Education

Sumi-e Ink Painting Floral and Landscape

Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means "charcoal drawing" in Japanese. Students learn to grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn how to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes.  Beginners welcome!

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CLASS DETAILS

4-week sessions OR 3-week sessions
Cost: $60, Members $55 (4-weeks)
Cost: $45, Members $41 (3-weeks)
Instructor: Susan Wilders

Sumi-e Floral
Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sumi-e Landscape
Thursdays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

 

 
Class Schedule
Choose from the 2013-2014 dates below to register online or view our calendar. 
 Sumi-e Painting Floral
4-week Sessions:
Sumi-e Painting Landscape
4-week Sessions: 
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27  Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22 May 1, 8, 15, 22


Class Materials
Sumi-e Painting Floral
  • Orchid-bamboo brush*
  • Small flow brush*(optional, suggested for beginners)
  • Medium soft brush*
  • Medium horsehair brush or fine line brush*
  • Grinding ink stone (suzuri)*
  • Ink stick (sumi)*
  • Small soy sauce dish*
  • Shuen paper (27" x 18")*
  • Felt (1 yd)
  • Water container to wash brushes
    *Available in the Museum Store
Sumi-e Painting Landscape
  • Medium/hard idea brush*
  • Grinding ink stone (suzuri)*
  • Ink stick (sumi)*
  • Small soy sauce dish*
  • Pi paper*
  • Felt (1 yd)
  • Water container to wash brushes
    *Available in the Museum Store



      
Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Susan Wilders has had the privilege of studying sumi-e ink painting from two of our country's foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Monthly sketching trips into the gardens are included.
Additional information on registration can be found in the policy and cancellation form and waiver form.