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Korean Painting Series -Drawing an Orchid (English spoken) Thursday from 15:30-18:00 h (4 lessons) - start 23 May

Traditional Korean painting is a treasure of symbolism and profound meaning, particularly in its ability to encapsulate the essence of various seasons and spiritual concepts through art. Our journey into this rich tradition begins with Sagunja, or the Four Scholars-Four Plants Painting, serving as our foundation in understanding Korean art. Originating from the writings of scholars, Sagunja transformed their calligraphic prowess into visual representations symbolizing both the season and spirit. In our class, we embark on this practice by drawing an Orchid, a symbol of fragrance. Furthermore, we delve into the Oriental orchid, cherished by Confucius himself, This exploration adds a ‘summer special’ touch, enriching our understanding of this revered scholar's affinity for nature's mysteries, elegantly portrayed on a traditional Korean fan. Engaging in Sagunja practice offers a harmonious fusion of poetry, calligraphy, and visual artistry. Join us in this captivating journey as we unlock the beauty and depth of traditional Korean painting, one stroke at a time. The course is divided into 4 workshops of 2.5 hours: lesson 1. Learning of The Story of Orchid in Korean Painting: Practice various lines related to Orchid lesson 2. Practice Flower Petals & combine them with leaves lesson 3. Practice Ink and color & outline vs. one stroke lesson 4. Final Work on the Korean Fan Materials are present during the lessons. For practicing at home you have to buy the materials yourself. You can ask the teacher for advice about the materials. Teacher Kelly Jang Education: Ph.D. study in Oriental Painting and Philosophy at the Graduate School of Hongik University in Seoul, Korea—the professional artist with 19 solo exhibitions in Korea and Europe. In 2021, she started her Korean painting studio in Amsterdam. Also, she offers Korean Painting workshops all over The Netherlands, for instance, Kunstinstituut Melly, at Leiden University, and the Korean Culture Festival by the Korean Embassy. More about Kelly: https://www.studiok-art.nl/our-instructors

May 23, 2024

LAKcursussen Maaike Schoneveld, Lipsius