Supporting Art Education
Tibetan art is integral to its cultural preservation. Nestled below the Tibetan Library, is a small school called the Institute of Tibetan Thangka Art.
The school is free for its 20 international students, it is a five-year program under two teachers who studied under Sange Yeshe.
The school relies entirely on donations. Yesterday, I went with my teacher — he had studied there and wanted to show it to me. There I also met Ngodup, one of the teachers. The school is looking to start a website, and to possibly try and sell some of the students’ art.
As an art major, I know how important this school is, in the community, and as a place for cultural preservation.
I decided that Built on Respect would help support the school, by developing a website, and working with them to create awareness. So, tonight is the first meeting!