Drawing Class

Drawing Studies of Himalayan Buddhist Sculptures, Part 1

Buddha and Adorants on the Cosmic Mountain
India: Kashmir, c. 700
Bronze with silver and copper inlay
13-1/4 x 9-1/2 x 4-3/4 in. (33.7 x 24.1 x 12.1 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Drawing Studies of Himalayan Buddhist Sculptures, Part 1

Date: Friday, May 16, 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.

Students draw from direct observation of the sculptures in the In the Land of Snow exhibition. This session’s focus is strictly on the contours, lines and proportions of the artworks, mimicking the flat, two-dimensional approach to representation seen in the Buddhist thangka paintings also on display in the show.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $20 ($16 for members), and space is limited to 18 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.