SUMI-Ê WORKSHOP, SEPTEMBER 2019
SUMI-Ê WORKSHOP IN THE COLOR SPACE
Our Sumi-ê Workshop will present fundamental techniques of this form of art from China and Japan. Using ink and watercolor, the participant will learn to paint in this style millenary so captivating in the eyes of the West. The workshop will be taught by artist Nishimoto and will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9 am to 6 pm.
A maximum of 16 learners will be allowed in the class so that the facilitator can give individualized attention to each participant and the course will run smoothly.
Cash payment - BRL 400.00
Payment in installments – according to the additions of credit card installments.
Registration 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.
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. 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 design , watercolor and art history in the course A Arte de Ver located at Espaço Cor .
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 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.
The purpose of the workshop is to present the oriental painting technique under the theme of the cherry blossom (sakura).
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, options:
(hint: Keramik Brush 20009 Sumiê Cabra #5 and #3 )
LINK TO PURCHASE BELOW
- Squirrel hair tie
(hint: Keramik Brush 20 Tied #1 and #3)
LINK TO PURCHASE BELOW
1 bottle of ink (30ml)
1 watercolor (tube) or Ecoline (liquid watercolor sold in 30ml bottles). Bring colors that are in red or violet tones.
2 Canson A3 paper pads (200g)
1 small saucer
1 small individual porcelain butter dish (the kind served at breakfast in hotels)
1 coffee spoon
1 small hand towel
Materials can be found at:
University Stationery: University Avenue, no. 770, University East Sector. Goiania – GO
Phone: (62) 3218-6218
Artist's House: Av. 85, no. 2694, Good Sector. Goiania – GO
Phone: (62) 3242-2956
You can also buy Keramik brushes online by clicking on the links below:
We look forward to your participation!
We appreciate your interest and attention.