The Four Noble Ones is a comprehensive foundation course which provides students with an in-depth learning experience in Japanese ink painting. This course will give you the opportunity to develop your skill-set while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for the traditional process of ink painting.
In this course, you’ll learn how to paint bamboo, plum blossom, wild orchids and chrysanthemum, this array of subjects allowing for an extensive study. Throughout the course, you will experiment with using ink, colour and a range of compositions to create your own ink paintings.
IN THIS COURSE, YOU WILL:
✥ Learn how to prepare your work-space
✥ Learn how to hold the brush and make your own ink
✥ Exercise the brush to make fluent lines
✥ Practice Japanese calligraphy
✥ Learn step-by-step how to paint wild orchids, bamboo, chrysanthemum and plum-blossom
✥ Use Japanese watercolours
✥ Create your very own beautiful ink paintings
✥ Deepen your experience of the meditative nature of ink painting
THE COURSE ALSO INCLUDES:
✥ Tools and materials check-list
✥ Downloadable PDF worksheet to accompany each lesson
✥ Xtra compositions for you to practice in your own time
Upon completion of your foundation course you will become confident with using the Japanese brush, ink and paper, ready to paint many other beautiful subjects. You will understand and appreciate the value of this practice within the tradition of Japanese art history, and will find it an open gate for your own creative journey.
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF:
✥ You want to learn the foundation of how to create beautiful ink painting using traditional Japanese brushes, ink and paper.
✥ You may not have previous experience, but are excited to explore and learn a new way of painting.✥ You love the way of Japanese ink painting and wish to practice further, explore and develop your skills and abilities.
StartIntroduction on painting wild orchids (1:40)
StartBrush practice - 'thin - thick - thin' (2:28)
StartPainting wild orchid leaves (1:31)
StartCalligraphy practice -HEART 心 'shin/kokoro' (3:19)
StartPainting wild orchid flowers (4:36)
StartCommon mistakes (3:15)
StartCreate your own painting - Composition I (3:47)
StartWild orchid flower stem (3:06)
StartGroup of wild orchid leaves (3:52)
StartCreate your own painting - Composition II - Ink & colour (7:38)
StartWild orchid colour flower stem (10:20)
StartSoul meditation - Elegance (0:29)
StartCreate your own painting - Composition III - Colour (5:28)
StartWild orchids - Outro (0:45)
Start3 additional compositions for you to practice in your own time
Talia is an artist, a practitioner and a teacher of traditional Japanese ink painting. Following years of teaching, her love and passion for this artistic medium has now prompted her to create ArtBrush - online school for the studies of Japanese ink painting. The school is designed for students of all levels, from around the world, who are excited to learn, explore and discover the joy of ink painting and its many facets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Very detailed and informative course ! I have always been an admirer of Asian traditional painting and this course provided me of an insider's look of this magic world. With the help of Talia and the ARTBRUSH online courses, I have managed to learn, exercise and master special brushwork techniques otherwise unaccesible to me. I also got an overall understanding of the aesthetics around this beautiful world of ink painting.
I totally recommend this!
— Olympia T. Artist & Writer
As a beginner in Japanese Ink Painting, Talia's approach to teaching made me feel completely comfortable. I have learnt so much about the history, processes and application of Ink Painting and cannot wait to continue pursuing my newfound skill set even further. I would recommend ArtBrush to everyone, no matter of capability, it's a truly unique school which allows for dedicated and encouraging learning.
— Holly G. Artist
Talia’s ArtBrush online school guides its students onto a soulful journey into the realms of traditional Japanese ink painting. It is a unique combination between the disciplined perfection of the inner discourse of the hand, brush and ink, with an opportunity for new horizons as well as deep and spontaneous individual insights.
— Tsipi W. Art Historian