You don’t need any artistic skill to enjoy this workshop! Painting the statues to your own individual taste is an immensely enjoyable activity, a nice way to socialise with other LTC students, and a great way to unwind! (and it’s the perfect activity for introverts!). Once completed, you can take your statue home, or leave it to become part of the display wall in our library!
There will also be an opportunity to learn how to draw the Eight Auspicious Symbols, the perfectly resonant dimensions of the face of the Buddha, their symbolic meaning, and the profound blessing they can bring to your life. You are invited to bring along your current Dharma art project, and work along in like-minded company.
What to Bring: Stutues and paints are supplied, and will be distributed for you to minimise sharing of materials. If you are planning on drawing, BYO sharp H or HB pencil (mechanical or standard), eraser, ruler, A3 or A4 art paper/journal (not photocopy paper).
About the Presenter: Helene Holland is an accomplished artisan and the ‘resident’ artist at Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre. Her work can be seen in many places around the centre. She painted the exquisite Street Library you can see in our front garden. Helene has devoted many hours to decorating tsa-tsas in our library, restoring and painting the Eight Auspicious Symbols, and bringing our snow lions to life. She has been hosting these Buddhist art get-togethers at LTC for several years.