Sumi-e – First Gentleman - Bamboo

Instructor: Ann Kozeliski 

SUMI-E is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. East Asian Painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush. Sumi-e is Japanese for ink “sumi” and painting “e”. The Philosophy of sumi-e is contrast and harmony, expressing simple beauty and elegance. Sumi-e attempts to capture the Chi or "life spirit" of the subject, painting in the language of the spirit. A sumi-e artist becomes the rose to paint it. Spirit and individuality are at the heart of Sumi-e painting. Making each stroke the most beautiful. It is an "immediate" painting. The idea is to not make a preliminary sketch, but to create a beautiful scene from your memory and paint the emotion of it using the sumi-e language. Sumi-e helps the artist remember and then convey beautiful things so that they may be shared with others.

Monday August 15, 2022     9 am – 4 pm  (Bring your own lunch:  Noon - 1 pm)

Cost: $95

Class size limited to 8 students

To reserve your space call River’s Edge at 850-653-1031 or email

River’s Edge Apalachicola      59 Commerce Street  Apalachicola, FL  32320