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Unique collaboration with paint mill De Kat!

Tibetan Thangka Painting is happy to announce a special collaboration with windmill De Kat (The Cat) on the Zaanse Schans, a unique part of Holland.

Paint mill De Kat is the only remaining windmill in the world that still produces pigments in the traditional way: by grinding rocks and minerals into the finest powder pigments, that are used to make paints. 

The Zaanse Schans is one of the highlights of the Netherlands, close to Amsterdam. This beautiful and vibrant living and working community dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It is packed with wooden windmills, traditional houses and museums and was
built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style. 

In this atmospheric old mill new workshops will be taken place, that consist of 2 parts: In the morning Pieter Keune, renowned master in the technical aspect of paints and art materials will explain about the paints and pigments that were used in Asian and especially in Tibetan art. After that you will learn how to prepare these paints traditionally from pigments. 
After a healthy vegetarian Dutch lunch Carmen will teach you how to create Buddhist art (such as Tibetan symbols and decorations), using the set of paints that you made yourself in the morning. We will paint on traditionally handmade paper, coming from a nearby windmill.

At the end of the workshop we will toast with a Dutch drink to a wonderful day with miller Piet Kempenaar, who is happy to share his stories from the past 34 years that he has been running this wonderful place. 

After that there's time to explore and photograph the Zaanse Schans in peace, as most tourists are gone. 

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