
If you want this please contact Carmen about it.


Besides the drawing sessions this course offers meditations and lectures about the subject, where you will learn everything about the background and symbolism of the iconography. You will also learn Buddha Shakyamuni’s mantra and its meaning.

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Info & Registration

Thursday
Lecture on Tibetan Art and the Buddha
Date & Time:
thursday evening 2 november 20.00 – 21.30
Price: free for people who join the Friday evening workshop and/or weekend course. O
thers: minimum donation €10
Where: Centro Dzogchen Gelegling, Via Guerrazzi, 28, int. 3, Bologna

Friday
Learn to draw the Buddha Face

Date & Time: friday evening 3 november 19.00 – 22.00
Price: €45 (or only €25 when you join the complete weekend course)
Where: Associazione Culturale StellaMaris, Via Aurelio Saffi n.30, Bologna

Saturday & Sunday
Drawing the Buddha!

Datea & Time: Saturday 4 november 10.00 – 18.00 / Sunday 5 november 10.00 – 17.00
Price: €175 including Fri evening workshop (or €150 when you have already drawn the Buddha Face before in one of Carmen’s courses)
Where: Associazione Culturale StellaMaris, Via Aurelio Saffi n.30, Bologna

> Please understand that priority is given to students who sign up for the complete program (€175), including the Buddha Face workshop on Friday evening.


Registration and information:

Please register with Elisa or Giorgio as soon as possible:
Elisa Macci 370-30-64448  /  elisamacci(at)virgilio.it

Giorgio Cotti 328-7696558  /  jokott(at)alice.it