NOTE: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

THIS COURSE BUNDLE WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN THE FALL OF 2020.

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There are a few spaces left for the Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course (registration closes June 2, 2020) for students who have drawn the Buddha Face previously in a course with Carmen

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May 22-June 2, 2020

Drawing the Buddha Face!

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Course availability: June 12-July 12, 2020

Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course

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 Medicine Buddha but haven't taken the Drawing 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 Medicine Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist thangka tradition
  • You know about their background, and iconography and will never look at it the same at Buddhist art again
  • You have experienced inner peace and joy through the drawing processes, the meditations and working with the mantras, and created a connection both with these buddhas and with a beautiful and ancient tradition

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FAQ:

How does the course availability work?* You can start each course anytime in its mentioned time frame and come back to it as much as you like in between these dates. This way, Carmen Mensink can guarantee her full commitment to individual guidance for students on the VIP and DELUXE plans. It is also the reason why each course is set to a limited amount of students.

What does a course look like? Each course has all the elements of an onsite thangka course, including drawing instruction videos, guided meditations and lectures on symbolism and mantra. You will be guided step by step in a methodic structure. In addition you can test your knowledge through the quizzes and enjoy the bonus materials that are provided.

How long will it take me to complete a course? The average thangka student will take 1 day to complete the Drawing the Buddha Face! course, and 3 days to complete the Medicine Buddha course and draw each Buddha in B&W. Depending on your preference your drawings can be further worked out (also after the course time is up).

*NOTE: The next possibility to enroll in this course will be in Sept/Oct 2020. Check the FAQ page for more information.

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Requirements

  • There are no requirements for these courses as will be starting with the Drawing the Buddha Face! course, before moving on to drawing the Medicine Buddha. This course bundle is both for people with and without drawing experience. In the VIP and the DELUXE course plans, Carmen will guide and support you personally, and will bring out the best in you on your own level.

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PLANS

Thangka Course Bundle

Drawing the Buddha Face! (May 22-Jun 2, 2020) +

Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course (June 12-July 12, 2020)

The three Course Bundle plans are based on the amount of personal guidance and support by Carmen during the set course dates:


BASIC - Course Bundle Only / $ + VAT

  • You provide for all art materials yourself, for both courses 
  • Before the course starts, you will receive an envelope with all grids and handouts needed for both courses
  • No individual guidance. Questions can be put in the discussion groups that are open to all students and that Carmen answers in general


VIP - Personal Approach / $ + VAT

  • You provide for all art materials yourself, for both courses 
  • Before the course starts, you will receive an envelope with all grids and handouts needed for both courses, as well as a personal note by Carmen
  • You can contact Carmen privately (through the School) with all your questions about your artwork
  • You can send Carmen pictures of your artwork privately (through the School) to let her check your progress


DELUXE - Private Teaching Approach / $ + VAT

  • You don't need to provide for the art materials for both courses yourself
  • Before the course starts, you will receive a Material Pack (see FAQ) worthy of $70 (incl. shipping) with all the art materials as well as all grids and handouts needed for both courses, and a personal note by Carmen
  • You can contact Carmen privately (through the School) with all your questions about your artwork
  • You can send Carmen pictures of your artwork privately (through the School) to let her check your progress
  • You can contact Carmen (privately through the School) with all your other questions on buddhism, meditation, other Tibetan deities or mandalas, or for ex. a thangka or Buddha statue that you own and would like to know more about, etc.
  • You will get a 1hr private Zoom meeting with Carmen where she will demonstrate B&W & coloured pencil techniques, and you can practice this together


This course is closed for enrollment.

Carmen Mensink guiding a group in the museum along buddhist artworks

Learn about Tibetan Buddhist Art

Enjoy the engaging lectures on the symbolism and iconography of each course subject

Create your own Tibetan Buddha with Carmen Mensink

Create your own Tibetan Buddha

In a clear step by step process, you will learn to draw Buddhas and Mandalas in a proper way

Meditate and experience the joy

Connect with yourself, with Buddhas and an ancient tradition during the drawing process and meditations

FAQ

Why can I step in only on certain dates throughout the year? Why are these courses available for only a limited period of time? How long does it take for an Envelope with grids/handouts or a complete Material Pack to reach me? etc. Check the Frequently Asked Questions

Curriculum

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Who is Carmen Mensink?

Meet the instructor


Carmen Mensink is the founder of the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art. She is an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas. 

She is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and has nearly two decades of experience in teaching this beautiful art, as well as Buddhist meditation and philosophy, at museums, universities, and Buddhist Centers around the world.

Through her courses, Thangka Talks videos, articles, and private thangka teachings, Carmen has guided thousands of people along the Buddhist Art & Dharma path.

Carmen has been featured in dozens of publications and has been teaching at places including the ones on the left.

She is also being asked to work on related Tibetan art forms, including large floor paintings of the '8 Auspicious Symbols' to welcome the Dalai Lama in the Netherlands in 2009, 2014 and 2018. For more info go to www.tibetan-buddhist-art.com