Paint Your Own Buddha

Learn all the skills needed to paint your own Buddha statue on this special series of weekend courses.   You will learn both modern and traditional techniques utilizing gold leaf,  gold powder, jewels and mica powders to make your Buddha statue beautiful and qualified.  Each weekend you will be given practical advice and training along with the tools necessery to take your new skills home and practice your new spiritual artform.

Weekend 1, 23rd-25th July

This weekend we will start with preparing the statue for painting and gilding.  We will begin by learning how to make our statue a perfect canvas ready for painting, by means of sculpting and filler spray paints. We will then learn and practice the application of gold leaf and powdered gold.  

During this weekend we will also learn how to draw the Buddha’s face on paper using the traditional grid method. (something we can be doing while we wait for our paint and glue to dry!) 

We can then take all these skills home and practice our Buddha faces so that we have some familiarity for the second weekend course.  There is also the option to improve remotely before the next weekend by sending in photos/scans of your practice, to gain feedback so you can improve your skills.

Take home kit Includes:

  • Gold leaf kit: cutting mat, gold knife, 23.5ct gold leaf, gold size (glue)
  • Gold paint practice kit: simulation gold, fan brushes
  • Buddha face drawing kit: grid, paper, pencil, rubber, inks. face brush.

 Weekend 2, 27th-29th August

 This weekend we will be painting the body and lotus of the statue, learning special techniques utilising mica powders and paints. 

We will also cover the application of jewels to the statue and spend time learning and practising how to paint the Buddhas face, the most important skill! 

Take home kit Includes:

  • Mica powder flash gilding kit: selection of powders, brushes, size (glue)
  • face painting kit:  acrylic paints. 


Limited Spaces Available!

You are welcome to bring your own statue to paint or you can buy one of our pre-filled statues from the shop,  We have a limited selection of shop statue stock so please email after booking to reserve your statue, or to show us your own statue that you wish to paint.  The statues below are what we currently have available: