Sumi-e: Japanese Black Ink Painting Workshop with Karen Colbert at Artform School of Art, Dunmore East

Sumi-e is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. It is a unique art form in which the fewest possible brushstrokes are used to capture the essence of the subject matter being painted. This art utilises only black ink, handmade paper and a special brush.

In this Workshop, students will be introduced to Sumi-e materials and will learn basic brushstrokes and techniques for painting grasses, flowers, distant trees, mountains and landscapes, as well as Zen circles. Calligraphy will also be introduced with the formal writing of the Japanese character for ‘Eternity’ using basic brush strokes.

Artform is a contemporary school of art based in beautiful Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.
Use of all materials included. Accommodation package available.

Tutor: Karen Colbert, MFA, VAI Member
Dates: Two days, 6th – 7th April 2019
Times: 10am to 5pm
Fee: €200
Location: ARTFORM Dunmore East School of Art (at The Cliff), Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
Booking: or call Martina (Artform Coordinator) @ 087 – 7213146

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