Essentials for Learning Sumi-e Painting
Understanding the practical, historical and philosophical elements; the spirit, the body, the tools and their use.
The essential Sumi-e course basics for students. Historical, comparative and practical information and demonstration of tools.
In this course, you will learn some general background for the application of this novel oriental brush painting method including an understanding of the process.
In this introductory course you will learn:
1. the traditional (Eastern) and contemporary aspects and conditions for creating in this style,
2. the tools, materials and their use,
3. the body and the brush handling
4. ink and brush control
and other important practices and insights
I am a contemporary Canadian artist. I have a degree in Fine arts (BFA) as well as Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Concordia University, Montreal. My life is inspired by oriental philosophies such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism, and my art is influenced by their teachings.
My paintings are in Sumi-e style, based on calligraphic strokes, where the emphasis is on capturing the mood, energy or spirit, rather than giving detailed description.
I have been teaching Sumi-e since 2007. I use a unique approach to facilitate people with Western or Eastern with modern background for easier learning of this profound form of creating.
I guide my students to truly see the subject matter as if seen for first time and convey that in their artwork. In my classes I help the students to connect to their body and with mindful presence, breath and Oriental brush to create dynamic and poetic image.
For my detailed biography, my art and the links to my social media sites please visit my website;