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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sumi Ink Painting: 1st Grade

First grade “traveled” to Asia to study traditional sumi ink painting. Artists there practice for many years, and work with very controlled brush strokes. We then discussed value: lights and darks and others in between. If we add more water to our ink, it gets lighter, the less water, the darker the ink will be. To sign our work we made our own “chops” or seals. We discovered we had to write our initials backwards so they would print forwards.

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