Discover traditional and modern interpretations of Sumi-e, a Japanese style of brush painting, with contemporary artist Fumiyo Yoshikawa. This workshop begins in the gallery with focused viewing and guided discussion of paintings in the exhibition Chiura Obata: An American Modern, and continues in the studio where students will learn how to use the brush, paper, and ink in harmony.
About the instructor:
Born in the ancient capitol of Kyoto, also called a Thousand Years Capital, Fumiyo Yoshikawa grew up with an affinity towards historic architecture and traditional arts and crafts of Japan. At age 18, she enrolled at Kyoto University of Education to study traditional Japanese painting methods and art history. Since then she has been creating artwork using nihonga and sumi-e styles as well as a combined style. Since her acceptance to Kyoto’s juried art exhibition at age 20, Yoshikawa’s artwork has won recognition in many national juried selections and has been featured in exhibitions at art museums and in group shows at long established art galleries such as Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, The Museum of Kyoto, and Takashimaya Art Gallery, to name just a few.