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Contemplative Studies
Arts & Culture
Tibetan Buddhist Drawing Workshops

 

DRAW THE FACE OF THE BUDDHA
XFA-208

Learn to draw the face of the Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition the way it has been done for centuries. Receive an overall introduction to the art of Tibetan thangka painting (traditional Buddhist scroll paintings) with a visit to the Rubin museum. Engage in a focused meditation, and a hear a brief lecture on the traditions and symbolism related to Tibetan art. Carmen Mensink, an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, will guide you to draw your own portrait of the Buddha. The workshop is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no previous drawing experience. For a materials list please contact sdevegh@pratt.edu.

Ms. Mensink  is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and teaches this rare art form, as well as Buddhist meditation and Eastern philosophy, at museums, universities, and Buddhist Centers around the world: tibetanbuddhistart.com.

WEDNESDAY | CARMEN MENSINK
MAY 5 | 6:30-9:30 PM
1 SESSION |.3 CEUs |$95
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

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TIBETAN MANDALA DRAWING
XFA-207

Discover the Mandala of the 5 Elements and learn to draw it according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 

The Mandala of the 5 Elements represents: earth, water, fire, air and space. These cosmic elements are fundamental to the principals of Ayurvedic medicine, a system later incorporated in Tibetan Medicine. In Tibet, this mandala has historically been used to explain the relationship between certain ailments and their treatments.  

Participate in short meditations and hear a brief lecture at the Rubin Museum on the traditions and symbolism found in this mandala. Carmen Mensink, an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas will guide you in colored pencil techniques, and provide individual attention to participants throughout the weekend.

SAT + SUN | CARMEN MENSINK
MAY 9 & 10 | 10 AM-5 PM
2 SESSIONS | 1.2 CEUs | $350
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

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