0215JB Sumi-e, or the Art of Japanese Brush Painting

6 Wednesdays, February 15 to March 22, 2017

1-3 pm

Sorry, this class is canceled.

Sumi-e is Japanese for ‘black ink painting’. The art of sumi-e, or brush painting, aims to depict the spirit, rather than the semblance of an object, and also reveals the spirit of the artist. This is an entry-level course for people who have never experienced Japanese-style brush and ink painting, as well as for those who have worked in this medium and would like an opportunity to continue the art form. Students will be introduced to the use of Oriental tools and approaches, including control of the brush, use of the ink, and simplicity as a form of beauty. Skills will be learned and incorporated with repetition and gradual progress. Instructor Dennis Burns is a Sumi-e artist who has been studying Japanese art in one form or another for over twenty-five years, including bonsai, haiku and Japanese gardens. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree from RIT and owns a landscaping business, Serenity, where he designs, builds and maintains Japanese-style gardens throughout upstate New York.

Sorry, this class is canceled.