South Pomfret, Vermont
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Sumi-e Japanese Ink: Painting the Bamboo Forest

Discover the time-honored tradition of Japanese ink painting.

Discover the art of sumi-e and the world of Japanese ink painting. Sumi-e black ink painting is a noble and time-honored pursuit of the Japanese scholar. The techniques we will learn for our bamboo forest are the basic brush strokes used to create all forms of Japanese ink painting and can be applied to painting in other media. The art of sumi-e is in the touch of the brush stroke, the quality of the line, appreciation of the natural world, and the beauty in asymmetry. Each student will create numerous paintings in this workshop.

Allison Zito received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Arts. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous museums including The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield MA, The Delaware Art Museum, The State Museum in Harrisburg PA, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Allison has decades of teaching experience, having taught an enormous variety of classes at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA, and at the University of Pennsylvania Morris Arboretum. She has been teaching Studio Art in the Upper Valley with excellent results at AVA Gallery, ArtisTree, Claremont Maker Space, and League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Allison recently received an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and earlier this year she completed an art installation bringing awareness to Global Warming during her Artist in Residence at The Claremont Maker Space.