HYBRID THANGKA COURSES

ONLINE (Drawing) + ON-LOCATION (Painting)

Yogesh Cutler is an artist and hatha yoga instructor based in the USA

ONLINE (Drawings)

  • Zoom classes 30-40 minutes
  • Pencil colouring/ landscape drawings on request
  • Duration – At your own pace
  • Availability- Through the year.

DRAW BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI/ MEDICINE BUDDHA

Minimum Duration: 4 weeks

Zoom Sessions: 2 

 

DRAW GREEN TARA/ WHITE TARA

Minimum Duration: 6 weeks

Zoom Sessions: 3 

 

DRAW MAHAKALA (Wrathful)

Minimum Duration: 6 weeks

Zoom Sessions: 2 

 

ON LOCATION (Painting)

  • DURATION: 10 Weeks
  • WHERE: Nestled in the Himalayas in Northern India is the Himalayan Art Museum in Dharamsala. Envisioned by Master Locho and his wife Dr Sarika Singh, the space exhibits 45 contemporary quality Thangka paintings based on the 2500 years tradition of Buddhist Paintings gradually carried forward by Indian and Tibetan masters. Apart from the museum, the space also has Thangde Gatsal Thangka Painting School and Studio.
  • LEARN: The art history and development of Thangka Painting; the traditional process of creating a thangka where a piece of cloth is being transformed into a divine image. The artist learns to draw the images of deities using traditional grids and iconography. This drawing is then transferred onto a hand-made canvas made with traditional methods and materials. The drawing is then inked, before the hand grounded mineral pigments are applied. Dry and wet shading gives three dimential appeal to the subject, while the outlining begins to make each part alive. Pure gold details are followed with the process of opening of eyes, a spiritual and artistic process that whereby the life and soul is given to the image. The painting is then mounted in silk brocades if needed and finally consecrated in order to become auspicious divine and powerful.

The 10-week Artist in Residency is one such journey of experiencing the century old tradition and spiritually elevating oneself. 

  • RESULT: The Artist carries a Thangka Painting, self- painted, during the three month stay at the sacred space, under the supervision of the masters. Academic Paper on Thangka Painting.
  • MASTERS:
Master Locho ( Master Teacher and finest Thangka Artist)
Dr Sarika Singh ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarika_Singh_(Thangka_painter)
Lobsang Tsaten (Assistant Master)
  • COST:  
    • ONLINE US $ 800 + ON LOCATION US $ 50 per day (FOREIGN NATIONALS)
    • ONLINE INR 25,000 + ON LOCATION INR 3,000 per day (INDIAN NATIONALS)
  • INCLUDES: Art Supplies, Printed Materials, Training materials, Access to the Museum and Library, Fully furnished residences on location with attached Bath and Kitchen. Lunch is provided at the site; the student is expected to cook the other meals.
  • WHO: Anyone above 18 can apply, artist or non- artist

ENROLL

 


Dr. Josip Zanki is the Associate Professor, PhD at Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb