Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Etegami Workshop this coming Weekend

Nancy Bea Miller
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
May 13, 2017
Session: Spring
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Member: $39.00 | Non-Member: $45.00
More info: http://public.mainlineart.org/public/ClassDisplay.faces
Etegami is a kind of Japanese-inspired folk art that combines ink and watercolor paintings with words, on postcards. They are meant to be sent but can be cherished as a visual diary as well. The motto of Etegami is "Clumsy is fine. It is good to be clumsy." making it a fun way even for people with no art-making experience to find success and have fun. Additionally, it's a refreshing art excursion for accomplished artists as well. Truly, the art of Etegami meets you wherever you are!

Interest in Etegami is growing, world-wide and there are numerous international shows and clubs to enter and join, if the Etegami bug bites deep! For a great illustrated intro to etegami read this article: https://beyond-calligraphy.com/2017/01/10/introduction-art-etegami/

Materials needed for etegami are simple and few. If you have any watercolor supplies, even left over from childhood, and a Sharpie marker or two, then you're all set. If you have a bottle of waterproof ink too, that's a plus, but I have lots of ink and other equipment to share. Every level of experience is welcome in this fun, relaxing and energizing class! 

With an etegami inspired by Dragon Fruit and Ursula K. LeGuin.

If you'd like a student's perspective on what happens in a typical etegami workshop a recent student surprised me by writing a nice long blog-post about our class! Here it is:http://andria-drawingnear.blogspot.com/2016/09/etegami-japanese-mail-art.html 

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