Tibetan Buddhist Thangka Painting

Renowned Tibetan Thangka painter, Karma Phuntsok, will again guide a small group of participants to paint a Tibetan Buddhist Thangka (spiritual painting).

Workshop Facilitators: Karma Phuntsok and Claudje Lecompte

Karma's work has been collected and displayed by major Australian art galleries including Queensland and NSW Art Galleries. Karma has trained in traditional Tibetan painting and shares the oral Buddhist Thangka Painting traditions during this course.

Karma will be assisted by qualified Art Psychotherapist, Claudje Lecompte, who has an interest in Buddhist philosophy and art and runs The Open Studio – New Farm.

To find out more about Karma and his art, visit www.karmaart.com


The Open Studio – New Farm


Labour Day long weekend – 5,6,7 May, 2012 


9am – 4pm each day 


For 2 days, $250
For 3 days, $300 

Please bring: 

Art materials and Canvas (see list attached)
Lunch to share each day. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Please express your interest in attending this workshop by contacting Claudje , stating whether the 2 day or 3 day option suits you best. You will then receive a Registration & Payment form to confirm your place. Numbers are limited, so best to book in early.

Art Materials List


Primed A3 Stretched canvas (16x20 inches). You might like to prepare this canvas by applying a couple of coats of Gesso and lightly sanding between coats to give a smoother (though not totally toothless) surface.


Acrylic paints (recommended brand is Matisse Structure or Flow if Structure is not available - artist quality):


  1. Titanium White.
  2. Carbon Black.
  3. Phthalo Blue.
  4. Phthalo Green.
  5. Cadmium Orange.
  6. Primary Yellow.
  7. Matisse Light Red.


  • 2 lead pencils (one soft ie 6B and one hard ie HB/ 2B)
  • Quality eraser
  • Fine, good quality (ie NEEF Taklon or similar), short round (not flat) paint brushes (sizes 000, 0, 4 and 6 or at least sizes 0 and 6 if you can only afford 2 at this time)


  • Right angle set square x2
  • T-square or Ruler
  • Small atomiser (for spraying water on paint) 

These materials are available at Discount Art Warehouse, 34 Arthur Street Fortitude Valley ph 33581968 (parking available in front). If you are a registered teacher, bring your registration card for a further 10% (on top of reward card 10% discount).

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