Wabi Sabi Brush Strokes (10th August, 2020)
“Wabi” is said to be defined as “rustic simplicity” or “understated elegance” with a focus on a less-is-more mentality.
“Sabi” is translated to “taking pleasure in the imperfect.”
In traditional Japanese aesthetics wabi-sabi is sometimes described as beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". In this one day workshop, we will explore the wabi-sabi of brush making. Using a range of found materials, we will look at ways of finding beauty in the imperfect and incomplete, resulting in a collection of hand-made brushes and tools that embrace all that is wabi-sabi.
Once we have our collection of brushes, the fun really starts! Working in inks, and on large sheets of paper or cloth, you will be shown how to use your hand-made brushes to make a series of large, dynamic ink drawings, that embrace the best of wabi-sabi.
This workshop is suitable for all level, including complete beginners.
Students who complete this course may be interested to enrol for the 'Alternative Sketchbook' one day workshop, which will show you how to turn your ink drawings into beautiful hand-made sketchbooks.
Dates: 10th August, 2020
Time: 10am to 3pm
Tutor: Vanda Campbell
Location: The Canopy Studio, Saffron Walden, Essex
Images shown: student's work from previous workshop