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Essentials for Learning Sumi-e Painting

Understanding the practical, historical and philosophical elements; the spirit, the body, the tools and their use.

The essential Sumi-e course basics for students. Historical, comparative and practical information and demonstration of tools.

In this course, you will learn some general background for the application of this novel oriental brush painting method including an understanding of the process.

In this introductory course you will learn:

1. the traditional (Eastern) and contemporary aspects and conditions for creating in this style,

2. the tools, materials and their use,

3. the body and the brush handling

4. ink and brush control

and other important practices and insights