Mahakala Mask Tibetan Sculpting Workshop 
with Master Tibetan Artist Kalsang Lodoe Oshoe

Decmber 10 & 11, 2011 Weekend Intensive


We are honored to host Kalsang Lodoe Oshoe to teach the Mahabala Mask Workshop. Mr. Oshoe, a Tibetan Master Thangka Painter and Sculptor established a Traditional Tibetan Art school in Dharamsala, India where future sculptors and artists are trained in artistic traditions of classic Tibetan fine arts. 
Mr. Oshoe belongs to a prominent family of Tibetan artisans and serves as an official court painter to the HH Dalai Lama. In the past, he has worked on projects at Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, Springfield Museums in Massachusetts, Tibet House in New York, and other prestigious museums in the US and Europe. His latest work was completed June, 2010 in Japan


Mahakala is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara in his wrathful form. He appears as Mahakala to defeat the delusions of ignorance, anger, and attachment.  Mahakala is a wrathful dharma protector for the Mahayana practitioner. Mahākāla is a Sanskrit bahuvrihi of mahā"great" and kāla "Black".  Mahākāla is relied upon in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. 

Workshop cost is $55.00  
Materials will be provided.  
Art media is clay.

Day 1 - 12/10/11
Students will learn to form the features of Mahakala in traditional Tibetan ritual art.
Saturday morning 9:00am - 10:30am Tea Break 10:45am - 12:00pm
Saturday afternoon 2:00pm - 4:00pm  
Masks will dry overnight.
Saturday Lunch Break: Bring your own lunch or bring something to share for potluck. 

Day 2 - 12/11/11
Mask will be completed and painted
Sunday morning 9:00am -10:30am Tea Break 10:45am - 12:00pm