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Therapeutic Art Program
for Older Adults

Sumi Ink Painting: "Four Gentlemen"
Presented by Hannah Jung
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26th (2 - 4:30 pm)
(One Seat left!)

Chinese Orchids by Hannah Jung

Sumi Ink Painting Class is made possible by

Northwest CT Community Foundation Karen M. O’Connor Fund

Come join us to learn Sumi Ink Painting (AKA Chinese Brush Painting) instructed by a recipient of CT Office of the Arts Awards Grant, Hannah Jung, Director/Artist-in-Residence of The Voice of Art!

Hannah Jung will introduce a basic approach to the techniques of Sumi Ink Painting through the theme of "Four Gentlemen" with step-by-step instructions and demonstrations. She will also share the noble characters of Four Gentlemen* along with arts and cultural backgrounds of ancient China in this class. Through the practice of techniques and exercises, students will learn East-Asian traditional aesthetics of simplicity as well as the essential expression of objects.

  • No experience is required. All levels are welcome. 

  • Instruction fees will be covered by the grant.

  • Art Supply fee per participant required (All supply will be provided):

          i) Seniors of ages 65 and older: $65.

        ii) Any adults of ages 60-64: $85.

        iii) Any adults of ages under 60: $135.

  • If you have any questions or concerns about the supply fees, please contact us.

  • Location: "Noble Horizons" (17 Cobble Rd, Salisbury, CT)

  • A total of four-week sessions: 2-4:30 pm, Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26th.

  • Participants: up to 10 seniors per class, on a first-come, first-served basis

  • We will send you an invoice for the studio fee via email to complete your registration (Please note that your registration is NOT completed until the studio fee is paid).

* What is Four Gentlemen?

Four Gentlemen” (四君子 junzi) is the collective name of four plants: plum (梅 mei), orchid (兰 lan), bamboo (竹 zhu), and chrysanthemum (菊 ju). They are all native to China and of high ornamental and cultural value. These four plants have become the basis of Chinese art because of their refined beauty and the moral characters with which the Chinese literati have imbued them.

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About the Instructor

Hannah Jung, originally from South Korea, has been a Connecticut resident since 2000.  Her work has been exhibited nationwide including The Bushnell, Korean Embassy (Washington D.C.), Vision Gallery (New York), Mercy Gallery, General Electric World Headquarters, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery (New Canaan), to name a few.  Hannah was a Juried Artist Member from Silvermine Guild Arts Center (New Canaan, CT), a recipient in the Art of the Northeast, and was invited to the Artists Residency Program at I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT) .   

A graduate of Seoul National University, Korea (Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting), Hannah taught at a number of schools including Albertus Magnus College and has given numerous Sumi Ink Painting workshops/demonstrations statewide.

Practice of Chinese Orchids in class

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Bamboo by Hannah Jung

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Practice of Chinese Orchid in class

This grant program is made possible by: 

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