Engage with the past while immersing in the present and develop the practice of drawing using sumi ink and brush on paper. Students take a contemporary and experimental approach to sumi ink drawing while referencing traditional Asian brush painting and calligraphy. Consider brush marks and lines to be descriptive, meditative, intuitive, experimental and expressive while examining varied modes of presentations, such as collages and simple folding and book-making. Come with an open mind and experimental spirit the only expectation is to be present within the process.
Participants work with sumi ink, a variety of brushes and papers. The nature, properties and interaction of these three materials is examined. Students learn folding, binding and mounting the drawings, and examine various modes of presentations, such as simple paper structures and books. *Some papers are provided.
There is simple mark making, working from the book, The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. Students engage in daily conversations and demonstrations and work both alone and together as a group.
Yoonmi Nam received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work considers cross-cultural experience and a sense of transience through prints, drawings, sculptures and installations. Yoonmi is a professor of art at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.