for ISKCON News on June 4, 2011
The BBT will be holding its fifth annual art seminar in Vrindavana, India, from October 28th (the day after Govardhana Puja) to November 17th, 2011. Once again, the seminar will led by veteran ISKCON artists Dhriti Dasi and Ramdas Abhirama Dasa, teaching both new and repeat students practical techniques as well as the mood essential in producing devotional art.
A website dedicated to the seminar is now online at http://artseminar.bbt.info.
The course is free for the fifteen most-qualified applicants, with priority given to students who have participated in past seminars.
Students will learn BBT Art Department procedures, how to approach painting spiritual subjects, and of course, new techniques. It’s also a unique chance to learn from artists trained in the standards Srila Prabhupada taught, and to paint Krishna in His holy birthplace.
“We’d like prospective students to submit a portfolio of art work they have done,” says teacher Dhriti Dasi. “Also, write us something about how you see your career in devotional art, a paragraph about yourself and your devotional interests, and a short paragraph explaining your reasons for attending the seminar.”
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than August 31, 2011. Students chosen for the seminar will be contacted within two weeks of submitting their application.
For more information and online registration, go to
A video about a previous art seminar: