Community Sand Painting

Community Sand Painting

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Library Hall

Sand painting is back for the holidays! Three days of fun!

Monday, Dec. 28: Noon - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29: Noon - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. Noon - 7 p.m.
Library Hall

During the Drepung Loseling monks' Mandala on the Yampa residency at the Library this summer, the community was invited to participate in creating a hands-on Community Sand Painting. In celebration of the impending New Year, the Library invites everyone back to Library Hall to revisit their individuality and creative spirit while playing again at our Community Sand Painting table.

Chakpurs, the monks' authentic sand painting tools, along with plentiful colored sand, will be available for everyone to try this ancient Tibetan art form. A chakpur is a metal funnel with a grated surface, along which the artist runs a metal rod. The vibration causes sand to flow like liquid onto the platform. The result is a colorful design that is enjoyed by all, then wiped away in the spirit of impermanence upon completion.

This is an all-ages event, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

About the Community Sand Painting image:
In the Library's ongoing tradition of honoring beautiful books, the image that the community will be sand painting is a gorgeous page extracted from the bestselling "inky adventure" adult coloring book, SECRET GARDEN, by artist Johanna Basford, courtesy of publisher Laurence King.