Tell me and I will forget;
Show me and I may remember;
Involve me and I will understand.
-Confucius (450 BCE)
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) http://www.chinese-tools.com/names
- 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.
8th Grade ART Sumi-e Scrolls
Other India Ink Projects or Lessons:
Beyond the Border Art Lesson (Watercolor & Ink)
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