Sumi-e Brush Painting and Japanese Haiku Workshop

Sumi-e Brush Painting and Japanese Haiku Workshop

Combine the joy of brush and pen as you let your spirit return to the simplicity of nature. Asian brush painting is a painting method that is simple and elegant and requires no experience. Participants will learn how to paint with a sumi-e brush and create simple ink paintings inspired by nature. This art experience helps participants celebrate the beauty of nature in a fun, creative, and meaningful way.  Participants will learn how to compose Japanese Haiku poetry that is simple, minimalistic, and visual. Gundlach has developed fun and easy techniques to help participants create haiku poetry and Asian ink paintings that are expressive and lovely.

To sign up for this workshop or for more information, contact Rosalind Martin at (865) 523-6349 or email

Saturday, October 7 • 10am-1pm
Members: $35 | Non-members: $45

Annamaria Gundlach is a professional artist, a teaching artist, and a rostered artist with the Tennessee Arts Commission.  She has a specialty in clay hand-building and figurative sculpture. She also teaches various visual art mediums such as painting and collage.  She is an arts integration specialist who loves to weave poetry and creative writing into her workshops.  She teaches all levels from preschool to adults.  She developed a hands-on arts integration multi-sensory phonics program for early learners.  Additionally, as an outreach artist for the Knoxville Museum and a trained memory care artist with the Tennessee Arts Commission, she has developed Memory Care workshops for older learners.  Her workshops encourage creativity and make learning fun.  She loves sharing the joy of art.  She encourages self-expression which gives participants confidence to create their own art. She believes that everyone is creative regardless of age or skill. Gundlach is a professional artist who exhibits and sells her artworks.

This project is supported in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance, and by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S Department of Treasury.

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