Monday, October 29, 2012

Tibetan Art Lecture and Two-day Workshop with Penba Wangdu

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies are happy to announce a weekend dedicated to exploring and experiencing Tibetan art under the guidance of one of Tibet’s leading artists.

Friday 11/9/2012
Lecture on Tibetan art and art history by Penba Wangdu
Webster 220, 6 PM
Free and open to the public

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 MA in Tibetan Fine Arts at the School of Arts, Tibet University. An artist of international renown, he lives in Lhasa.

Two-day Workshop on Tibetan thangka painting
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.
You can see examples of Penba Wangdu here

Workshop Times:
11/10 10 AM-12 AM and 2 PM- 5 PM
11/11 10 AM-12 AM
Location of workshop: Webster 220

The workshop is free for Five College students and staff. For the general public a minimum donation of $ 20 per session is recommended. All profit will go to the Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies. For more information and registration for the workshop, please contact

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