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SUMI-E INK PAINTING WORKSHOP

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Learn about the history and philosophy of sumi-e and how it relates to the subjects painted. Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China to Japan in the 12th century. The workshops will teach the “Four Gentlemen” which are the basic strokes for sumi-e. Each workshop has a different painting subject. In the June workshop, students learn the elements of painting bamboo. In July, they learn the beautiful graceful orchid and chrysanthemum. Finally, in August, students learn how to paint the beloved plum blossom.

Saturdays.

June 24 | Bamboo 

July 15 |Orchid & Chrysanthemum

August 12 | Plum Blossom

TIME: 10:30am—12:30pm
PRICE: $35
MATERIAL FEE: $3 (payable in cash to the instructor)
LOCATION: Oki Education Center

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.


MATERIALS TO BRING:

  • A water container
  • Small dish for ink
  • Idea brush*
  • Yasutomo practice paper*
  • Yard of felt

*available in 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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