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Sumi-e Painting Workshop – River’s Edge Gallery Apalachicola
August 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
One event on August 9, 2020 at 9:00 am
Sumi-e Painting Workshop August 8th & 9th
River’s Edge Gallery Apalachicola
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.
The two-day class will be taught by artist Ann Kozeliski on August 8th & 9th beginning at 9am and ending at 3:30pm on both days. The cost of the class is $160.00 with lunch provided on Saturday the 8th for class participants. Please call River’s Edge Gallery at (850) 653-1031 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space!