Sumi-e

You keep acting in the moment, every step aside is visible on paper.
Sumi-e is brought from China to Japan by zen monks, they recognized the directness of the painting method. The same directness, this noticing the immediacy, you will find in zen-meditation.(zazen=sitting in concentration)

We learn the strokes of the brush practicing the 4 noblemen:
Bamboo, prune-blossom, orchid and chrysanthemum. This way you learn how to move your brush in different , accurate ways If you know how to make these forms you can paint other things like landscape ,waterfall, trees and rocks, birds and all you can imagine.
Your creativity shows the way. To start with, you will spend some time learning the method, it is like learning how to play a musical instrument.

We will work in a small group of 6 persons max.

Contact email: carovdhoek@gmail.com
Caroline van den Hoek is an art- teacher , and studied at the academy of arts in Rotterdam .Now learning sumi-e with Beppe Mokuza Signoritti. Sumi-e master from the dojo in Alba, Italy
She is Zen nun since 1999.

Shen Tsung Ch’ien:
The dance of the brush will have to be dominated by the breath. When there is breath ,there is vital energy; the divine will appear from the stroke of the brush.

Ezio Tenryn Zanin:
Sumi-e is painting the life of everything,seen in its fresh original appearance.