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Sumi-e Watercolor for Beginners

5 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m.to Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 8:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00QL
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$145
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$175
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Materials for this program

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By Susan Vitali

Working with watercolor, employ beautiful and minimal brush strokes to depict the wonders of the natural world in the style of Sumi-e. Learn about traditional sumi-e (Japanese for “black ink painting”) meant to convey the Ch’i or vital energy of what it depicts. Explore the possibilities of color, hue and value, as you create new works of your own.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Susan Vitali.
  • 5 sessions, 2 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
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This online program is presented on Zoom.