Chinese Ink Painting I:

"Four Gentlemen"

with Hannah Jung
Sat. March 23 (10- 3 pm)

Member: $85

Non-Member: $95

(a $10 discount to every dual registration)

About the artist:

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), etc.  She was a recipient in the Art of the Northeast and was invited to the Artists Residency Program at I-Park Foundation. She was a Juried Artist member from Silvermine Guild Arts Center.  A graduate of Seoul National University, Korea (Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting), she taught at a number of schools including Albertus Magnus College and has given numerous Asian Brush Painting workshops/demonstrations statewide.

What is Chinese Ink Painting?

Chinese Ink Painting is also known as Sumi Painting, Korean or Chinese Painting.  Originating in China, Ink Painting began its early development as simple pictorial drawings that executed in sumi ink with a soft, pointed brush on paper or silk.  Chinese Ink Painting has historically been closely allied with Oriental calligraphy as an art form.

Ink Painting has evolved in China from centuries not for art’s sake alone but for an outgrowth of living.  Underlying the apparent simplicity and harmony of composition and the aura of serenity, there is a philosophy: the immensity and harmony of the universe found in a unifying pattern of life in all natural forms.  While Western painting is taken the first consideration for composition and perspective with careful attention, Ink painting is completely unconcerned with producing a literal representation.  Its emphasis is put upon the spirit rather than scientific or rational realism.  Thus, the most prized masterpieces are those that are thought to display a noble soul aiming at the representation of the state of mind using serenity as a keynote.

This course will introduce a basic approach to the techniques of Chinese Ink Painting.  Demonstrations and step-by-step instruction will be given with the Four Gentlemen (plum blossom, bamboo, orchid, and chrysanthemum).   The Four Gentlemen have been depicted in Chinese painting for more than a thousand years because of their refined beauty, as well as the moral characters with which the Chinese literati have imbued them. Through the practice of techniques and exercises, students will learn Asian traditional aesthetics of simplicity as well as the essential expression of objects.

Supply List

 All supplies will be provided!

Chinese Ink, brushes, rice paper, etc. 

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