Learn a Technique: Sumi Ink
(Overview & big concepts)
See tools and ink paintings, drawings and writing in the museum. Then learn how to prepare Sumi ink and experiment with ink drawings on rice paper of your own.
Ink paintings and writings in Asian collection, desk with tools in Chinese house
Sumi ink paintings
Pre-tour group activity:
One of the tricks to drawing and painting with Sumi is working FAST. Practice writing your name or signature as fast and as neatly as you can!
take home worksheets with Chinese calligraphy characters