Two-Day Workshop on Tibetan Thangka Painting

November 10, 2012 - 10:00 am to November 11, 2012 - 5:00 pm (already occurred)

Penba Wangdu was born in Shigatse, Tibet, in 1969. He studied fine art at Tibet University, taught at the Lhasa Normal School and began teaching at the Art Department of Tibet University in 1994. In 2000, he studied at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, where he specialized in mural painting. From 2002 to 2005, he studied for his M.A. in Tibetan fine arts at the School of Arts at Tibet University. An artist of international renown, he lives in Lhasa.

An experienced art teacher at Tibet University, and a recognized and well-sought master in the art of thangka painting, Penba Wangdu will introduce participants, on the first day, to the basics of drawing and proportions in thangka painting. On Sunday, in the second part of the workshop, participants will learn more about coloring and composition.

Nov. 10: 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m.
Nov. 11: 10 a.m. to noon

This workshop is sponsored by the Amherst College Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Tagliabue Lecture Fund and the Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies. For more information and to register for the workshop, please contact

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Christopher L. Williford (Chris)
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