We are making Sumi-e Greeting Cards to send to Japan for a friendly Art Exchange!!
The greeting cards will be sent to Momiji-Gakusha in Japan, which has a special program creating jobs for disabled people. The cards will be exhibited in their art gallery.
Professional Sumi-e artist, Kofu (香風) Ayakoh Furukawa will teach us how to make Sumi-e Greeting Cards. “Sumi-e” means Japanese ink-painting. All materials for making the cards will be included.
If you are interested in the Japanese traditional art of Sumi-e, and cultural exchange through art, please join us for this wonderful event at Resobox, a Japanese art gallery.
About Sumie art
Sumi-e, also called Suiboku-ga, is the art of ink wash painting. Essentially, it is an ancient East Asian art that has been practiced there for well over a thousand years. Sumi-e shows the spirit, or essence of an object or scene rather than its outward appearance — and does so by using the fewest possible strokes. Because of this simplicity, the painter’s character and personality shine through in the painting. For both viewing and creating, Sumi-e is a very contemplative form of painting.