Completed: Mixing a colour pallet + Painting Flowers & Leaves used in traditional Tibetan Thangka painting ~ 30th June & 1st July 2018

What a fantastic course with Paul Smith! Watch out for his return to Chenrezig Art Studio April 2019

Join the Chenrezig Institute Thangka Painting Cooperative artists in a 2 part weekend workshop with Paul Smith.

Day 1: Paul will lead us through creating and mixing a colour pallet suitable for painting Tibetan art.

Day 2:  Paul will lead us through drawing flowers and leaves used when painting Tibetan Thangkas. Flowers are often used both in a decorative capacity around the aura of deities but also as part of the deeper symbolic meaning of the deity. 


Saturday 31th June & Sunday 1st July 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This weekend is ideal for those of you not as confident to jump straight into a course focusing on a full thangka or mandala.

LEVEL: Beginners and above


To book the course email:

To books food and accommodation:

Accommodation: is available at Chenrezig Institute’s on-site accommodation. . We recommend booking early as it does book out.  You can have a look at options HERE. There are also B&B option very close to the centre.

Food: is available through Chenrezig Institutes wonderful Big Love Cafe. You will need to pre-book meals and can do that HERE. 

There is coffee and tea facilities at the Art Studio as well as microwave and fridge.

Materials: If you have your own Acrylic or Gouache paints please bring them along. If you don’t we will have some to share.  A list of required items to bring will be shared with participants prior to the course commencement.

About Paul Smith

Paul Smith is an artist and musician living in the beautiful Blue Mountains N.S.W. He has spent 10 years studying with the master thangka painter Andy Weber. While the cornerstone of his artistic practice is thangka painting in the traditional style, he also explores other media and cultural influences. Paul’s generative work Serpentine Gesture was selected as Outstanding Entry in the 2015 Culturescape exhibition. Paul has long been associated with Vajrayana Institute in Sydney and, as artist-in-residence, teaches regularly at the centre on thangka painting.


About Andy Weber

The artist Andy Weber spent seven years living and studying the iconography art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in India and Nepal.



His unique style of authentic images for visualization are highly respected not only by the growing number of Western Buddhists but also by Tibetan Lamas of all traditions, many of whom have commissioned his work. His thangka paintings (= Tibetan scroll paintings) can be seen in Buddhist centres and temples throughout the world including the Potala Palace in Lhasa and his images have become well known and popular through numerous publications.

With over 35 years of experience Andy Weber and his students offer their artwork, their services, and their experience to the wider Dharma community.