Sumi-e Painting Workshop

As Japanese cultural program series, JASGA will host a traditional Sumi-e Painting Workshop on December 1, 2014.  

Come and join us as the instructor, Ms. Taeiko Matsumoto works with you interactively to create beautiful Sumi-e Japanese brush and ink painting that can be used for greeting cards, New Year cards or simply frame it.

About the Workshop:
Sumi-e is a traditional Japanese ink painting which uses only black ink painted on Washi (special Japanese paper) Sumi-e was developed in the Kamakura period (1185-1333) mainly by Zen monks. Therefore it has a spiritual nature. Most of the motifs are nature scenes like mountains, rivers, trees, flowers and fruits, because they thought there are spiritual entities in nature. In this hour-and-a-half workshop, participants will have the opportunity to paint a simple sumi-e painting.
Please join us for this special hands-on workshop!
About the instructor:
Taeko Matsumoto studied drawing, oil painting, and water-color painting, and has been studying Japanese Sumi-e for ten years at the Ayano-kai and Ryo Hirai painting groups. She received the Rookie of the Year award in 2006 at the Japan-China Ink Painting Exhibition (Nicchu Suibokugaten 日中水墨画展) in Tokyo.  From 2011 to 2014, she was selected to take part in the Japan Nanga-in (Southern School of Ink Painting) Exhibition, organized by Japan’s biggest and oldest ink painting organization, held every year at the Kyoto City Museum.
RSVP required for this class.
Fee:      $12 JASGA member,  $17 Non-member  (Some materials supplied.)
              (Donation is always appreciated.)
Please register for the workshop at and
send a check payable to JASGA to the following address by Thursday, November 27th:
Japan-America Society of Greater Austin
PO BOx 9276 
Austin, TX 78766
For any questions, contact: or call 512-656-4731.
    Tara Bosatsu by Taeko Matsumoto
Tara Bosatsu 
                                                                           Female tennyo by Taeko Matsumoto


December 1st, 2014 6:30 PM   through   8:00 PM

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