Sumi-e workshop 17th  January  - European Zen Center

Sumi-e is an ancient painting method used by zen monks as tool for improving concentration and experiencing the moment.

We paint by bringing awareness to the breathing. The gestures of painting are rhythmically repeated following the flow of the breath. This enhances a state of concentration and attention typical in meditation. The subjects in sumi-e are related to nature and are painted by using black ink and all its shades. We will paint the bamboo, which is the basic and main subject in sumi-e painting. 

Everybody is welcome, you don't need painting experience!   

Program sumi-e workshop:

17th January 2016

15:30 - 18:30 sumi-e workshop

17:00 tea break
Cost: 40, materials are provided.

Location: European Zen Center, Valckenierstraat 35, Amsterdam.

Wear comfortable and dark clothes. We will paint basic lines, following this special method these lines will become a bamboo composition.