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Painting Statue Faces – Opening the Eyes – A workshop with Andy Weber

24/10/2022 @ 9:00 am - 25/10/2022 @ 4:00 pm AEST


In this two-day workshop, students will learn the basics of statue painting, an ancient tradition of Tibetan Buddhist art. It takes special skills to be able to paint the faces of deities on statues. Seen as an offering to the deity him/herself, the artist has to take special care of the details.

Andy Weber will demonstrate the process and this is a unique opportunity to learn about this sacred tradition.

Andy has provided a list of the painting materials that students will need for the workshop.  If you have your own materials please bring them along.  If you are a new student, you could purchase these materials if you prefer to do so, or alternatively, our art studio will have painting materials available for new students to use.

Painting materials NATURAL COLOURS


Students are invited to stay for both workshops offered at Chenrezig Institute by Andy – all four teaching days – or can register for either of his workshops individually. (See separate event – Guru Rinpoche Workshop 21st – 23rd October) 

Andy Weber has devoted more than 35 years to studying iconography in Tibetan Buddhism under the great Indian and Nepalese masters. It is this depth of knowledge as well as his artistic skill that makes his work so revered, with many works being commissioned by Tibetan lama’s and monastics as well as western Buddhists. Andy has been a great supporter of Chenrezig Art Studio and it is wonderful that he is able to return to teach here again now.

The artist Andy Weber spent eight years in India and Nepal studying the iconographic art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in northern India and Nepal. His unique style is highly respected not only by the growing number of western Buddhists but also by many Tibetan lamas who have commissioned his work. His work has appeared throughout the world in many Buddhist temples, numerous publications and exhibitions.

He divides his time between teaching and lecturing all over the world, and painting and drawing for various projects. He is also the artist and co-author with Jon Landaw of the book “Images of Enlightenment”. and has published numerous instruction manuals.

Andy taught at Lancaster University for 9 years and one of his paintings ended up at the Potala palace in Lhasa.

His artwork and teaching schedule can be accessed through his website:  


Painting statue faces workshop schedule:

Tuesday 24 October & Wednesday 25 October 9:00am – 12:00pm 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Note: Single day attendance is not available for Andy’s workshops.

The fee for this two-day workshop is $120 – register below


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A donation to help cover the considerable expenses involved in bringing Andy to Australia to offer these precious workshops would be greatly appreciated!


24/10/2022 @ 9:00 am AEST
25/10/2022 @ 4:00 pm AEST
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Chenrezig Institute Art Studio
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia
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