Instructor/Artist: Pema Rinzin

What: Art Instruction

Where: Tibet House Library, 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011


CLASS:  May 26.
CLASS :  June 1.
CLASS:  June 8.
CLASS :  June 15.
CLASS :  June 22.
CLASS :  June 29.

Time: (6-9pm)

How: 20 General/ $18 Members

To register for the class : Please call 212.807.0563 M-F to register

(Intended for all levels )


About the Event

On going course every week, “Fundamentals of Tibetan Art” : will introduce students to Tibetan art and foster an understanding and appreciation of the Tibetan artistic tradition through a series of hands on drawing assignments. The class will also learn about the history of Tibetan painting as well as the traditional techniques and natural materials used to create the masterworks of Tibetan thangka through lectures and discussion.

List of Required Student Materials:

  1. Sketch Pad (Canson, Classic Cream, 90lb, 14” X 17” Drawing Pad)
  2. One Packet of Mechanical Pencils. (Any brand, 0.5 mm size)
  3. Eraser (prefer “gum” type)
  4. Ruler (minimum 18 inches or 45 mm)
  5. Advanced students will need to purchase a brush, sumi ink and stone at a later date to be announced during the course.

About the Artist/Presenter: Pema Rinzin was born in Tibet in 1966 and grew up in Dharamsala, India, where he studied with Kalsang Oshoe, Khepa Gonpo, Rigdzin Paljor and other master artists from 1979 to 1983. Rinzin subsequently taught Renaissance, Impressionist, and Abstract Expressionist art, as well as cartoon drawing for eight years at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala. From 1995-2004 he worked at the Shoko-ji Cultural Research Institute in Nagano, Japan. From 2002 to 2005, he divided his time between Japan and Würzburg, Germany, where he was an artist-in-residence at the Brush & Color Studio. From November 2005 to October 2008, Rinzin was an artist-in-residence at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. His paintings have been exhibited internationally and are held in public and private collections worldwide, most notably at the Shoko-ji Cultural Research Institute in Nagano, Japan, and the Rubin Museum of Art. Rinzin lives and works in New York and is the founder of New York Tibetan Art Studio.

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