Paragon International Arts
Phone No. (425) 497-9915
FAX No. (425) 861-0676
Fine Art Studio
and Yuming Zhu
Daniel Smith Bellevue Store
Village Art Supply
Jerrole's Book and Supply
Preston Art Supply
Art Supply On Main
Spokane Art Supply
Blaines Art supply
White Bear Center for Arts
(June 30 - Aug. 4, 2015)
Workshop in China
Artiste China Passage
You will view the beautiful and energetic art works created by our staffs and artists we represent. For retail information or show your works on our web,please contact us.
To purchase books and Instruction DVD of how to painting Sumi painting, please visit our authorized website at: www.AWesomeArtSupply.com
Chinese/Sumi Painting and Calligraphy Classes are offered at Bellevue Community College, Edmonds Community College and Seattle Central Community College, Tacoma Community College, Kirkland Arts Center by staff artists associated with PIA. For detail class information and registration, please click on the links provided above or visit college websites.
"Soul and Sumi"
You don’t just paint what
you see. You paint what you feel. Paint
with soul is of the fundamental sumi painting and calligraphy.
Sumi calligraphy reaches for
the optimal level of expression with dynamic, free yet the most strict
soul controlled brush strokes. The
simplicity but spiritual richness is the law of sumi.
In this workshop, you will be
introduced an authentic oriental perception of which to approach and feel
the “object” you want to express in sumi style through your playful,
tender inner world.
Also, you will be introduced to the philosophy and theory of sumi painting and calligraphy. Brief history of seal carving and usage of chops will be lectured. Demo and hands-on individual instruction are the teaching method of the workshop. You will be assured of learning some basic skills and techniques of sumi painting.
Two-day Workshop (Sample)
Day One: From 10:0
0 am to 4:00 pm (one hour lunch break)
- Philosophy of sumi painting and calligraphy
- Knowledge of sumi materials
- How to paint bamboo, orchid, grapes, etc.
- Hands-on calligraphy practice
- Sumi painting composition
Day Two: From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (one hour lunch break)
- Advanced techniques of strokes
- Continued composition (painting from real life)
- “In Between”-Realistic & Abstract (visualization, expressive painting by Qi)
- History of chop carving
- Usage of chops
- Lecture of landscape painting
*Materials not included. Can be purchased from store recommended by the instructor. Supply list available upon request.
*Minimum 12 students for the workshop outside of WA State.
Serious artist-Bill H.
Writes like a
Prof. Zhuang. BeiJing
Demo by Master Dong, HongZhou Class.
Koi at West Lake