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Every year, Carmen Mensink offers Thangka drawing & painting courses in Asia in different countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. Buddhist Art Workshops in other countries like Sri Lanka and Vietnam are coming up. On this page you can see the courses that are currently scheduled.

New workshops will be added through the year. If you want to automatically stay informed on classes in Asia subscribe to the Newsletter Asia


Upcoming Buddhist Art Courses in Asia
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Types of Classes in Asia
Overview of the different kinds of Buddhist Art Courses that are offered in Asia:

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-paintingThangka Painting Retreats that last 7 to 10 days offer even more depth and practice, such as the 10-day Sri Lanka course (including sightseeing tour to the famous Buddhist sites).
If you are willing to travel for it you could also join the 5 day Retreat Week at the Omega Institute (Rhinebeck, NY), or our annual Thangka Painting Retreat in Italy.

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 Asia, 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 each thangka course, Carmen posts pictures of it on her FaceBook Page. In the ‘Albums’ section you can find the pics of previous classes in Singapore & Malaysia. You can also check her Instagram page for pictures.


Reviews
Testimonials from people who have joined the thangka courses in Asia:


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