**THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE MEETING UNTIL THE FALL **
Sumi-e & Acrylic Painting Workshops
Please check the calendar for specific dates and times – excludes Holidays
Where: Burnett Community Center (Mandarin Area)
Cost: $15 Non-Members $10 Members
– All Materials Supplied – You Must PreRegister for this Class.
Come and join Roger as he works with you interactively to create beautiful quick washes in the style of the East Asian cultures.
“The goal of ink and wash painting is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its soul. To paint a horse, the ink wash painting artist must understand its temperament better than its muscles and bones. To paint a flower, there is no need to perfectly match its petals and colors, but it is essential to convey its liveliness and fragrance. East Asian ink wash painting may be regarded as an earliest form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen.
East Asian ink wash painting has long inspired modern artists in the West. In his classic book Composition, American artist and educator Arthur Wesley Dow (1857–1922) wrote this about ink wash painting: “The painter …put upon the paper the fewest possible lines and tones; just enough to cause form, texture and effect to be felt. Every brush-touch must be full-charged with meaning, and useless detail eliminated. Put together all the good points in such a method, and you have the qualities of the highest art”. Dow’s fascination with ink wash painting not only shaped his own approach to art but also helped free many American modernists of the era, including his student Georgia O’Keeffe, from what he called a ‘story-telling’ approach. Dow strived for harmonic compositions through three elements: line, shading, and color. He advocated practicing with East Asian brushes and ink to develop aesthetic acuity with line and shading.” – Wikipedia.Org
You can sign up for more than one and they do not expire for one year from date of purchase or you can bring a friend… Acrylic painting techniques also available on these days.