Sumi-e Painting Scroll Project
After LOTS of practice with Sumi-e techniques about 3-4 classes (see Sumi-e Lesson 1 and Lesson 2), students began their final project-a Sumi-e Painting Scroll. Because of working with India ink, this lesson lends itself well to reviewing or learning about values & practicing making different values with our “dirty water”. This lesson can successfully be done with upper elementary through High School Art (I’ve done it with 4th-12th grades). Add an Artist Seal or Chop.
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of Sumi-e techniques by creating a traditional Sumi-e scroll.
On sheet of paper, use Sumi-e techniques to Paint:
- One Animal (dragon, panda, tiger, cat, etc.)- can draw in pencil first, I allowed students to use a small round brush to paint the outline of their animals
- Bamboo-Loading Brush Using 2 values of ink
- Your Name in Chinese (can use Sharpie or ink): Name Translator (FIXED New Link)
- Include your Red Artist’s Seal – Chop (Lesson!)
- Mount scroll onto red paper.
- Stamping: we used gold & black stamp pads & stamps with Asian designs (that I made) to add interesting pattern to the red paper.
Add 2 Values of bamboo & ground
Add Whimsical Clouds
Add strips of red paper to the sides
Write name in Chinese
Students write their name in Chinese
8th Grade Art
8th Grade Art
Middle School Examples:
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