Friday, November 11, 2016

Fifth Grade Sumi-e Art

Fifth graders learned about the ancient East Asian art of Sumi-e brush work. They also learned about the Giant Panda. I showed them my 4 Treasures kit given to me from a  relative who traveled to the far east.  I am fortunate to have extra funds from my Art to Remember Fund Raiser to buy the Sumi-e ink and bamboo brushes.  This has been a very challenging art project. Traditional Sumi-e art uses one brush stroke to create the essence of the figure being painted. The painting is considered a poem. Students have struggled not to re-paint things and to live with the imperfections.

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