Learn the ancient art of creating Japanese ink pictures, or Japanese brush painting – Sumi-e. Traditionally these paintings feature subjects from the natural world such as flowers and birds. The Japanese experience of painting is a form of meditation that brings peace and harmony to the artist, and the finished pieces are intended to inspire the same sense of tranquillity and joy in the viewer.
You will begin by looking at the ‘four treasures’ of Sumi-e: paper, brushes, inks and the ink stone. Your tutor, a respected Japanese artist and teacher, will demonstrate the following techniques:
Making bamboo brushes
Making your seal
Through a series of exercises, you will practise all the techniques you will need to create striking paintings and discover the spiritual aspects of this unique art form. By the end of the course, you will have completed several paintings, gained knowledge and skills in Sumi-e techniques, materials and approaches to painting; and have increased confidence to continue working from home.
If you have taken a course with your tutor before, he will provide a programme of exercises to further develop your technique.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Self-paced online courses
Painting - Water Based
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