The International Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies is pleased to announce:
The Traditional Art of Tibetan Thangka Painting – a week end workshop
10-12 october 2014 Venice: 143 S.Croce, Fondamenta Minotto, Rio del Gaffaro
Throughout the weekend, you will learn how to draw Manjushri according to Thangkas, the traditional Buddhist paintings on rolled up textile. The drawing sessions will be accompanied by detailed theoretical explanations and meditations on the subject. The practice of drawing and painting Thangkas, in addition to its high artistic value, helps developing a peaceful and joyful inner space. This course is suitable for beginners as well as professional artists.
Carmen Mensink, Dutch, graduated at Kampen Accademy of Arts in 1995 as Graphic Designer, in 1996 specialized in Typography at the Hague Royal Accademy of Art. She then came in touch with Tibetan Buddhism and in 1999 Andy Weber with whom she did several years of practice. Painting Thangkas is for her the ideal combination between Buddhist practice and Art. Carmen currently lives in Amsterdam and she has been teaching with joy and commitment since 2003 in Europe, America and Asia.
OPEN TO ALL!!
Accommodation available in Venice starting from 16€/night.
Info and registration: courses@