If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to explore, create, or write about Hindu and Buddhist art, consider taking a class at the Rubin Museum this fall that will help you connect with the ideas, symbols, and transformative energy of these timeless traditions.
Buddhism and Art for Beginners with Dominique Townsend, a four session class, meets Wednesdays evenings, 6:00-8:00, October 2-23. During this introduction to Buddhism, participants will learn about the geography of Tibet and surrounding regions and the life of the historical Buddha, as well as common figures found in Buddhist art. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.
The Buddha of Ultimate Healing: A Thangka-Making Workshop with Carmen Mensink provides a unique opportunity to draw and paint the Medicine Buddha over the course of two weekends while focusing on the healing power of this medicinal deity. The first weekend, October 11-13, will focus on drawing the Medicine Buddha. The second weekend, October 18-20, will be devoted to painting the Buddha. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.
If you’d like to hone your writing skills, consider Writing Along the Himalayas with Nina Goss and discover how Hindu and Buddhist art can inspire untapped creativity through intimate encounters in the Rubin Museum’s galleries. The class will meet Wednesday evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm, November 6-20 and December 4. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.