Sumi-e is a Japanese term meaning “ink picture”. It was brought to Japan around the seventh century by Japanese scholars returning from a visit to China. They also brought back calligraphy (beautiful writing) and a style of painting influenced by it. The Japanese added their own culture and flair and called it “Sumi-e”.
Come learn a bit of Japanese history, the cultural meaning of the “tools” used in Sumi-e painting and cultural meanings of the flora and fauna. Basic strokes will be learned to make the bamboo and wild orchid.
Bring an apron since the sumi ink being used may stain clothing. All other supplies are provided.
Prices: Members $5.00 Non Members: $20 (Adults), Non Members: $19 (Seniors)