Washi-E Art

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Yoko Mulligan, Phone: 4784 2302 Email: shikibu5@gmail.com

Penrith School of Arts – Room 2

Wednesday: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Weekly: Commencing 1 February

Washi-E Art is the art of creating pictures using handmade natural Japanese papers. The papers are laid up on a base paper sometimes in layers; the effect is somewhat similar to water colour painting. A wide variety of subjects are covered including landscapes, plants and animals. Students find the traditional method relaxing and calming and gain an appreciable insight into Japanese culture. The whole concept can perhaps be summed up in the Japanese phrase, “Wabi Sabi”, the art of simple elegance.