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Book Art at Family Art Labs!

Last weekend we hosted our December Family Art Lab focusing on the art of books and their importance in Tibetan Culture.  We began with an exploration of the exhibition, All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide, focusing on a set of 54 paintings … Continue reading

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DIY: Tibetan Prayer Flags for a Harmonious Space!

Prayer flags are believed to bring happiness, long life, and prosperity to those who create them.  Let’s make some!  Each color has a special meaning: blue/space, white/air, red/fire, green/water, and yellow/earth. Here’s an image of prayer flags hanging from a Buddhist … Continue reading

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Creating a Sand Mandala at Family Art Labs!

Last Saturday Family Programs held a very special Family Art Lab where we learned all about mandalas and collaborated to created a giant sand mandala.  It was a unique experience for all and I think everyone had a nice take away from the … Continue reading

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Nepali Paper Making at Family Art Labs!

We had yet another sold out Family Art Lab this October and it was such a thrill to share my growing paper making skills with so many families.  We began our workshop by discussing handmade paper making techniques in Nepal – … Continue reading

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A Ganesh Celebration at Family Art Labs!

Once every fall we hold a Family Art Lab devoted to the beloved elephant-headed deity, Ganesh (also known as Ganesha or Ganapati).  Ganesh is not only popular among Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain communities, but is also famous among many cultures throughout the world.  Perhaps it’s his unique characteristics … Continue reading

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Guest Artist Preeti Vasudevan visits Family Art Labs!

July’s Family Art Lab was all about Himalayan Sounds.  In honor of our sound exploration, we invited special guest artist, Preeti Vasudevan to lead our family tour.  She arrived with many interesting ideas and instruments of her own that enhanced our tour … Continue reading

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Himalayan Sounds Family Art Lab This Saturday!

Join us on Saturday, July 12th, from 2 PM – 4 PM, for our Himalayan Sounds Family Art Lab!  Hear monks chanting in the Tibetan Shrine Room and join our special guest, Preeti Vasudevan, on an exploration of the galleries to discover musical instruments … Continue reading

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A Peek into a very Magical Family Art Lab

Last Saturday we held our Magical Masks Family Art Lab.  In this workshop, we explored the uses of Himalayan masks, searched the galleries for masks and animals (who inspire many Tibetan masks), and created our own masks in the art … Continue reading

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Magical Masks this Saturday at Family Art Labs!

This Saturday, June 14th, from 2 PM – 4 PM join us at the Education Center for our Magical Masks Family Art Lab. Uncover the stories behind the masks in the Museum’s collection and let your imagination run wild when you make your own mask in the … Continue reading

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Family Sundays in June!

Join us at Family Sundays in June for super sculpting!  In the Museum pick up a gallery search or go on the 2 pm Family Tour of the exhibition, From India East, to see sculptures made of clay, stone, wood, and metal. … Continue reading

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