Having felt the importance of preserving Tibetan arts and crafts, a Vocational Training Centre (VTC) section has been opened in our Foundation. The centre provides technical training to children in different Tibetan crafts since its inception in the year 1965.
The tailoring lesson has course duration of four years with a three year term of three different specialized sections. Of the three, the first one is the Tibetan traditional stitching section wherein the children are taught the technique of stitching the Tibetan traditional dresses. The second section includes study on various casual wears used by people now a days and the third section provides study on sweater knitting and apron weaving. The fourth year is spent on specialization on the three different courses. At present with more and more needs of Tibetan traditional dresses, a wide opportunity exists for the children completing this course of study.
The thangka course is a study of five years specializing in the painting of Tibetan deities.Other than the deities, various traditional objects are the subjects of the Thangka painting class. The course begins with pencil sketching in the first year and gradually children begin using paints and brushes. In thissection minute details have to be assessed and examined while painting. In Tibetan Buddhism, Thangka paintings hold immense importance in the day to day lives of Tibetan people. The opportunity in this study is also very bright.
Modern Oil Painting:
This is a four year course. The focus of the training is to train students in creative and modern oil painting. The students are taught to sketch portraits, landscapes, and any other subject of their likings. Here too the basic art begins with pencil sketches.
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