Himalayan-Tibetan Thangka Arts
with Sonam Rinzin

Join us on Saturdays in Park Slope for classes in the Tibetan art of Thangka painting and drawing with renowned artist and teacher Sonam Rinzin.

Saturdays — 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM

The fee per day is $30.00, all of which is paid to the instructor.

For information: sonamrinzinthangkaarts [at] gmail [dot] com

or call Ethan at 347.578.3041

Admission is limited to 8 people per class. Please contact the gallery if you are interested in participating in this unique opportunity to learn a beautiful art from a master of the genre. Arrive 10 to 15 minutes before class if possible.

New students in the class are introduced to drawing and composition in pencil and charcoal on paper. After the drawing foundation phase, color and painting techniques are explored in depth. Students will need to bring their own materials. Bring sketch paper pads of medium size (9"x12" or 12"x18"), pencils, and/or charcoal.

Sonam Rinzin studied Tibetan Thangka painting for over 12 years in Kathmandu, Nepal, and in his own region of Nepal called Mustang, which is culturally Tibetan. He has received numerous mural and painting commissions in Nepal and New York City. Rinzin's painting "Four-Arm Cherzig" (pictured above) is the largest Thangka painting in Mustang, at 10 by 5.5 feet. The painting is widely admired for its narrative complexity, beauty of execution, and detailed drawing. Sonam lives and works in Brooklyn.

Please contact the gallery if you are interested in joining the class.

Further links and info about the class:

2nd Year Anniversary Exhibition
Ethan's facebook album of work from the class
Facebook event page
Sonam Rinzin's profile on this website
Artist's statement by Sonam Rinzin
Great blog post from Hudson Valley Native Sky

Support the class and Himalayan culture by purchasing the ten-page catalog for only $12 at our online store. Your support is appreciated. Thank You! Namaste.

Profile of Sonam Rinzin by the Endangered Language Alliance