Drawing Tibetan Symbols
Thursday, July 21st
You may arrive at 6pm
Price: $ 60 per person including all materials
Refreshments will be served.
Join us for an inspirational, fun and educational evening. ALIX is delighted to welcome members and their guests to a special evening with Carmen Mensink a renowned painter and teacher of Tibetan Art. Carmen is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and gives workshops and private lessons internationally.
In this 3hr evening workshop, held at ALIX’s office, you will learn how to draw and color (with colored pencils) a Tibetan Symbol according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. You may choose one of the three most popular symbols in Tibetan Buddhism: the Lotus Flower, the Eternal Knot & the Eyes of the Buddha.
This workshop offers a good introduction into Tibetan thangka painting (traditional Buddhist scroll paintings) and contains a short meditation, a slideshow and talk on the meaning of the symbols, explanation of the tradition and a lot of individual guidance.
In Tibet, the painting of thangkas was an important and highly developed means of expression through which the entire Buddhist philosophy could be explained. And it still has this function: thangkas are used in temples & monasteries and are hung above the altars to support the Buddhist meditation and practice. The Chinese invasion in Tibet in the 1950’s and the destruction of a lot of old Tibetan traditions and monasteries makes it even more important to keep this beautiful tradition alive and pure.
The course is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no drawing experience whatsoever. The workshop attendance will be limited.
401 Broadway (One block below Canal Street)
New York, NY 10013