Introduction to Sumi-E
with master painter Frederica Marshall
The art of brush painting and the art of Japanese calligraphy means far more than simply putting brush to paper. Just as a martial artist trains with the sword to unify the mind, body, and spirit, so the brush is used to become fully aware and embodied in the moment of self-expression.
Join us for a fun and relaxing exploration of brush painting and calligraphy techniques, and see why many martial artists, O Sensei included, considered the brush a vital part of their training and their well-being.
Beginners welcome, ages 12 and up.
Dates and Times: Saturday, Feb. 9th, 1:00-4:00pm
Prices: $60 ($50 for current dojo members) includes tools and supplies
Frederica Marshall, Master Brush Painter, lived in Japan for 28 years where she studied Sumi-e (Asian Brush Painting) for 10 years with Grace Yen. Her works of art are included in private collections in Australia, Europe, Japan and the U.S. For nine years Frederica was an Artist in Residence in the Sarasota County Arts Council program “Artists in the Schools”.
Frederica has had more than 20,000 students of all ages from kindergarten to retirement homes. A joyous approach to creativity allows students of all ages to experience success and gain skills in their art creations.
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“ I especially appreciated your relaxed and encouraging style, your willingness to help when needed and yet allow me to pursue what took my fancy, and your ability to open my horizons without talking down to me.” – excerpt from a student’s letter of thanks