Asian Brush Painting: Orchids
When: Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Putnam Building at the Gardens at Elm Bank
Students in this workshop will learn the art of Asian Brush Painting and focus on the orchid. This workshop is for those interested in learning and using the traditional tools and techniques of Asian Brush Painting (aka "sumi-e" in Japan). Through step-by-step instructor demonstrations and hands-on brushpainting projects using the "Four Treasures" (bamboo brushes, handground ink, inkstone, and rice paper) you will explore this ancient and elegant art and leave class with two completed works.
NO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Against a backdrop of meditative music, this workshop is your doorway to the exciting yet contemplative world of Asian art!
Bruce Iverson is an artist who has specialized in Asian Brush Painting (sumi-e in Japan) since 1972 with master 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 and is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association. 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. Additional information about Bruce can be found at his website www.iversonarts.com
Instructor will provide supplies.
Students must provide their own lunch and beverages.
$200 general admission