The Five Dhyāni Buddhas in Paubhā, the Sacred Painting of Nepal

Subject: Painting
Dates: 12 March 2018 - 16 March 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Renuka Gurung
Full price
£ 385
Student concession
£ 310
OAP concession
£ 310

In this course, students will consider the philosophical significance of Pancha Buddhas, or five buddhas, in the Newar Buddhist tradition. The Newar peoples are a group indigenous to the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Students will paint the five buddhas using the techniques of the traditional Newar painting, Paubhā.

By the end of the course, students will have completed one beautifully painted image of a dhyāni buddha to take home.

What should I bring?

Students are asked to bring their own round, pointed sable  watercolour brushes in  sizes:

00000  x 2 brushes

000, 00,1,3, and 4  x 1 brush each

A palette with wells is also highly recommended, as you can take home some pigment to continue working after the course is complete.

All other materials will be provided.

Who is this course for? 

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What days do I attend? 

Monday - Friday

Tutor biography

Dr Renuka Gurung

Dr 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.

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