Start with the basics of Japanese ink painting or Sumi-E. Get an introduction to the four treasures: ink, inkstone, brushes and papers. You'll learn traditional and contemporary styles of ink painting.
You’ll first start with the practice of calligraphy to learn brush skills and design. Then, you'll learn how to paint the classic subject of the pine tree and the brush strokes needed to paint the fruit, birds and insects of the summer season. Riki will teach you the traditional process of stretching a painting onto another sheet of rice paper to make the artwork more durable and ready for display and framing.