ON LOCATION DRAWING AND PAINTING COURSES

Come experience the process of self-transformation in lap of the Himalayan mountains through the divine art of Thangka Painting. Choose form a wide spectrum of courses offered for various durations and intensities below. 

 

A glimpse into the life of a Thangka Artist  

  • MODE: ON LOCATION (Art Residency and Meditation Course)
  • DATES : 1st of Every Month
  • WHERE: Nestled in the Himalayas in Northern India is the Himalayan Art Museum. 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 Himalayan Art Museum, the centre includes the Thangde Gatsal Thangka Painting School, Nalanda Temple and the Bodhi Gardens. The location of the centre is ideal for nature walks and spiritual growth. 
  • LEARN: Learn the Buddhist Meditation, Prayers, Mantras and Tibetan Prostrations. 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 dimensional 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.  
  • INCLUDES: Art Supplies, 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. Includes all taxes.
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE: Pure Gold, Silk Brocades for Mounting and Inking Brushes. All On Location Students must bring with them the following Brushes- Windsor & Newton Series 7 or Raphael or Chinese/ Japanese Brushes of size 00, 0, 1 and 2 for Inking.
  • WHO : Anyone above 18 can apply, artist or non- artist.
 Xiaoying Chang is an artist based in the United kingdom

 

COURSES OFFERED

 DURATION DESCRIPTION

ONE YEAR

ENROLL

Three months of intense sketching followed by two weeks of inking and finally painting for eight months. The Artist carries two to three Thangka Paintings, self- painted, during the twelve months stay at the sacred space, under the supervision of the masters. Academic Paper(s) on Thangka Painting.

  • US $ 35 per day (Foreign Nationals)

  • INR 2000 per day (Indian Nationals)

    6 MONTHS 

    ENROLL

    Eight weeks of intense sketching followed by two weeks of inking and finally painting for fourteen weeks. The Artist carries one to two Thangka Painting(s), self- painted, during the six months stay at the sacred space, under the supervision of the masters. Academic Paper on Thangka Painting.

    • US $ 50 per day (Foreign Nationals)
    • INR 3000 per day (Indian Nationals) 

    3 MONTHS

    Highly

    Recommended

    ENROLL

    Three weeks of intense sketching, followed by one week of inking and finally painting for eight weeks. The Artist carries a Thangka Painting, self- painted, during the three months stay at the sacred space, under the supervision of the masters. Academic Paper on Thangka Painting. 

    • US $ 60 per day (Foreign Nationals)
    • INR 3500 per day (Indian Nationals) 

    1 MONTH

    Highly

    Recommended

    ENROLL

    One week of intense sketching, followed by three weeks of intense painting. The Artist carries a very basic Thangka Painting, painted using non pigment mediums, during the one month stay at the sacred space, under the supervision of the masters. We highly recommend this course.

  • US $ 95 per day (Foreign Nationals)
  • INR 5000 per day (Indian Nationals) 
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    2-6 WEEKS

    ENROLL

    Learn to draw the Images of Deities or Landscape Elements or Symbols using traditional grids and iconography. The drawing is then inked, if the student is interested and if the duration allows.

    • US $ 60 per day (Foreign Nationals)

    • INR 3500 per day (Indian Nationals)

    NON-RESIDENTIAL 

    ENROLL

    In case you already have your own accommodation, you can opt for this option. The fees include painting materials, tuition fee, and Lunch. Non Residential courses require complete advance before starting the course. This advance is non refundable.

    • INR 2000 per day

     

    To book for above courses Booking Deposit is to be paid. This amount is Non- Refundable.

     

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

    DAILY SCHEDULE

    TIME

    ACTIVITY

    8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Meditation, Prayers and Prostration

    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Breakfast 

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Practice Thangka Art 

    1:00 pm -  2:00 pm

    Lunch

    2:00 pm -  5:00 pm

    Practice Thangka Art

    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Meditation (Optional)

    8:30 pm onwards

    Dinner and Retire

       

    Luise Kloos is an Abstract artist based in Graz, Austria 

     

    Diksha is a Fashion Designer based in New Delhi, India