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Sumi-e Intro & Practice

  • The Lost Quill 126 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110 United States (map)

A way to discover and continue the Sumi-e experience. Each two-hour session becomes a ritual on its own, exploring the different ways to explore Sumi-e painting as both an art form and a practice. What do we mean by a practice? We begin with the ritual of making our own ink to slough off the clutter of our mind. This prepares us for single-pointed focus on technique through repetition and refinement. We will explore brushstroke techniques through painting of traditional subjects (bamboo, orchid, pine, plum blossom, chrysanthemum, etc.) From here we explore a practice of letting go of technique so we can bear witness to what flows through. What flows through can be pure magic.

Class is 2 hours long. Fridays 10am-noon. (1 hour class available.) Materials are separate. Cost: $75.00. Visit The Lost Quill website to register.

Earlier Event: March 7
Path to Sumi-e Workshop
Later Event: February 7
Ayan, Sumi-e, Flower & Garden