Sumi painting lessons this Saturday at the Sumner Library
By DANIEL NASH
Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Reporter
March 8, 2012 · Updated 7:42 PM
Pierce County READS continues Saturday with Sumi painting—the ancient practice of art in ink—at the Sumner Pierce County Library.
The lesson will begin at 2 p.m. and will be taught by various South Puget Sound artists.
Sumi painting uses black ink, a brush and water dilution to achieve lighter shades of gray.
Developed in the Chinese Tang Dynasty, the goal of ink wash painting in the East Asian tradition was to capture a subject's soul above its fine details.
This year, Pierce County READS focuses on the book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," a WWII period novel by Jamie Ford about a boy trying to grow up Chinese-American.Contact Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Reporter Daniel Nash at email@example.com or 360-825-2555 ext. 5060.