Beginning students will be introduced to the flowing techniques of sumi painting basics with a focus on traditional materials, tools, and brush strokes through the traditional subjects of bamboo, wild orchid, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom. Continuing students will expand their sumi-e techniques, work on more advanced compositions, and will be encouraged to experiment in expressing their individual interpretations of these subjects including the option to work in sumi watercolor. Students will learn to simplify visual elements using minimal brush strokes with sumi (black ink) to interpret images as well as changes in color through tonal value. The technique of mounting paintings will be taught to prepare paintings for framing.

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