National Institute for Zorig Chusum

National Institute for Zorig Chusum information

Location
Thimphu , Bhutan
Address
Pedzoe Lam
Telephone
+975 2 2 322302
izc@druknet.bt
Prices
SAARC national & adult Nu 100
Opening hours
10am-noon & 2-3.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-noon Sat, Mar-Jun & Aug-Nov
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This institute, commonly known as 'the painting school', operates four- to six-year courses that provide instruction in Bhutan's 13 traditional arts. Students specialise in painting (furniture, thangka s – painted religious pictures, usually on canvas), woodcarving (masks, statues, bowls), embroidery (hangings, boots, clothes) or statue-making (clay). The craft demonstrations are a photographers' dream and it's hard not to be impressed with the skill and discipline of the young students. The showroom sells good-value pieces made by students.