Wood Painting

Tibetan wood painting is a special technique of embossing known as kyumbur, traditionally use to decorate furniture and the walls of temples. This technique of relief painting gives a three-dimensional look to the designs, making them seem to pop off their flat surfaces.

Students in this workshop will choose one of our original designs, to emboss onto a wooden frame. When the embossing is complete, the student can block in the image using bold color, and finally, varnish it to create the finished piece. While the embossing technique is relatively simple, developing a hand steady enough to create a perfect line requires months of practice.

You can find the detailed curriculum for the wood painting workshop below, although the actual time it takes to complete each task will depend on the student. It is not necessary to have any prior experience.