Enrol in Japanese Brush Painting I
Course Code: ARTS0114
Suitable for the beginner or seasoned painter, this course will introduce you to the joyful discipline of Japanese painting (known as Sumi-e), a beautiful water-based medium. Emphasis will be on various brush techniques, light and shade to achieve depth, brush control that develops spontaneous expression, and effective simplicity in composition skills. You will paint a variety of subjects and receive a reference copy of each lesson, ten in all. This is a very intensive course providing a firm foundation for any future painting medium or artistic pursuit. Discover and learn the four paragons - Bamboo, Japanese Orchid, Chrysanthemum and Plum Tree. Oriental philosophy as related to painting will add an interesting flavour. Many other subjects are pursued to keep creativity flowing. Japanese poetry 'Haiku' which is the 'kissing cousin' of Sumi-e, along with beautiful, flowing music, will underpin the learning process by adding a delightful, peaceful atmosphere. Instruction is also suitable for potters and fabric painters who wish to beautify their work with expressive brush strokes.