Students will learn the meaning and practice of drawing and painting traditional Buddhist art in the Tibetan style, beginning with the face of the Buddha and progressing through to completion of a thangka for those who wish to participate on an ongoing basis. Guidance is also offered in these sessions to those who have one work or more in progress.
A list of art materials required will be provided upon registration.
Dates & time: Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 February; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March; 5, 26 April; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May; 7, 14, 21, 28 June; 10:30am-12:30pm.
Cost: $20/$18 VI member
Paul Smith is an artist and musician living in the beautiful Blue Mountains. He has spent 10 years studying with the master thangka painter Andy Weber. While the cornerstone of his artistic practice is thangka painting in the traditional style, he also explores other media and cultural influences. Paul’s generative work Serpentine Gesture was selected as Outstanding Entry in the 2015 Culturescape exhibition. Paul has long been associated with Vajrayana Institute and, as artist-in-residence, teaches regularly at the centre on thangka painting.
9 Victoria Square