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Sumi-e Workshop with Ann Kozeliski
April 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm$95.00
SUMI-E is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. East Asian Painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.
Sumi-e is Japanese for ink “sumi” and painting “e”. The Philosophy of sumi-e is contrast and harmony, expressing simple beauty and elegance. Sumi-e attempts to capture the Chi or “life spirit” of the subject, painting in the language of the spirit. A sumi-e artist becomes the rose in order to paint it.
Spirit and individuality are at the heart of Sumi-e painting. Making each stroke the most beautiful. It is an “immediate” painting. The idea is to not make a preliminary sketch, but to create a beautiful scene from your memory and paint the emotion of it using the sumi-e language. Sumi-e helps the artist remember and then convey beautiful things so that they may be shared with others.
This class, previously taught in two days has been broken into three one day classes. These one-day classes will be April 19, June 21 and August 23. Different brush strokes and refreshers will be taught at each one. Take one or all three.
April 19, 2021 – Intro to Sumi-e and The Bamboo Brushstroke
June 21, 2021 –Wild Orchid Brushstroke
August 23, 2021 – Chrysanthemum and Plum Branch Brushstroke
The cost of the class is $95.00. Call River’s Edge Gallery at (850) 653-1031 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space! Class size is limited to 10.