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Sumi-é : East Asian (Oriental) Brush Painting

Instructor: Mark Malecki

No class on Sunday, July 3rd.

This in-person class is for artists of all levels interested in learning and improving their techniques of East Asian (Oriental) brush painting. Beginners will be taught the use of the basic materials and traditional subject matter. Intermediate students will be offered more complex subject matter such as animals and landscapes. Advanced students will be shown special techniques and materials to extend their range of artistic expression. Students will observe demonstrations and have access to downloadable models from which to practice. Different schools of this ancient art, from the traditional to experimental, are explained and demonstrated over the year’s curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on composition and design principles.

Covid Policy for Students in this Class

The Art League will no longer require masks in our classrooms, store, gallery, or offices. However, we ask that our students, faculty, and staff use caution and thoughtfulness when they are close to others for prolonged periods. For example, students using shared equipment in the classroom studios are strongly encouraged to wear masks for their safety, and the consideration of those around them, when in tight proximity to others.Masks are also recommended if your home community risk level is high (Alexandria is currently at medium risk), or you’ve been told by a health professional to wear a mask based on your personal risk factors.

The Art League reserves the right to reinstate mandatory masks, and additional covid safety policies should we feel local conditions warrant such action.

Most supplies and supply lists may also be obtained at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory, room 217. The store hours are 11am – 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Please note: the store closes for lunch. We recommend that you shop early to avoid the rush. Due to our large enrollment the store staff is unable to fax or read supply lists over the phone. The store number is: 703-548-8127.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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