Asian traditional color painting is very important genre along with Ink painting tradition in Asia. While Ink painting is spontaneous, impulsive and expressive, Color painting is articulated, planned and deliberately drawn layer by layer. It uses water-based materials such as wash and pigments with rabbit skin glue. However how to apply the materials are totally different from Western watercolor. Participants will learn how to use these materials and technique to enter into a whole different realm of creating process. We will use visual languages from Minhwa, Korean Folk Painting to begin with and then apply these techniques to develop your own creative painting.
Seongmin Ahn is a Korean born artist who is living and working in New York. She received her BFA and MFA in Asian traditional painting from Seoul National University and then the second MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a two times recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant and the first prize from AHL foundation competition. Her works have been reviewed on Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, NY Arts magazine, Baltimore Sun, Plain Dealer and others. She had exhibited nationally and internationally. She has taught and lead workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Asia Society and Korean Cultural Service specializing in Asian art.