Drawing: The Traditional Tibetan Method - Pema Rinzin

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Pema Rinzin 
Drawing: The Traditional Tibetan Method 
Tibet House US Gallery 
Friday, May 04, 2012 At 07:00 PM  
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About the Event


Co-presented with The New York Tibetan Art Studio

This course introduces Tibetan drawing methodology within the visual context of thangka paintings. Incorporating Tibetan motifs into the their works, without the grids and measurements traditionally used to train thangka artists, students will learn to create their own drawings inspired by traditional thangka paintings. Students may use pencil, charcoal, and ink. The aim from beginning to end is for students to find the essence of their own style using the study of Tibetan painting as a platform from which to draw inspiration and experiment to create unique work. Students will study traditional forms, figures, jewels, ornamentation, flora and fauna, while developing thangka drawing skills.


This is an ongoing course intended for artist, students, educators, and anyone with an interest in learning the essential of Tibetan art. Students may drop in and join the class at any time.

General:$25 / Members:$22/50  Friday, May 11; 7-9PM   click here to register

General:$25 / Members:$22/50  Friday, May 18; 7-9PM   click here to register

General:$25 / Members:$22/50  Friday, May 25; 7-9PM   click here to register


SERIES: Fridays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, & 25
General:$247.50 / Members:$220   click here to register


About the Presenter

Pema Rinzin was born in Tibet in 1966 and grew up in Dharamsala, India, where he studied with Kalsang Oshoe, Khepa Gonpo, Rigdzin Paljor and other master artists from 1979 to 1983. Rinzin subsequently taught Renaissance, Impressionist, and Abstract Expressionist art, as well as cartoon drawing for eight years at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala. From 1995-2004 he worked at the Shoko-ji Cultural Research Institute in Nagano, Japan. From 2002 to 2005, he divided his time between Japan and Würzburg, Germany, where he was an artist-in-residence at the Brush & Color Studio. From November 2005 to October 2008, Rinzin was an artist-in-residence at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. His paintings have been exhibited internationally and are held in public and private collections worldwide, most notably at the Shoko-ji Cultural Research Institute in Nagano, Japan, and the Rubin Museum of Art. Rinzin lives and works in New York and is the founder of New York Tibetan Art Studio.

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