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.