Introduction to Sumi-e The Ancient Art of Asian Brush Painting
In this 1-day workshop Fontaine Rodgers will introduce the Ancient Asian art of Sumi-e painting using ink, special brushes and rice paper. Students learn to paint by following the traditions of ancient masters of an art form that developed alongside the invention of the basic strokes of character writing.
Philosophy, traditions, techniques and set-up will be covered. Familiar themes include bamboo, blossoms, plants, insects, animals and other elements of nature.
This workshop is ideally suited for beginners, artists and non-artists and teachers who wish to add Sumi-e to their multicultural classroom experience. All materials provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own brushes but not required.
All materials provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own brushes but not required.
Fontaine Rodgers attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art and the California College of Art (cum laude). Her personal art has always reflected her love of nature, landscapes, flora and fauna, especially birds and horses. She delights in printmaking, creating linocuts and woodblocks that are often amusing or whimsical. Her passion has always been drawing, which is the foundation for all her art. Her art can found at several Florida galleries and in private and public collections here and abroad. Visit her website at www.fontainerodgers.comInstructor Bio