Saturday, October 27
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75.00 (HST included) plus $5.00 Rental Kit Fee payable to instructor at class
Register Over-the-Phone or In-Person (no online registration)
Learn the beautiful and intricate art of Sumi-e Japanese ink painting in this full-day workshop for the absolute beginner to the advanced artist. Sumi-e is an East Asian type of brush painting that was brought from China to Japan centuries ago by Zen Buddhist monks. Sumi-e uses concentrated strokes of black ink on washi (rice paper) to create images that speak to the beauty and harmony found in nature. In this workshop you will learn to master your strokes and be equipped with the skills to keep creating. All materials provided upon payment of $5.00 Rental Kit fee to the Instructor, which includes an ink stone, ink stick, three brushes, matte, and paper.
Instructor Hiroshi Yamamoto graduated from the Kyoto Industrial Design Institute and the Kyoto Japanese Art School where he studied traditional arts and history, including Nihonga and Sumi-e style painting. He studied under Mr. Rokuro Yamamoto, a specialist in Nihonga, and is deeply influenced by the works of Tohaku Hasegawa, an artist from the 16th century. Hiroshi’s work has received awards in the graphic art field in Canada, the United States, and Japan. He had over 20 individual exhibitions, in both Japan and Canada.