There are over 1000 marks hidden in each brush. The broader a vocabulary of mark the artist has, the greater the sophistication of their work. In this open media workshop we will be experiment with exercises derived from the Sumi-E to unlock the unlimited options hidden in the bristles of your brushes.
Beginning painters looking to understand wet media better are invited, as well as seasoned artists looking to fine tune the abilities of their tools. Artists will be introduced to experiments that they will be able to explore outside of the classroom for their long-term growth. We will begin with understanding the creative discipline of the Sumi-E, and then translate those skills into the artist’s own chosen medium. Skills are applicable to landscape, figurative, and still life works.