Join artist Pamela Martinez for a 2 hour introduction to Suminagashi Japanese paper marbling. Suminagashi is the ancient practice of of creating colorful ink patterns.Lightly touch the surface of water with the tip of a brush to release colorful ink and create free floating designs; a contact print is lifted after carefully placing a sheet of paper over the image.
**For participants ages 10 and up**
Pamela Martinez has been teaching, studying and
practicing the ancient art of paper marbling for over ten
years and is a member of the Sumi-E Society. Ms.
Martinez provides suminagashi instruction at the
Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, workshops for the
Sumi-E Society, Gilda’s Club and individual lessons.
The artist believes the spiritual practice of suminagashi
teaches the importance of self expression, provides the
mystery of an undetermined result and includes the use
of various techniques to challenge the imagination.
Other expertise includes creating interesting colorful
contemporary and traditional acrylic marbled designs.