Thangka Painting Classes
Carmen Mensink offers Thangka painting classes and retreats over the world, such as this annual retreat in a beautiful Buddhist Center in Italy.
Each course offers a different Tibetan Buddhist subject or deity, such as Green Tara or White Tara, the most important female Buddhas, or the Medicine Buddha, the Buddha of Healing.
In a thangka class, one learns not only how to draw or paint a Buddha, but Carmen will also teaches about the symbolism and the Buddhist philosophy behind it, as well as the meditation and mantra of the deity.
Besides giving thangka classes Carmen also gives lectures on Buddhist art in museums and universities.