Sally Penley - Make Your Mark - February 12, 2022

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Make Your Mark!
Sally Penley
Zoom class

Saturday, February 12, 2022 12:00 – 2:30 PST


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In this 2.5-hour workshop, you will explore some new areas of Sumi art in the joyous world of contemporary Sumi mark-making. You will learn to load the brushes with variegated tones of ink, explore po'-mo and sumi sink art, create textural broad-sides with your marks...and more! Sally will also include some compositional design tips.
No art experience required.


  • A basic pointed Sumi brush (several sizes, if you have them)
  • Sumi ink (e.g., Yasutomo or Moon Palace) (I70 or I43)
    * This is commercial bottle ink, but best If you have an ink stick and grinding stone (suzuri)
  • Walnut ink (I53)
  • Small pieces of mat board, 3" long and 1⁄2", 1" and 2" wide
  • 2 or 3 small saucers for holding sumi (like small dipping sauce dish) (S844)
  • Various papers—some smooth, some textured like watercolor paper, rice paper (PA03, PA101)
  • Water container (S1005)
  • Plastic mat for work surface (e.g., “chopping mats” from Dollar Tree)
  • Paper towels