Friday, September 5, 2008

Japanese Painting Class at Mesa State College

Fumiyo Yoshikawa teaches at Mesa State College.

Topics: Japanese Painting -23069-ARTS 396 -001
Time: September 15- October 22 Mondays and Wednesdays 5:45-8:45pm
Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: Fine Arts Building 302
Call Art Department of Mesa State College at 970-248-1833 for more information

Course Description:
The class will learn about Japanese traditional painting, its aesthetic and philosophy through this course. First, the class will practice basic brush strokes and techniques with bamboo brushes, sumi-ink and oriental paper by copying calligraphies and masters’ samples. Second, they will learn how to lay out a picture and the effective use of negative space, lines and gray tones. Third, they will learn how to mount a finished picture. Finally, each student will finish their original landscape painting and mount it by themselves.