Thangka painting is a Buddhist sacred art based on the proportions of deities as they are described in scripture. The exact representation of these deities, including specific colors and measurements for each part of the body, originate from the visions of great masters at moments of realization, and form the guidelines for Tibetan artists to follow. A thangka can be seen as a road map, guiding a practitioner back to the original realization of the master.  At Norbulingka, our students will be instructed according to an authentic tradition which honors this sacred art.

You can find our curriculum below, although the actual time it takes to complete each task will depend on the student, this will help you plan and decide the number of days you register for the workshop. It is not necessary to have any prior drawing experience. Our curriculum has programs from one-day up to 7 weeks.