Sep 10-19, 2021

Buddha Face

Start your journey in Tibetan thangka art and learn to draw the Face of the Buddha in Carmen's signature thangka base course.

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During this in-depth course, you will learn how to draw the face of the Buddha according
to the traditional Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Thangka.

Through Carmen Mensink's combination of creating art step by step, mindfulness meditation
and explanations about thangka and iconography, you will not only create a meaningful drawing,
but you will gain an experience that lasts way longer than the duration of this course.

You can start this course anytime within the above time frame and come back to it as much as
you like in between these dates.
During the course availability Carmen is fully available (through the
discussion sections in this course platform and via email) to guide and support you on your drawing,
bringing each student from where they are to a higher level.

The average thangka student will take up to 1 day to complete this course and draw the
Buddha Face in black & white.
If preferred, your drawing can be further worked out using shading
or colour (check out the course bundles with the Colouring Techniques course included!).

The list of art materials can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Sep 24-Nov 19, 2021

The Buddha

Learn to draw Shakyamuni, the Historical Buddha, the one we most often refer to as simple 'The Buddha.' Learn all about his iconography and symbolism, and connect with him though meditation & mantra.

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During this in-depth course, you will learn how to draw The Buddha according
to the traditional Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Thangka.


Buddha Shakyamuni is the historical Buddha of our time, generally referred to as The Buddha.
Besides the clear drawing instructions you will be taken to ancient India 2500yrs ago, learn about
his life (and the previous ones!), his path, his meditation, mantra (and the meaning of it), as well as about
the impact his teachings had and that caused a stir in India at the time.

Through Carmen Mensink's combination of creating art step by step, explaining the Buddha's iconography,
meditation and mantra
, you will not only connect with The Buddha and create a meaningful drawing,
but you will gain an experience that lasts way longer than the duration of this course.

Before the course starts, an envelope with the traditional grid proportions for drawing this
Buddha will be shipped to you
, and during the course Carmen is fully available to guide and
support you on your drawing, bringing each student from where they are to a higher level.

You can start this course anytime within the above time frame and come back to it as much
as you like in between these dates.
The average thangka student will take up to 3 days to complete
this course and draw The Buddha in black & white. If preferred, your drawing can be further worked out using
colour and shading (check out the course bundles with the Colouring Techniques course included!).

The list of art materials can be found at the bottom of this page.

This Course Bundle is for you when:
  • You want to seriously start your practice in thangka art and want to learn to draw Buddhas the traditional and correct way
  • You want to learn to draw the The Buddha but haven't taken the Buddha Face Course yet
  • You want to know the deep meanings locked up in Tibetan Buddhist Art and want to experience its meditative aspect
After this Course Bundle:
  • You have drawn your own beautiful Buddha Face and complete Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist thangka tradition
  • You have learned all about the symbolism and iconography, and about a beautiful, ancient tradition
  • You have experienced inner peace and joy through the drawing processes, the meditations and working with the mantra

Requirements:

There are no requirements for this course bundle, as the basic Buddha Face course (which is the requirement for The Buddha course) is included. Anyone can join - also if you don't have any drawing experience.

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But before we continue: are you sure you don't want to learn all about Colouring Techniques to deepen your art practice? If you do, click here:

Sign me up for Buddha Face + The Buddha bundle only

Secure your course space for the Buddha Face + The Buddha Thangka Art Courses (dates on top of this page). Limited amount of students.

Optionally an extra 1hr Private Zoom Meeting with Carmen can be added on your next page (checkout).

Payments can be done in USD or EUR. Prices shown include the VAT (if applicable, depending on your country). Payments with Paypal can only be done when choosing USD.

Important: Please check 'I agree to receive instructional and promotional emails' on the next page, otherwise Carmen won't be able send you info on this course. Also please leave your address on the last page so she can ship you the the course grids.

Buddha Face & The Buddha Shakyamuni thangka course bundle
You have to experience it yourself!


"I really enjoy the courses of Carmen. 

Can't describe how peaceful and fulfilling it is, you have to experience it yourself!"

Yvonne van Vliet, The Netherlands

Feeds my soul, enhances and supports my creativity


"I love the combination of art, meditation and lectures. It feeds my soul, enhances and supports my creativity and it is always a wonderful learning experience.


I like the way Carmen teaches. She is very encouraging for both beginners and advanced. She is firm when it comes to preserving this traditional art form but also flexible in that she understands everyone sees the world differently and that is reflected in their art."

Maria Elmazi, USA

Not only a drawing class


"Drawing is still new to me but under Carmen’s guidance I’ve gained confidence and enjoyment.

The class is not only a drawing class but an exciting journey into learning a great deal about Tibetan Buddhism."

Bill, USA