Adult Classes | Painting: Ink

Monday

2/26/24 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kuehn, Noriko

Learn the simple and serene world of painting Sumi-e (painting with ink). This class is for anyone and covers the basic skills of Japanese brush painting for beginners, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced learners. The class focuses on Sumi-e to paint images, such as Bamboo, flowers, fish and Japanese landscape from beautiful photos. Learn the historical and cultural background of Sumi-e. The lecture will be minimal with focus on plenty of hands-on studio time. Learn how to balance Yin and Yang, using the contrast of ink to create the desired results.
A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes for session. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Wednesday

9/11/24 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kuehn, Noriko

This 2000-year-old art form is practiced by Zen Masters who adhere to the practice of meditation in preparation for painting. Noriko will start the class with a Zen meditation in preparation for Zen Brush techniques. Zen art differs from other art disciplines as it is focused on the realization of "no-mind." Furthermore, it is the expression of Zen through a brush, whether the result is a single stroke, a Zen circle, or an ink painting. Enso is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Enso is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a symbol and not a character. In Zen Buddhist painting, Enso symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body and spirit create.
There is a $15 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Wednesday

The key to a beautiful rendition is a strong accurate drawing. Using the science of observation, quick measurement and loose line to build the foundation needed to have a successful painting. Composition, Color, Value, Texture, Balance, Foreground, Midground, Background are all topics of discussion. Add intrigue and interest to your painting by using the broken line. Work up your own ideas using photo reference, work at your own pace and move toward finished paintings. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

2/28/24 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kuehn, Noriko

Immerse yourself in the beauty of traditional Japanese landscapes as we explore the rich cultural heritage and artistic techniques of Japan. In this class, you'll learn the art of creating serene and evocative landscapes, inspired by iconic elements such as cherry blossoms, pagodas, mountains, and flowing rivers. Noriko will guide you through various Japanese traditional painting styles to capture the essence of nature and express emotions through brush strokes. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, we will unlock the secrets of Japanese landscape art and bring the tranquility of these picturesque scenes to life on canvas. Embark on a journey to discover the harmony between art and nature in the land of the rising sun.
A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class. Students need to bring a water color set by the second class (Gansai or Chinese watercolor set)

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00