Draw the Face of the Buddha
with Carmen Mensink

This workshop is a great introduction if you want to learn about drawing and painting Tibetan thangkas. To draw the Buddha’s Face we will work with the original grid-patterns (that contain the right proportions), which serves as a helpful tool.

Including in the workshop is a short meditation and lecture to learn more about the backgrounds and symbolism of Tibetan thangkas.

During the drawing session there is a lot of individual guidance by Carmen. Drawing experience is not necessary.

To learn more about this course: https://www.tibetan-buddhist-art.com/drawing-the-face-of-the-buddha-in-the-tibetan-tradition/

Tip: Combine this morning workshop with the Tibetan Amulet Making Workshop that takes place in the same room in the afternoon!

About the Teacher

Carmen Mensink is an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas. She is the founder of the online School for Tibetan Buddhist Art.

Carmen has been teaching Tibetan Art, Meditation and Philosophy for two decades and offers classes at museums, universities, and Buddhist centers around the world, including the Rubin Museum of Art, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and Omega Institute. She has been featured in dozens of publications.  

Through the dedication and joy Carmen expresses (and that is passed on to her students!) in her onsite, online, and private thangka classes, she has guided and inspired thousands of people along the Buddhist Art & Dharma path.

Carmen is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is also being asked to work on related Tibetan art forms, including large floor paintings of the ‘Eight Auspicious Symbols’ to welcome the Dalai Lama in her home country in 2009, 2014 and 2018. 

To learn more go to https://www.tibetan-buddhist-art.com and the https://www.schoolfortibetanbuddhistart.com/