Monday, 26 January 2015

Sumie Workshop Castlemaine Art Supply

Sumie   Zen Brush  Painting
A  Introduction to Sumie Term
Sat 21 / Feb 2015         
Time 1300 – 17.30

Prepaid $65

Workshops with Gerard Menzel artist

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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 nature’s essence, or ‘Chi’ from Gerard, a respected artist, Tai Chi teacher.

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.

Where Art Supply 209 Barker st Castlemaine
Pre booked - Sat 1 day $65 including materials BYO Kit $55
Plus; Free Brush to take home
A Planned Term is set to follow in March                         
Program includes; Sumie practical art videos/discussion on Zen and Art     

14  days prior to event 100% less a booking fee of $15, / 13 -7 days prior to event 50% refund /  less than, less than 7 days 20% refund

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