Paint an image of the Medicine Buddha

Subject: Painting
Dates: 10 February 2020 - 14 February 2020
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Renuka Gurung
Full price
£ 385

Paint an image of the Bhaisajyatathagata, or the Medicine Buddha, following the Paubhā painting tradition of Nepal.

The course begins with an introduction to the history symbolism, cultural practices and ritual (if required) and philosophy of the “Medicine Buddha” they will be painting throughout the week. There will also be an introduction to the methods and materials to Paubhā painting tradition.

Students will may trace and transfer from the template images provided or draw the figure freehand.  Then they will paint using mineral pigments, binder, and gold on a handmade canvas from Nepal.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolment to run.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring?

Students are asked to bring:

2 sable hair brushes in size 00000

1 sable hair brush each in sizes 000, 00,1,3,4, and 6

A palette with wells so that you may take some pigment home and continue painting if need be.

A sketchbook/notebook may be useful for note-taking.

All other materials will be provided.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy. Avoid wearing: Baggy clothing (especially sleeves); Loose jewellery; Short sleeve t-shirts (when there is a chance of contact with hazardous materials); High heels or open toed shoes.

Health & Safety:

When mixing pigments: Wear the dusk mask provided by the tutor. These masks are disposable masks and are intended to be used for a day at most. Wear disposable nitrile gloves ; Tutors and students must wash their hands and forearms regularly to avoid cross contamination IE. after mixing pigments before eating, drinking, smoking, using the telephone or going to the toilet; Food and drink must never be consumed in the basement workshop or studios. 

What days do I attend? 

Monday - Friday 

What if I need to cancel or change my booking? 

You can view our policy here

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

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Tutor biography

Renuka Gurung

Renuka Gurung, PhD, learned Paubha painting from one of the Chitrakar Masters and Vajracharya priests of Nepal and has established herself as one of the leading masters of traditional Paubha painting. Following the completion of her doctoral studies at the School, Renuka continues her work of preserving Paubha painting by researching and documenting this traditional painting method. She travels internationally exhibiting her works, conducting workshops and lectures with the aim of introducing and promoting Paubha. She recently gave presentations and workshops on Paubha at the University of Oxford and in Hong Kong, and her paintings are in various private collections in Nepal, Russia, Italy, the USA and Britain.