Japanese Ink Painting

John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC

          3-DAY CLASS, Oct. 26-28, 2018

Put brush to paper in this serene introduction to Sumi-e, Japanese Ink Painting, quickly learning the simple, elegant brushstrokes needed to capture the essence of an object or scene. Enjoy expressing, in visual form, anything your heart can feel. Natural subjects on school grounds offer a wealth of subject matter.

No prior experience needed.

 A Hands-On-Exploration of  

Three Japanese Art Forms

John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC

Oct. 21 to Oct. 26, 2018

Immerse yourself in beauty and nature through three Japanese disciplines: Sumi-e ink painting, Haiku poetry, and Ikebana flower arranging. Master the traditional brush strokes of sumi-e to create compositions that express the emotion of your subjects. Then use sumi-e to illustrate your haiku—lyrical poetry of 17 syllables in three lines. As you experience Ikebana flower arranging, natural materials become your medium. Enjoy the opportunity to integrate these Oriental influences into contemporary arts and crafts.

No prior experience needed.

OCTOBER 26 to 28, 2018

May 16 to May 17, 2018 ...

In addition to my diverse painting experience, I have enjoyed a lifetime practice of Japanese arts, Sumi-e, Haiku and Ikebana. These three art forms are so complementary. It is exciting to combine them into classroom formats where I can share the artistic pleasure with others. 

       Fifty Shades of Green – Fun Painting Ferns

The passion for ferns has made a great impact on the decorative arts. In this class, working in the medium of your choice, watercolor, acrylic or pencil, you will explore painting ferns in traditional ways as well as novel approaches and techniques: vignettes of ferns, crusty pots of ferns, ferns in settings both woodland and wild. Discover exciting background techniques. Demonstrations will be in watercolor. Any level of student is welcome. Students should bring supplies according to medium.

Instructor: Marcy Chapman
Materials fee: $15 (pay instructor)​

Event Details
​May 16 2018 to May 17 2018 · 10:00am – 2:00pm

OCTOBER 21 to 26, 2018


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Ink, brush, paper pen

Contemplating in the now

Ah, Japanese arts

                        marcy chapman