Sally Penley - Sumi Marks and Sumi & Color - Oct 22 & Nov 19

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

Sumi Marks and Sumi & Color
With Sally Penley

Two sessions: Saturday, October 22 and November 19, 2022 10:00 – 12:30 PDT
Price: $90

Day 1: Experience the joy of “sumi mark-making” as you learn to use the sumi brush and a variety of other commercial and makeshift tools to create vibrant and lively sumi marks for multiple uses.

Day 2: Learn 12 techniques for adding color to your sumi marks with various media, such as watercolor, acrylic, pastel and colored pencil.

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DAY 1 – Sumi Marks

  • A basic pointed Sumi brush (small to medium size – both, if you have them)
  • Pointed pen (e.g., Speedball Oblique Pen) (H99 and N113)
  • Sumi ink (e.g., Yasitomo or Moon Palace) (I70 or I22-2)
  • Various papers—smooth and textures (PA101)
  • Water container (S1005)
  • Paper towels (S817)
  • Shortly before class, Sally will email a list of makeshift tools—items you have around the house, nothing you’ll need to purchase

DAY 2 – Sumi & Color

  • Pan watercolors (like Kuretake Gansai Tambi S1032 or Prang S609) OR pan gouache (like Pelikan) and small brush
  • Pad of 9 x 12 (or 11 x 14) watercolor paper (PA26)
  • Soft pastel sticks and cotton balls
  • Colored pencils and graphite pencils (PL05)(PL21)(PL38)
  • Plastic wrap
  • X-acto knife (S417)
  • Water container (S1005)
  • Paper towels (S817)