Drawing Class

Drawing God, Part 1: Sacred Geometries in Himalayan Buddhist Art

Mandala of Chakrasamvara
Nepal: Kathmandu, dated 1648
Opaque watercolor on cotton
43-1/2 x 33-1/2 in. (110.5 x 85.1 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, from the Estate of Jennifer Jones Simon

Drawing God, Part 1: Sacred Geometries in Himalayan Buddhist Art

Date: Friday, May 02, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Teacher: Cole Case
Type: Drawing Class

Artist Cole Case introduces students to the use of sacred geometry in Tibetan Buddhist deity paintings, as seen in the In the Land of Snow exhibition. Also discussed is the use of sacred/idealized geometries in the art of the Renaissance.

With the aid of handouts that illustrate the nature of the geometries in Tibetan Buddhist art, students create their own drawings of a deity based on the use of specific proportions.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $20 ($16 for members), and space is limited to 20 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included. | Online registration is required. For further information, contact the Education Department at (626) 844-6980.