Asian Ink Painting: Abstract, Still Life and Orchid & Bamboo

Seongmin Ahn

Workshop Description

October 25–27
Wednesday–Friday, 6:00–9:30 pm
Fee: $295 (includes $40 material fee)

Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
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This workshop will first teach basic techniques of sumi-e ink painting by focusing on how to utilize and expand concepts of lines, brush strokes and ink wash with new materials. Students will then apply these tools to create realistic and abstract painting based on still life and the Four Gentlemen drawing (orchid, bamboo, plum and chrysanthemum). Materials and techniques include working with a variety of rice papers, sumi-e ink and Asian brush. Students will also investigate cultural metaphors of materials and subjects.

About the Instructor

Seongmin Ahn is a Korean born artist who is living and working in New York. She received her BFA and MFA in Asian traditional painting from Seoul National University and then the second MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a two times recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant and the first prize from AHL foundation competition. Her works have been reviewed on Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, NY Arts magazine, Baltimore Sun, Plain Dealer and others. She had exhibited nationally and internationally. She has taught and lead workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Asia Society and Korean Cultural Service specializing in Asian art.

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