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Virtual Sumi-e Workshop: The Year of the Water Rabbit

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

The emphasis is on the process! The Class will review the foundations of Sumi-e.

Demonstration of the “Vocabulary of strokes” followed by step-by-step guided instruction on how to paint a rabbit using the “Four Treasures” (The ink stick, the ink stone, brush and paper). Basic exercise on painting shapes, line,and texture.

Class begins with a Zen lesson followed by breath and hand exercises.

All levels are welcome, plan to let go and have fun while learning a few new stroke techniques. The emphasis is on the process!

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

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


Time: Tuesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST

Date: Apr 18

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.