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Sumi painting lessons this Saturday at the Sumner Library
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.