Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sumie 1 Day Workshop Moonanbel Art Society



Workshops with Gerard Menzel artist

Booking Go to;   
Google : Moonambel art and history group
 artist Gerard Menzel                           

Sumie is a beautiful way to paint nature and the world in all its beauty & grace as we see the world in a different light.

Chan Buddhism from China travelled to Japan in the 13 C. Sumie is a discipline made famous by the Zen monks in Japan who painted in order to train their minds in observation, patience & art technique. Sumie is Zen in creative meditative action.

The art requires a change of perspective and philosophy in order to see the world in the Zen way.  In Zen nature and humanity is one, joined by the same elements of water, wood, fire etc...and in the painting process we join with nature to express the very essence of the world in a minimalist fashion.

Therefore, a reflective quietened mind which leads to a peaceful heart and spirit is, The Way of Zen Sumie.  Rice paper, a brush and monochrome black ink art the simple tools.
Learn to concentrate and relax. Find a lifelong discipline for the soul and discover natures essence called Chi from a respected artist. 

Teacher: Gerard a Tai Chi and Aikido teacher with a Masters in Asia studies imbibes in the class a rich background & perspective from Asia where he has studied and lived.  Gerard has toured schools, has had art residencies in Vic and SA colleges/schools taught in Adult education and exhibited widely.
Time  May 9 09.00 to 16.00
Pre booked -   Sat 1 day $55 inc materials
Materials brush,inks provided or BYO                           
Program includes; Sumie practical art videos/discussion     

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