Spend a morning or afternoon experiencing the techniques, materials, and aesthetics of the art of sumi-e with sumi master William Preston at his Pojoaque studio and home, twenty minutes north of Santa Fe. No previous experience is required; all needed materials are provided. Learn the techniques that make sumi-e so appealing or explore Oriental brushwork to push your traditional watercolor paintings beyond the ordinary. Hands-on painting and practice with sensai William Preston will expand your artistic horizons. Be surprised by what you will learn and accomplish!
- OVERVIEW of Sumi-e
- MATERIALS and SOURCES of paper, ink, brushes, etc.
- BASIC BRUSHWORK and EXERCISES
- PUTTING STROKES TOGETHER to build a sumi-e vocabulary
- STROKES used in LING-NAN style painting (charts)
- DISCUSSION of MOUNTING TECHNIQUES
- Q & A
Classes are by appointment, and gift certificates are available. Call the artist to discuss your needs and desires. An encounter with a master of the art of sumi-e and the southwest landscape is a not-to-be-missed, authentic experience during your stay in Santa Fe. Classes are limited to two students. Many students have said it was the high-point of their visit.
William is an experienced teacher who draws on 60 years as a landscape painter in watercolor, then oil, and now sumi-e to his classes, with 30 years of that painting the New Mexico landscape. His biography and more images may be found on his website.
10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm
Saturdays by appointment
PRICE OR RANGE:
$100 + tax