March 6-7, 2019

Jan. 24-25, 2019

"Little Middle"

Register online:  folkschool.org

Artful Bamboo – an Asian Approach

 Bamboo is a fun as well as artful subject for both Japanese Ink paintings and as a material or container for flower arranging. In this two-day workshop, explore Selby Gardens magnificent bamboo stands from an Asian point of view. You will use Ikebana flower arranging techniques and the simple, spontaneous strokes of Sumi-e to make bamboo creations to take home.

No experience necessary. Instructor will provide materials for a fee.

Sumi-e

 Japanese Ink Painting

John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC

          3-DAY CLASS, Oct. 25-27, 2019

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.

Sumi-e +Color
                                 
Capture the emotion in nature and the vibrancy of the gardens as you create beautiful and spontaneous lines and forms by means of simple brush strokes. Japanese ink brush painting, Sumi-e, traditionally created with black ink will be your starting point. During this two-day workshop you will learn to enhance your compositions with splashes of color that will intensify their energy and sparkle.
No experience necessary. Supplies provided by instructor for fee.
Fee $20.00

Thursday and Friday, January 24 - 25, 2019

10:00am - 2:00pm

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. 

 A Hands-On-Exploration of  

Three Japanese Art Forms

John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC

Oct. 20 to Oct. 25, 2019

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.

JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL   2019 ... CLASSES 

Register online: selby.org

Learn a style of painting that has been enjoyed by all ages the world over for thousands of years. Sumi-e means ink ( sumi ) painting ( e ) in Japanese. Easily learned, this method of painting uses simple, fast brushstrokes and a viewpoint that “less is more.”

Subjects for paintings are discovered as you observe nature and your surroundings. Frequently chosen themes are plants, flowers, birds, insects and animals.

Think Butterflies! Think Bamboo! Think Sunflowers! Think your pets! Don’t think….let the subject come to You!

No prior skills necessary. The instructor will provide all supplies for fee. Just bring your energy, creativity and keen eyes.

Ikebana and Orchids – A Perfect Arrangement

Enjoy the spirit and artistry of Ikebana, a traditional Japanese art form, as you embrace the creative pleasure of crafting spontaneous, understated decorative flower arrangements featuring orchids. In this inspiring two-day workshop, you will learn techniques for placement and selecting materials easily found around your home and garden.

No experience necessary.
Bring garden scissors and water container. Instructor will furnish materials.
Materials fee: $35. (Pay Instructor)

10:00am - 3:00pm

OCTOBER 25 to 27, 2019

Fun with Sumi-e
 Japanese Brush Painting
It’s Fun! It’s Simple! It’s Spontaneous! It’s Zen!

OCTOBER 20 to 25, 2019

June 16 -22, 2019

MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS CLASSES ...

Ink, brush, paper pen

Contemplating in the now

Ah, Japanese arts

                        marcy chapman

Nov. 7, 8, 2018

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