ONLINE / White Tara, the Buddha of Long Life / Thangka Art Course

Home > Classes > Upcoming Thangka CoursesONLINE THANGKA COURSE ‘White Tara, the Buddha of Longevity
>> THE CURRENT OCT/NOV 2020 EDITION IS FULL<<
The White Tara Thangka Art Course is offered three times a year at the online School for Tibetan Buddhist Art. All courses have a limited amount of students to ensure high quality and my full guidance, as I want each student to succeed.– Carmen

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Melissa Ebeling

Teachings were very well thought out

I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course, teachings were very well thought out, meditation retreat, mantra, meanings, teaching of white tara, history, drawing details, color, great course materials…. all so wonderful… I’m a seasoned artist, however art I feel is more of an infinite n…

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Maui

Teachings were very well thought out

I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course, teachings were very well thought out, meditation retreat, mantra, meanings, teaching of white tara, history, drawing details, color, great course materials…. all so wonderful… I’m a seasoned artist, however art I feel is more of an infinite never ending learning journey…. So grateful for this wonderful class. 🙏🏻💖

Melissa Ebeling

Maui

Mike Adamo

NYC

Good energy!

“I’m still carrying the good energy from the course. Thank you! Also still amazed at the steps that were layed out for me to receive that energy and be surrounded by all of you. I am truly blessed!”

Good energy!

“I’m still carrying the good energy from the course. Thank you! Also still amazed at the steps that were layed out for me to receive that energy and be surrounded by all of you. I am truly blessed!”

Mike Adamo

NYC

Yvonne van Vliet

The Netherlands

You have to experience it yourself!

I really enjoy the courses of Carmen. Can’t describe how peaceful and fulfilling it is, you have to experience it yourself!

You have to experience it yourself!

I really enjoy the courses of Carmen. Can’t describe how peaceful and fulfilling it is, you have to experience it yourself!

Yvonne van Vliet

The Netherlands

Amy Bryan

NYC

So much more than ‘just’ an art class

“I had the extreme pleasure of taking three classes with Carmen Mensink this spring in NYC. I am the veteran of many fine art classes over the years, but this is the first time that I have felt compelled to write a testimonial about one. From the minute I met her, I knew Carmen was a woman from whom I could learn some…

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So much more than ‘just’ an art class

“I had the extreme pleasure of taking three classes with Carmen Mensink this spring in NYC. I am the veteran of many fine art classes over the years, but this is the first time that I have felt compelled to write a testimonial about one. From the minute I met her, I knew Carmen was a woman from whom I could learn something truly special and different, which is not something I say lightly. I am not easily impressed. 🙂 After taking her amulet making class, I was sufficiently curious to see what else she had on offer, and after just one lecture, I could tell that my ability to learn from her was virtually unlimited.

Carmen’s classes are so much more than “just” an art class. Her knowledge, love and reverence for the highly-symbolic, traditional Tibetan devotional art called thangka is apparent in everything she does. Along with high-level, professional instruction in traditional drawing, painting and crafting methods, students learn about the history and cultural background of the deity they are depicting, including the mantras, prayers and attributes attributed to these religious figures. Rather than creating these images in a vacuum, our work is grounded in an understanding of their significance within Tibetan Buddhism. Carmen creates a spiritual space to work in that can only be described as magical. The meditative nature of art is a focus, as is the thought that creation be rooted in intention. The art produced in such an environment feels sacred.

The amount of effort, preparation, skill and planning involved in this approach to instruction is apparent, and it’s clear that teaching is an avocation for Carmen. It is done thoughtfully, with spirit, purpose and a sincerity that stands out.

No matter the level of skill and experience a student has, everyone is made to feel welcome and special, and is treated with complete respect. At the same time, Carmen is warm, friendly, unpretentious (despite having real bona fides as a recognized expert in her field) and intelligent, and has a sense of humor, so the class is relaxed and fun. Carmen has many students who have studied with her for years, and some have artwork that they only work on while she is visiting the city. It’s a testament to the value of Carmen’s presence and technical expertise that she has such a strong following.”

Amy Bryan

NYC