Lotus Leaf Painting at Himpaman NYC (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

Painting studio and lotus-leaf painting workshop is firmly rooted in Thai culture

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Online reservation required for workshop options. Phone or email reservation required for private party option. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Upgrades to larger canvas sizes available for additional purchase at the class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Lotus-Leaf Painting Workshop for One
  • Lotus-Leaf Painting Workshop for Two
  • Private Lotus-Leaf Painting Party for Up to Six People

Himapan NYC

Himapan Founder Tristan de Terves’s career has taken him from Paris to New York. But it is his birthplace, Thailand, that has inspired his most recent passion. While visiting Bangkok, Tristan fell in love with traditional lotus painting. He sought out native artists to understand and master their techniques. Today, he passes that knowledge on to students in his Williamsburg gallery, Himapan NYC. Read on to learn more about the art of lotus-leaf painting.

The Materials

Students receive paintbrushes and sponges, protective aprons, and boldly colored acrylic paints. The most important material, however, is the canvas. Each is handmade in Thailand—fabric stretched over wooden bars then carefully hand covered with preserved lotus leaves. Rather than working on the emptiness of a conventional cotton or linen canvas, painters work with the complex texture of delicate, overlapping leaves. Each student receives a 40cm x 40cm lotus-leaf canvas to paint on.

The Class

Himapan NYC is located in Brooklyn/Williamsburg. It welcomes both novice and experienced artists to its classes. The studio's instructors impart their knowledge of art history, color theory, yoga and mediation, and Thai culture during the 2.5-hour sessions as students paint their canvases in a variety of rich hues.

The Artwork

At the conclusion of each class, students take home three pivotal things: their beautiful paintings, a natural varnish to preserve their work, and a "warm reminder of [their] creative power."

Customer Reviews

Wow!! What an unreal experience!! Tristan was an unreal host, and made the night even more special!! Would highly recommend to EVERYONE! Very relaxing and zen experience, with lovely ambiance and a knowledgeable and generous host! And you get to take home a beautiful marvelous piece of art!!
Miriam G. · August 29, 2017
This was such a magical experience. The teacher was very thoughtful and knowledgeable and the finished product was very beautiful. Would highly recommend. Worth every penny!
Sonya C. · June 26, 2017
This was an amazing and unique experience! You learn a little bit about the history of the lotus leaf at the beginning of the class, which is a very nice and informative introduction. The instructor is also very patient and kind in the way he assists and complements you during the painting process.
JennTdesigns · May 1, 2017

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