Japanese Ink Painting

John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC

          3-DAY CLASS, Oct. 27-29, 2017

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.

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. 

Ink, brush, paper pen

Contemplating in the now

Ah, Japanese arts

                        marcy chapman


OCTOBER 27, 28 and 29, 2017 ...

Find serenity

Looking at the commonplace

Japanese approach

                            marcy chapman

Classes currently scheduled:

OCTOBER 29 to NOV. 4, 2017 ...

NOVEMBER 8, 15, 29, 2017 ...

 A Hands-On-Exploration of  

Three Japanese Art Forms

John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC

Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2017

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.

       Minimalist Delights

                    Sumi-e and Haiku  

                     Painting and Poetry 

Integrate the natural beauty of SELBY GARDENS into your discovery of two serene and often linked ancient Japanese disciplines,Sumi-e and Haiku. Applying the Japanese philosophy of “less is more,” learn how to express the emotion of your subject by complementing traditional ink painting brush strokes with lyrical Haiku poetry of only three lines and 17 syllables.

No prior experience needed. All levels welcome.
Fee of $15.00 covers necessary supplies.
Please bring water container, paper towels, pencil and pen, and if you wish, any favorite brushes or supplies.

Event Details
Three Wednesdays:
November 8, 15, 29, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm