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Sumi-e Brush Painting Workshop: Flowers

Schedule and location

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$75.00 member
$88.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) 

Course description

Sumi-e is the Japanese word for “black ink painting” a style of art in which the brush strokes capture the spirit (Ch’i) of nature rather than a photographic likeness. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.

In this workshop, you will learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with this minimalist approach of brush painting. We will view examples of the art form and then try your hand at a simple brush painting using photographs of flowers as inspiration.

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Patricia Larkin Green, sumi-e artist

Patricia Larkin Green is a sumi-e artist and oil painter who has won many awards for her work including the prestigious “Award of Excellence” from the Jade Buddha Temple, in AnShan City, China several years in a row. She has been teaching at Morton Arboretum since 2016. www.patricialarkingreen.com

Course details

Instructor: Patricia Larkin Green, sumi-e artist
Notes: No art experience necessary. Bring a lunch. Click here for supply list. Limit 16 

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Sumi-e Brush Painting Workshop: Flowers