• Thu, July 25, 2019
    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM






Ink painting, mainly practiced by the literati, is a long and unique tradition in East Asian art (China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.) A simple monochromatic painting, rendered in the same materials used for calligraphy and writing poetry, the ink painting is considered a learned person’s art. Why did this simple kind of painting hold a special place in Asian art history? A short introduction with a Power Point presentation will be given to help you understand and appreciate ink painting, so that you will enjoy the actual painting even more.

We will explore the characteristics of the Asian painting brush, ink and paper; and have a step-by-step lesson where you’ll paint after the instructor’s demonstration in groups of 3 or 4. After you practice making your own painting, you can paint on a paper fan and take it home with you as a souvenir, and also to gracefully cool yourself down like the literati of the olden days!

Instructor : Hwa Hyun Kim

She was born in Seoul, and studied Korean painting and art history in Seoul National University. She received her MFA as a Fulbright Graduate Studies Awardee in Maryland Institute College of Art, and has been exhibiting and working in the U.S. for three years. She also has participated in teaching Korean ink painting at Queens Museum of Art in New York. Currently based in Seoul, she is working as a visual artist and teaching practice art. She recently received her doctorate degree at Seoul National University.


Participants: 15 maximum


  • Non-Members pay an additional fee towards Welfare.
  • Meeting time: 13:30 / Workshop: 14:00-16:00
  • Meeting point will be announced later.