Enrol in Japanese Brush Painting II
Course Code: ARTS0115
Please note: This course is not suitable for beginners. Japanese Brush Painting I or training in Japanese Brush Painting, particularly the four paragons (Bamboo, Plum, Orchid and Chrysanthemum) is required.
Instructional emphasis will be on more advanced brush techniques, continuing concentration on gradation of tones, the manipulation of contrasting values, further use of the black and white disciplined brush strokes and an introduction to the use of colour and simplified colour theory. This course will help to reinforce Level I, with group demonstrations and individual instruction. Colourful florals, such as the big bold blue iris, landscape elements, such as birch trees and rocks, fruit, such as grapes with big expressive leaves and vines, are just some of the subjects covered. Excitement will build as delightful dragonflies and butterflies lead you on to explore further the poetic painting of Sumi-E with ten new lessons as well as a review of Level I where necessary. Flowing, gentle music will enhance the learning process that emphasizes spontaneous yet controlled painting of Sumi-E with watercolour.