Art-Making Workshop

Thangka Workshop

Future Buddha Maitreya
Tibet, c. 1800
Opaque watercolor on cotton
28 x 18-3/4 in. (71.1 x 47.6 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Pratap and Chitra Pal

Thangka Workshop

Date: Sunday, June 08, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Teacher: Melissa Manfull
Type: Art-Making Workshop

In conjunction with the exhibition In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, artist Melissa Manfull leads a workshop based on thangka paintings. Thangkas are contemplative objects that incorporate iconographic imagery and depiction of real and imagined space. They are made of a variety of materials, including textiles, paint and wood. Participants tour the exhibition and examine the symbols and cosmic geographies found within the works before making thangka paintings of their own.


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. | Advance registration is required and can be made here.