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Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

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Learn the ancient art of Japanese ink painting from the comfort of your own home with RESOBOX's Virtual Interactive class. Discover the therapeutic and contemplative nature of Sumi-e as you create beautiful and minimalist artwork using just a few essential materials. Join the class and unlock your creativity today!

Course Details
Price $30
Start Date

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 2:15pm Eastern Time
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Location Live Online
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Class Level All levels
Age Requirements 18 and older
Average Class Size 12
System Requirements

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.


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This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this painting class:

If you are looking for a therapeutic time for yourself, or fun activities at home, please join our ink painting Sumi-e class!

Here are a few things you will need to prepare for the class:

  1. Liquid Sumi Ink
  2. Sumi-e (or Calligraphy) brush(es).
  3. Washi Paper (rice paper) and Newsprint paper are preferable. However, any paper is fine for a beginner.
  4. A couple of  containers with water.
  5. A couple of small dishes (or mixing ink with water)
  6. Paper towel (or rag)

Classes will be held via the Zoom Video Conferencing application, a private Zoom link will be sent to participants before the class begins.

Sumi-e, also called Suibokuga, is the art of ink wash-painting. Characteristically, it is an East Asian art, and has been practiced there for well over a thousand years. Sumi-e depicts the spirit or essence of an object or scene rather than its outward appearance — and does so in the fewest possible strokes. Because of this simplicity, the painter’s character and personality come through in his/her work. In both viewing and creating, Sumi-e is a very contemplative form of painting.

In this class at RESOBOX, a Japanese cultural center in New York, all students will start from the basics of ink-wash painting, such as how to hold a brush.

The theme of the class is:

March: A Small Bird (Uguisu) perched on a plum twig

April: Cherry Blossom and Mt. Fuji or a Butterfly


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made at least 3 business days in advance of the class will be honored with a refund less a 5% nonrefundable registration fee.
  • Students who cancel less than 3 business days prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.
  • No credit/refund if cancellation is made less than 1 business day before class time.

For Japanese Flower Arrangement: Ohara Ikebana Classes by HANADOJO:

  • The class sign up deadline is 3 business days before the class begins.
  • Cancellation after this period will NOT be refunded.

For Japanese Flower Arrangement: Misho Ikebana class:

  • The class sign up deadline is 2 business days before the class begins.
  • Cancellation after this period will NOT be refunded.

For Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e):

  • The class sign up deadline is 1 business day before the class begins.
  • Cancellation after this period will NOT be refunded.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at RESOBOX (514)

(4.6-star rating across 514 reviews)
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Laurie S. on 10/15/2023
    I really enjoyed taking this class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and very patient with a novice.
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Linda W. on 7/16/2023
    Great class. Enjoyed learning the basics of Japanese Ink Painting. Instructor was great and there was plenty of time for questions and practice.
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Roberta B. on 5/22/2023
    I loved the Instructor. She gave great suggestions on what tools are best to use. I am a beginner, so I found the ideas useful. I would love to take another one of her classes.
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Jeffrey D. on 3/18/2021
    What a wonderful class. Our teacher was extraordinary. Would definitely take it again.
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Caroline A. on 11/1/2020
    amazing teacher! love this class. Wish it was every week:)
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Caroline A. on 8/20/2020
    such a great teacher, and amazing art form. Thank-you!
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Constonsa A. on 7/5/2020
    It was so awsome. Thinkg of doing more classes.
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Tara C. on 6/5/2020
    Ayakoh was a wonderful communicator and offered a great presentation on the style of painting she presented. Would love a part 2!
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Roy M. on 5/31/2020
    This was a wonderful experience. The instructor was not only well skilled in presenting the basic Sumi-e painting techniques, but also skilled in providing the cultural and philosophical background for this type of artwork. She also presented pictures of Sumi-e paintings from the great masters of the past. I am happy that I took this course.
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Emma A. on 5/31/2020
    A very good teacher who presented her subject well and used Zoom in a way which was easy to follow the class. I really liked the teacher. She had a personal style and was very inclusive.
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Agnes B. on 12/3/2023
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Gunjan A. on 5/21/2023
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Fran S. on 5/3/2021
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Caroline A. on 2/24/2021
  • Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

    Reviewed by Caroline A. on 2/3/2021
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Students expressed immense satisfaction and admiration for the Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e) classes. They found the instructor to be extremely knowledgeable, patient, communicative, and skilled in presenting both the basic Sumi-e painting techniques and the cultural and philosophical background of the art. Students enjoyed learning about this unique art form and appreciated that there was ample time for questions and practice. Even as beginners, they felt confident and informed about the tools used for Sumi-e painting. The instructor's style and ability to use digital platforms efficiently for teaching were also appreciated. Many expressed interest in attending further classes or iterations of the existing one. Quotes: 1. "The instructor was not only well skilled in presenting the basic Sumi-e painting techniques, but also skilled in providing the cultural and philosophical background for this type of artwork." 2. "She gave great suggestions on what tools are best to use. I am a beginner, so I found the ideas useful." 3. "A very good teacher who presented her subject well and used Zoom in a way which was easy to follow the class."

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