Sumi-e workshops schedule. Everybody is welcome! 

October 
Friday 28th at 10:00; Saturday 29th at 15:00;

November
Friday 4th at 10:00; Saturday 5th at 15:00;
Friday 25th at 10:00; Saturday 26th at 15:00;

December
Friday 9th at 10:00; Saturday 10th at 15:00;

Location: Kattenburg (ask for the address), Amsterdam. Cost: € 40 per class, including materials.

Info and registration: Tel. 06 292 58 692, valeriaviscardi@hotmail.com

Sumi-e is based on the same principle as zen meditation. By adopting a grounded posture and a conscious breathing one is able to make fluid brush strokes.

The repetition of gestures helps to attain concentration.
We will investigate how emptiness and fullness have both value in a painting composition. We will learn how to paint a bamboo, which is the main and basic subject and the other natural elements of sumi-e. We will also make many exercises for harmonising the strokes with the breathing (different kind of lines and brush strokes).
The course is meant for those wishing to express themselves through painting. An artistic talent is not required, just the wish to get in touch with yourself by painting. We will explore different ways of painting from realistic to abstract, allowing our vital energy to flow naturally.

We will paint with black ink and Japanese brushes on paper.