Kaluga, Irkutsk 2010 — St.
2011 — Moscow, St. Petersburg (Priozersk)
2012 — Moscow, St. Petersburg
2013 — St. Petersburg (Priozersk), Kaluga
2014 — St.
2015 — Kaluga, St. Petersburg
2016 — St. Petersburg (Priozersk), Kaluga
Usually summer retreat’s
duration is 10-14 days. Retreats are welcomed for all interested not only
professional artists. According long-years
experience ‘artists at their heart’
and people who are genuinely interested in Buddhism have excellent results.
This is really more important than the skills of painting. In addition, the
practice of painting is very conducive to the development of visualization.
Gega Lama said that
“if someone has painted at least one Buddha’s
figure-this is a great merit.” The course consists
of practical exercises (drawing of Buddha’ head,
the figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, the teacher of school which you belong;
figure of Bodhisattva) and a lecture course on the symbolism and history of
thangka-painting. Your belonging to particular Buddhist tradition not
restricts the thangka-practice because the proportions are universal.
1. Whatman-paper A2
2. Board for drawing
3. Pencils 2H, H, HB and max B
4. Pair of compasses
8. Notebook and pen for notes
9. Rough tracing paper for a pencil
10. Sandpaper and knife for sharpen pencils
11. Drawings or photographs of your own works if possible (because it
interesting to see!)
Materials for advanced
students—all the same and some more:
2. Stretcher about 60x70 cm
3. Fabric (very thin cotton, for ex. lawn or coarse calico)
4. Glass for polishing the canvas
5. Thick fishing line
6. Needles, white thread, scissors
7. Whatman-paper about 50x50 cm
8. Compasses’insert for drawing the large diameter
9. Paints (gouache, watercolor), brushes (squirrel, kolinsky) from №0 up to