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SUMI-E INK PAINTING: FLORAL

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Sumi-e, literally “black ink painting,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo. Classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Monthly sketching trips into the gardens are included.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Thursdays, 10:30am—12:30pm

Session 1 Oct. 6*, 13, 20, 27 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Nov. 3, 10, 17 SOLD OUT!
Session 3 Dec. 1, 8, 15 SOLD OUT!
Session 4 Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26

Session 5 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 6 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 7 Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 8 May 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 9 Sept. 7, 14, 28*

 

* Due to Hurricane Matthew, October 6th class has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 19th.

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE

  • 4-week Session: $60 ($55 members)
  • 3-week Session:* $45 ($41 members)

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

MATERIALS

  • Orchid-bamboo brush*
  • Small flow brush* ( suggested for beginners)
  • Medium soft brush*
  • Medium horsehair brush or fine line brush*
  • Grinding ink stone (suzuri)*
  • Ink stick (sumi)*
  • Small soy sauce dish*
  • Shuen paper (27″ x 18″)*
  • Felt (1 yard)
  • Water container to wash brushes

*Available in the Museum Store

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Susan Wilders has had the privilege of studying sumi-e ink painting from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Monthly sketching trips into the gardens are included.

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