Short | Medium | Long | Student's Work

One-Week Course

This course is designed to introduce students to the thangka art form, and includes the following:

  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s face
  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s body without robes
  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s body with robes
  • Pencil sketch of a landscape including mountains, clouds, rivers, flowers, trees, and offerings

Two-Week Course

This course is designed to introduce students to both pencil sketching and, if they wish, the application of ink. The course includes the following:

Week 1

  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s face
  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s body without robes
  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s body with robes

Week 2

  • Students may repeat exercises from Week 1 using another deity/drawing of their choice, or
  • Learn techniques and principles of the application of ink

Three-Week Course

This course is designed to introduce students to both pencil sketching and the application of ink. Students will learn to sketch at least two deities or drawings. The course includes the following:

Week 1

  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s face
  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s body without robes
  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s body with robes

Week 2

  • Pencil sketch of Green/White Tara face
  • Pencil sketch of the Green/White Tara’s body without robes
  • Pencil sketch of the Green/White Tara’s body with robes

Week 3

  • Application of ink to completed drawings

Four-Week Course

This course is designed to introduce students to both pencil sketching and the application of ink. Students will create three final drawings and have mastered the technique of applying ink. The course includes the following:

Week 1

  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s face
  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s body without robes
  • Pencil sketch of the Buddha’s body with robes

Week 2

  • Pencil sketch of Green Tara’s face
  • Pencil sketch of the Green Tara’s body without robes
  • Pencil sketch of the Green Tara’s body with robes

Week 3

  • Pencil sketch of White Tara’s face
  • Pencil sketch of White Tara’s body without robes
  • Pencil sketch of White Tara’s body with robes

Week 4

  • Students apply ink to their drawings