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Upcoming Buddhist Art Courses in the United States of America
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July – East Coast & New York City retreats

Each year I spend 3 to 4 weeks in the US where I offer many different thangka drawing and painting...
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USA / NYC / May 7, 2020 / Drawing the Buddha Face

Learn to draw the Face of the Buddha at this evening workshop at Pratt Institute Manhattan
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USA / NYC / May 8, 2020 / Lecture on Medicine Buddha

Lecture on the Medicine Buddha, his background and symbolism within the Tibetan tradition, at Pratt Institute Manhattan
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USA / NYC / May 8-10, 2020 / Medicine Buddha weekend course

Learn to draw the Medicine Buddha, the Buddha of Healing at Pratt Institute Manhattan
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USA / NYC / Wed May 13, 2020 / Healing Plants in the Tibeta

NYC - Drawing Medicinal Plants in the Tibetan tradition - Thangka workshop at the Shantideva Center on May 13, 2020
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USA / NYC / Fri May 15, 2020 / Drawing the Buddha Face

NYC -Drawing the Buddha Face workshop at the Shantideva Center, Fri May 15, NYC, United States
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USA / NYC / May 15-17, 2020 / Manjushri, Buddha of Infinite

Thangka drawing weekend course in NYC on Manjushri, Buddha of Infinite Wisdom, May 15-17, 2020
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Types of Classes
Overview of the different kinds of Buddhist Art Courses that are offered in the USA:

Evening Classes

In these short workshops you will get a glimpse of Tibetan Buddhist Art, and create a (small) drawing or Tibetan Amulet.

Day Workshops
In a day workshop you can learn to draw a Buddha face, lotus flower or other Tibetan Buddhist symbols and color it by using the color pencil techniques, that will be explained as well.

The thangka day workshops offers you a good introduction in Tibetan Art.

Weekend Courses

In a weekend course (starting Fri evening) we will start to draw a Buddha, Mandala or Symbols, but -depending on how fast you are- you might have to finish your artwork at home.

In an extended weekend course (starting Thu evening) we can dive even deeper into the subject and you will most probably be able to finish your drawing.

Besides the drawing sessions, you will be guided through (short) meditations, slideshows and lectures about the meaning, symbolism and mantra of the particular subject, offering you a complete picture of the Buddhist philosophy that is connected to your Buddha or Mandala.

Coloring or painting your drawing can be done at home or during a thangka painting retreat.

Painting Retreats
learn-thangka-paintingThe longer courses, such as the annual 5 day Retreat Week at the Omega Institute (Rhinebeck, NY), are suitable for both drawing & painting.

For Thangka Painting Retreats that last 7 to 10 days and offer even more depth and practice, you can join the annual painting retreats in Italy or Sri Lanka.

A retreat gives you a true in-depth experience of the Tibetan Thangka art & philosophy, as there’s time to learn to work with the special thangka painting techniques and/or color pencil techniques.

Besides the drawing sessions, you will be guided through (short) meditations, slideshows and lectures about the meaning, symbolism and mantra of the particular subject, offering you a complete picture of the Buddhist philosophy that is connected to your Buddha or Mandala.

Private Teachings
private-thangka-teachings-individual-buddhist-art-workshopsIn the days before or after a course in the US, Carmen can be hired to offer individual thangka teachings.

For people who want to treat themselves to the luxury of a private course, for one person or with a few friends.

More on Private Thangka Classes can be find here


Pictures of Thangka Classes
After a thangka course, Carmen posts pictures of it on her FaceBook Page. You can also check her Instagram page for pictures.


Reviews
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