My Sumi Art Class start from January 4th. ’19 at the Potocki Center For The Arts, Mission Viejo, CA

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If you’d like to start Sumi brush painting(Sumi-E) and brush writings (Japanese Calligraphy), come join me at the Potocki Center For The Arts in Mission Viejo, CA.

My brand new Sumi Art class is starting from Jan. 4, 2019.

Please visit the city website and search by my name, Yoko Collin, to register. Space is limited.

https://cityofmissionviejo.org/departments/recreation/online-activity-registration

There are also some other wonderful classes to sign up, so please take a look.

 

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What does Japanese Calligraphy and Sumi-E painting mean for me?

sumi brush

Since I was a little, I used to go to Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) class every Sunday. My late father was a Shodo teacher and tought local children. I used to go to the community center one hour early with my father and helped him to set up and then tear down tables and mats. During the class time I was a student. I rememer that my father was always smiling and very happy during teaching calligraphy. He loved not only Shodo but teaching children as well.

I rememer that he was doing some Sumi-e paintings at home also. He often painting while looking at a sample paintings from different sumi-e books. It looked like a very difficult thing for me at that time.

I was doing Calligraphy practice every weekend until graduating Jr. High school, but I was gradually getting too busy with school activities and others things during high school era, and I was distanced from Shodo.

Many years later, after on and off bringing out some Shodo materials to write, now I’m doing Shodo and Sumi-e daily. I feel that I finally came back to my roots. I’ve been doing drawings and oil and acrylic paintings for many years. Now, I deeply appreciate my father and my heritage. I finally came to the point that I can truly understand and appreciate my cultural heritage more than ever.

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My Sumi Art Class start from January 4th. ’19 at the Potocki Center For The Arts, Mission Viejo, CA

sumi brush

If you’d like to start Sumi brush painting(Sumi-E) and brush writings (Japanese Calligraphy), come join me at the Potocki Center For The Arts in Mission Viejo, CA.

My brand new Sumi Art class is starting from Jan. 4, 2019.

Please visit the city website and search by my name, Yoko Collin, to register. Space is limited.

https://cityofmissionviejo.org/departments/recreation/online-activity-registration

There are also some other wonderful classes to sign up, so please take a look.

 

Read More

What does Japanese Calligraphy and Sumi-E painting mean for me?

sumi brush

Since I was a little, I used to go to Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) class every Sunday. My late father was a Shodo teacher and tought local children. I used to go to the community center one hour early with my father and helped him to set up and then tear down tables and mats. During the class time I was a student. I rememer that my father was always smiling and very happy during teaching calligraphy. He loved not only Shodo but teaching children as well.

I rememer that he was doing some Sumi-e paintings at home also. He often painting while looking at a sample paintings from different sumi-e books. It looked like a very difficult thing for me at that time.

I was doing Calligraphy practice every weekend until graduating Jr. High school, but I was gradually getting too busy with school activities and others things during high school era, and I was distanced from Shodo.

Many years later, after on and off bringing out some Shodo materials to write, now I’m doing Shodo and Sumi-e daily. I feel that I finally came back to my roots. I’ve been doing drawings and oil and acrylic paintings for many years. Now, I deeply appreciate my father and my heritage. I finally came to the point that I can truly understand and appreciate my cultural heritage more than ever.

Read More