Sep 10-19, 2021

Buddha Face Thangka Art Course

Start your journey in Tibetan thangka art and learn to draw your first Buddha through Carmen Mensink'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.


Unlimited access

This course will be available for you as soon as this bundle is purchased 

Colouring Techniques

Become a pro in working with black & white pencils, coloured pencils and the effect of additional materials, and apply your newly learned techniques directly onto your Buddha drawings!

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Have you seen some of the amazing drawings that are made by Carmen Mensink
and her students?
Ever wondered how such effects were created?
Colour along with Carmen as she discloses all the techniques used to create the most
stunning thangka drawings.
And you can immediately apply the colouring techniques
on your Buddha(s)!

With clear instruction videos, lots of closeups, examples from the thangka courses, tips
and clear explanation on how to create certain effects, this course covers everything
from the basic to the advanced levels:

- Basic knowledge about colours and the colour circle
- Shading techniques in black & white
- Between black & white and colour
- Shading techniques with coloured pencils
- Thangka specifics
- Outlining, decorating
- Lots of hints, tips and examples from the thangka courses
- Bonus: the use of additional materials and their effects

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


On your preferred date and time

One-on-One Zoom Session with Carmen

During this private, 1hr Zoom Coaching session with Carmen you will get help when stuck in your drawing, practice the Colouring Techniques together, get support and guidance on your next steps, and have all your questions answered!

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A 1hr One-on-one with Carmen For coaching, practice, joy, & all your questions
Make a personal connection with your teacher and the thangka lineage.

You will receive a link to Carmen's calendar and can choose your One-on-One on
your own preferred date and time
- there's lots of choice for all time zones.
If needed you can also reschedule your session.
You will also be able to add your preferred topic(s), so Carmen can prepare for the session.

Just a few things that you could use your 1hr session for:
- Get help and guidance on your drawing(s)
- Get more hints & tips on your drawing(s)
- Practice together / let Carmen demonstrate black & white shading and blending techniques
- Practice together / let Carmen demonstrate coloured shading and blending techniques
- Ask all your questions on thangka art, Carmen's own path, Buddhism, meditation, mantra etc.
- Feel supported on your thangka art journey, and confident on your next step(s)

This Course Bundle is for you when:

  • You want to create a Buddha Face in the Tibetan tradition
  • You want to learn more about buddhas, thangka art and iconography
  • You want to experience the meditative aspect of thangka drawing
  • You want to learn how to work with the special colouring techniques and materials to enhance your Buddha drawings
  • You want to have a private teaching and guidance and meet Carmen in person

After this Course Bundle:

  • You have drawn your own beautiful Buddha Face according to the Tibetan thangka tradition
  • You know more about the history of thangka, as well as the symbolism of your Buddha Face
  • You have learned the basics that are needed to draw a complete Buddha for your next course
  • You have gained great knowlegde on colouring techniques and know how to enhance your Buddha drawings to the max!
  • You have learned even more through your one-on-one with Carmen, made a personal connection with her, and know now how to proceed in your development


There are NO requirements for this course, anyone can join. In fact, you don't need to have any drawing experience at all. Drawing the Buddha Face! course is one of Carmen Mensink's signature thangka courses that she has offered to thousands of students during her many years of teaching. Carmen will guide and support you personally, and will bring out the best in you on your own level.

Opportunity to do this with such an excellent teacher, in a way that I could afford

"I was so happy to find this course and this teacher especially at this moment. This is something I've wanted to study for most of my life.

To have the opportunity to do this with such an excellent teacher, in a way that I could afford, and not have to travel made it all possible. I am currently unemployed and so the finances are difficult but this was a reasonable cost, so I am grateful.

I loved learning the history and the context and the symbolism, and how to meditate with the thangka.

I also loved seeing other's creations."

Metta, US

Purchased Thangka Course Bundle

Buddha Face + Medicine Buddha

I knew this course would be awesome, however you far exceeded that expectation

"I had a little peek at your free medicine buddha lecture.. So in my heart i knew this course would be awesome.. However you far exceeded that expectation.

I love the combination of story, meditation, pictures, and bonus materials.. and yay i get to sing the mantra with you... so beautiful you are bringing this to a wider audience.

Beautifully done...hope to see more courses in the future, I'm already signed up for medicine buddha thangka course, so excited!"

Melissa, Maui, Hawaii

Purchased Thangka Course Bundle:

Buddha Face + Medicine Buddha

Well structured and detailed explanations available for each step

"My expectations going into the course where to get more in touch with the aspects of buddhism regarding the drawing of the Buddha.

I was surprised on how well structured and detailed explanations were available for each step.

The history before the drawing classes I believe add so much value because it brings the attention of the importance and significance of this tradition. On top of that, meditation was key to focus and be able to concentrate on the class."

Javier, Guatemala

Purchased Thangka Course Bundle:

Buddha Face + Medicine Buddha

Sign me up for Drawing the Buddha Face! + Colouring Techniques + Private Zoom Meeting only

Secure your course space for Drawing the Buddha Face! April 30-May 14, 2021 + Colouring Techniques + Private Zoom Meeting with Carmen. Limited amount of students.

Payments can be done in USD or EUR. Additional VAT may be applicable, depending on your country (see next page).

Note: Payments with Paypal can only be done when choosing USD. Don't forget to check 'I agree to receive instructional and promotional emails' on the next page, otherwise Carmen won't be able to send you information about the course and guide you when needed.