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Virtual August Sumi-e Classes

August 6, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi).

The Blooming Lotus Path

As we take a contemplative journey along The Blooming Lotus Path, you are invited to Practice the sumi-e vocabulary of strokes. Each class will begin with a meditation, followed by some lessons in technique for Step-by-step instruction for several paintings of Lotus, Kingfisher and Dragonfly.) Line, “Tsuke Tate” technique, and “Bokashi” shading technique. Composing and practicing painting using Paper from The Advanced Paper Roll. All levels are welcome, plan to let go and have fun while learning a few new stroke techniques.

If you need course materials a full sumi-e kit is available here.

The following brushes are recommended by Larkin Green Sensei:

The following paper is recommended:

Optional Watercolors:

Beginning Tutorial Lessons are on YouTube. Please subscribe to Larkin Green Studio YouTube Channel. New lessons will be added on a regular basis

4 weeks for $120

Time: Sundays 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Dates: August 6, 13, 20 & 27

A Zoom link to join the class will be provided upon registering in the Eventbrite confirmation email.

*Registration closes one hour prior to the class time.