WORKSHOP / CLOSED

SUMI-Ê WORKSHOP: SAKURA, JUNE 2018

SUMI-Ê SAKURA WORKSHOP IN COLOR SPACE  

The Workshop will be taught by the artist Nishimoto and will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 8 am to 5 pm.

 

A maximum of 12 learners will be allowed in the class so that the facilitator can give individualized attention to each participant and the course will run smoothly.  

 

ABOUT REGISTRATIONS  

 

Cash payment - BRL 400.00  

Payment in installments - 2 x of R$ 235.00  

Enrollment is confirmed by deposit, bank transfer or payment made directly at Espaço Cor.  

A drawing will be held for a work in Sumi-ê by the artist Nishimoto at the end of the course.  

WORKSHOP LOCATION

Color Space 

Rua 105-D n.24

South Sector - Goiania

INFO: Whatsapp  62 98519-7606  (Tatiana Pacheco - workshop director)

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: NISHIMOTO  

 

Nishimoto studied Visual Communication and Graphic Design at the University of Brasilia (1999), the city where he lived for 17 years.  The grandson of Japanese people, who provided the artist with direct contact with Japanese culture, in 2008 he returned to his hometown, Goiânia, where he now lives and works.  Act  as designer and art director  in various modalities of design, such as fashion,  branding, editorial and illustration.  He also worked as a professor at a higher level in several graphic design disciplines (History of Art and Design, Typography, Graphic Analysis, Projects and TCC Guidance).  He currently develops teaching work in the areas of traditional drawing and painting.  

 

From an early age, Nishimoto was interested in semiotics - the study of the meaning of symbols and images; as well as the plastic arts (self-taught).  Currently, he dedicates himself to design and art independently.  His works seek the origin - his own and ours -, the understanding of the human essence and of the time that is so ephemeral to us.  In his works, the artist explores these themes with traditional Western and Eastern techniques, including ink pointillism, watercolor, drawing (in all its modalities) and sumi-ê (ancient oriental painting technique).  

 

His works are visibly laborious with traditional techniques, in order to capture and make visible the immaterial: time and the meaning of life.  The artist has already participated in several group and individual exhibitions in Goiânia and has his works included in collections in several places in Brazil and abroad.  

 

WHAT IS SUMI-Ê  

 

Sumi-ê is the art of the essential.  

It is an expression of art that seeks to reveal our perception of nature.  No trait is the same, no flower has the same characteristics.  As in Zen Buddhism, the moment of conception is unique, so no two designs are the same. And these, as they portray the living moment of the soul in that unique moment, do not involve correction or hesitation so as not to harm the purity and reliability of the state of mind revealed in the traits.  In this way, like everything in life, we are unique beings. And the sumi-ê brings us closer to this truth: imperfect, transitory, poetic and, above all, true.  

 

THE ORIGIN OF SUMI-Ê  

 

Derived from Chinese calligraphy and originating in Chinese Buddhist temples during the Sung dynasty (960 – 1274), suiboku-ga arrived in Japan in the 14th century.  Under strong Zen-Buddhist influence, it evolved in Japanese territory into sumi-ê.  In Brazil, probably the introducer of the art of sumi-ê was Massao Okinaka. For many years he kept classes of students interested in learning this technique so old, but absolutely new to Westerners.  

 

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE  

 

The purpose of the workshop  is to present the oriental painting technique under the theme of the cherry tree in bloom. 

Basic ink and watercolor techniques and cherry tree composition exercises will be demonstrated.  Practical activities will be proposed with the final elaboration of a Sakura Sumi-ê. 

Throughout the process, the apprentice will also come into contact with the philosophical and stylistic principles of the technique that addresses transience, expression and imperfection as fundamental elements of creation.  

 

SUMI-Ê WORKSHOP MENU  

1 – Brief introduction to the art of Sumi-ê: meaning and history. 

2 – Basic ink techniques. 

3 – Basic watercolor techniques. 

4 – Composition exercises: Sakura's trunk. 

5 – Composition exercises: Sakura flowers. 

6 – Creation of a Sakura sumi-ê.  

 

Note: the course has a certificate of 8 curricular hours.  

 

NECESSARY MATERIAL FOR WORKSHOP TO BE PURCHASED BY THE APPRENTICE  

 

2 brushes for Sumi-ê or watercolor (one with small hairs and the other medium, soft) 

1 bottle of ink (30ml) 

1 Watercolor palette (solid or in tubes) or Ecoline (liquid watercolor sold in 30ml bottles). If you prefer to bring single colors, those that are in red or violet tones. 

1 pan (for thinning and mixing paints) 

2 Canson A3 paper pads 

also: 1 small saucer 

1 small individual porcelain butter dish (the kind served at breakfast in hotels) 

1 coffee spoon 

1 small hand towel  

 

The materials can be found at the University Stationery 

Avenida Universitária, 770, University East Sector. Goiânia - GO (62) 3218-6218  

 

Budget (values are subject to change):  

 

1 brush n 5 for Sumi-ê Keramik - R$ 16.90 

1 brush 2/705 Keramik - R$ 16.90 

1 brush 6/705 Keramik - R$ 18.90 

1 brush 00/409 Condor - R$ 12.90 

2 Ecolines Talens (liquid watercolor) 

Red magenta # 337 R$ 24.90 

Scarlet Red # 334 R$ 24.90 

1 ink Talens (indian ink) R$ 29.60 

1 paper 200 grams (20 sheets) R$ 49.90 

1 paper 300 grams (15 sheets) R$ 77.90 

Watercolor Palette, 12 Pentel colors R$ 33.90