Painting Webinar:WABI SABI
LIVE on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 11 am Pacific.
The session's recording will be available anytime thereafter.
- 3-hour session (2h painting; 1h critique).
- Remote. Join from anywhere.
- Open to all abilities and experience.
- Guided instruction and feedback provided.
- Feature your artwork in our Roofless Gallery.
Inspiration video: https://youtu.be/KBT24HDR1vg
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WABI SABI - Collection Essay
Wabi Sabi is a traditional Japanese aesthetic concept that is often considered one of the oldest manifestations of minimalism in art. It refers to finding and appreciating the beauty in the impermanent, the imperfect, the rustic, and the melancholic. It derives not from the love of invincibility, youth, and flawlessness but from the respect for what is passing, fragile, slightly broken, and modest. Things are more beautiful when they bare the mark of time. A trickle of glaze or a beautifully repaired crack on a piece of pottery are appreciated rather than made invisible. Wisdom comes from making peace with our transitory, imperfect, and unheroic nature.
The Wabi Sabi philosophy believes that everything is destined to break at some point in time. Brokenness, however, is not seen as a negative. Imperfections hide the potential of always becoming something new. The markings of age are a reminder of resilience, individuality, and strength and are deserving of visibility.
Wabi Sabi represents the opposite of the concept of use and disposal. It is through repairing what broke that we can make ourselves whole again.
We’re painting a wabi-sabi-looking pot for this collection.
- Painting premise: Still Life.
- Props: a pot that is hand-made, cracked, broken, or shows signs of aging.
- Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
- Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.