Virtual Class: The Four Gentlemen (Introduction to Ink Painting) with Chalice Mitchell
Instructor: Chalice Mitchell
Dates: Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $105; Non-Member: $115
Ages 14+

Learn the basics of traditional ink painting from artist Chalice Mitchell. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in fine arts, Chalice has shown her work internationally in a variety of media. In this course, she distills all that experience to create a step-by-step beginners’ progression that makes ink accessible. She will focus on preparing the materials, mixing the ink, laying out the composition, and the basic brush strokes. Chalice will teach these techniques through the four symbolic plant forms–bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum and plum. Students will leave the weekend workshop with a solid foundation to begin an ink painting journey. Meet over Zoom four times in total:
Saturday, November 7 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.

SUPPLY LIST (Oriental Art Supply Recommendations):

Paper (one of the following):
Sampler $25
Practice Roll $9.50
Moon Palace Roll $12

Ink Stick (one of the following):
Yellow Mountain Pine $15
Shanghai Premium $20
Oil Ink $15

Ink Stone (one of the following):
Suzuri Stone $12
Stone with Lid $15

Brushes (at least one of the following):
Medium Deer Wolf $16
Orchid Bamboo $21 – $31
Flow Brush $15 – $35
Brush Set $35
Flow Brush Set $99

Felt $8 (or from the Fabric store though much less absorbent)

Water Container (any water container will work – I use yogurt containers often!):
Plastic water bowl $10
Porcelain water bowl $25

Any saucer or small dish (white so you can see the ink clearly):
Stackable Porcelain dishes $6.50
Square Porcelain Dish $3.99
Plastic Blossom Plate $3.99

Paper towels
Sense of Humor

To register by phone or email, please contact Erin Kaufman at or 802-367-1306.

November 7 at 10:00 am
10:00 am — 4:00 pm (6h)