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Bob Schmitt: One Stroke Makes a Painting: Enso & Other Zen Paintings

  • Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)

(It is free to attend this program, but there is $5.00 supply fee. Visitors are welcome to attend to see if they would like to join our guild. For more info, please follow this link. The actual program begins at 1:00, but you are invited to join us at 12:30 for a social time during which you can visit the library table, the demo corner, the Show and Share table, and have refreshments.)

Brush painter Bob Schmitt will share his process in creating 16 paintings paired with original Chinese calligraphy inspired by traditional Zen artists and teachers. This will be a hands-on experience for attendees. Bob will invite us to try our hand at painting one stroke enso (Japanese for circle). A fun, eye-opening, heart-touching presentation is guaranteed.

Bob Schmitt

Bob Schmitt

Supplies: We will BORROW Bob’s supply of brushes and other tools. Please bring $5.00 to cover the cost of “consumables” such as paper, ink and paint, also supplied by Bob.

About Bob Schmitt

Bob Schmitt is a student and teacher of Chinese calligraphy and painting. He is also a practicing Quaker. He lives, paints and teaches from his little yellow cottage, Laughing Waters Studio, just blocks from Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis. He began brush painting as a 12-year-old watching public TV. He has practiced all his life, and studies weekly with a Chinese painting master now and for the last 20+ years.

Demo Corner: “Busier than a bee” barely comes close to describing the creative activities of Barb Makela. Always exploring new ground, Barb will demonstrate an embossing technique. She calls it “Mini Art in a Minit.” Stop by the demo corner, hang around there for just a minute, and walk away with a “make & take” of your very own.