Art-Making Workshop

Stitching Buddhas: An Introduction to Tibetan Applique

Future Buddha Maitreya Flanked by the Eighth Dalai Lama and His Tutor
Tibet, 1793–1794
Appliquéd silk
Norton Simon Art Foundation
M.1975.01.T
© 2014 Norton Simon Art Foundation

Stitching Buddhas: An Introduction to Tibetan Applique

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo
Type: Art-Making Workshop

Join thangka artist Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo for an introduction to the Tibetan art of appliqué. This workshop gives participants direct experience with the techniques involved in creating the monumental appliqué thangka at the center of the exhibition In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas. Gain deep appreciation for the thangka’s intricacy and discover the mind-steadying potential of needle and thread.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | The fee of $30 ($24 for members) includes all materials and admission to the galleries on the day of the class. | Space is limited. Online registration is required. For further information, contact the Education Department at (626) 844-6980.