- Asian Brush Painting
May 4, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meditations in Ink Workshop:
Bamboo & Dragonfly
Against a backdrop of meditative music, this day- long workshop is your doorway to the exciting, yet, contemplative world of Asian art!
This workshop is for those interested in learning & using the traditional tools & techniques of Asian Brush Painting (“sumi-e” in Japan).
Through step-by-step instructor demonstrations and hands-on brush painting projects, you will explore this ancient and elegant art form. Using the “Four Treasures” (bamboo brushes, hand ground ink, inkstone, and rice paper) we will work on methods for painting several versions of Bamboo…symbol of strength, flexibility and grace… one of the “Four Seasons” of traditional Asian brush painting and an iconic symbol of the Far East! Additionally, we will learn how to create a delightful “guest” for our Bamboo “host”… a high-flying and inquisitive dragonfly.
Saturday, May 4
10:00am – 4:00pm
Members $140, Non-members $160
All levels welcome. No experience necessary.
All materials provided.
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About the Instructor
Bruce Iverson is an award-winning painter who has studied Chinese Brush Painting (sumi-e in Japan) since 1972 with master Chinese brush painters Jean Shen, Ning Yeh, and I-Hsiung Ju. He has exhibited in group and juried shows throughout the United States and has had several one-man shows in New England. He has traveled to China for a deeper understanding of the context of brush painting. His work is grounded in a three-thousand-year-old tradition in which the tools, techniques, and philosophy of this Asian art form have had a lifelong resonance.