Schedule and location
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Fees and Registration
Sumi-e is the Japanese word for “black ink painting” a style of art in which the brush strokes capture the spirit (Ch’i) of nature rather than a photographic likeness. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.
In this workshop, you will learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with this minimalist approach of brush painting. We will view examples of the art form and then try your hand at a simple brush painting using photographs of flowers as inspiration.
Patricia Larkin Green is a sumi-e artist and oil painter who has won many awards for her work including the prestigious “Award of Excellence” from the Jade Buddha Temple, in AnShan City, China several years in a row. She has been teaching at Morton Arboretum since 2016. www.patricialarkingreen.com
Notes: No art experience necessary. Limit 15
- Set of 3 Basic Sumi-e Brushes.
- Option 1: $14.95 3 traditional brushes from Blue Heron Arts (Good quality brushes-great value)
- Option 2: $9.59 Blick Brown Hair Sumi Brush set of 3 brushes (Blick brushes are lower quality and tend to fall apart and can be frustrating but are convenient if you just want to try)
- Option 3: For those who would like a complete sumi-e kit, you can purchase the Oriental Art Supply Sumi-e Kit for $46.75. This includes the brushes along with other materials needed to continue the practice on your own.
- 2 Cups for water One for clean water to dilute the ink, one for washing the brushes.
- Paperweights (or anything smooth to hold down the corners of your paper)