What you'll do
Leave the busy mind behind and experience magical, meditative, fun floating ink on water, and making beautiful prints! Suminagashi paper marbling involves floating ink on water in ringlets, where even the slightest movements in the air create the designs. Dipping paper in the ink produces a record of the moment.A great opportunity to let go of control. Join in to create your own set of practice prints and greeting cards. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Gather at Inscape, the historic former Immigration building and travel through history on a mini tour, to a space to make art. I will demo suminagashi until you understand the rhythm and feel ready to try it, then release you to your own workstation to create your own samples and cards under supervision and instruction. If a meditative experience is wanted, we will play low volume Japanese instrumental music. While the cards are drying, we will tour Inscape and take tea on the courtyard or foyer depending upon the weather. You will take your samples, plus a hand out on the process and history of suminagashi. This location is the gateway to the International district. You can move on to other activities. I'll give you other recommendations for delicious Asian food for lunch or snacks, then you could head east to catch a ball game.
I'm a practising artist who explores art that engages with nature. Suminagashi paper marbling involves floating ink on water in concentric circles, and letting even the slightest movements in the air create the designs, and dipping paper in the ink produces a record of the moment. Join in to create your own set of practice prints and greeting cards. A tour of Inscape history is included as my studio is a historic building, the former INS Building in Seattle's International district, with evidence throughout of its former purpose as an immigration center, with it's stories of the people who made that history, both triumphs of those who became citizens and the sad stories of those who did not. We will visit the courtyard where former detainees signed their name on the wall with sticks and tar.
I'll gladly brew tea, and offer mint water for refreshments along with a nibble of a snack.
Included is the complete setup for your use during this session, including special sumo ink, a pan with water, brushes, a…
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Where you'll be
Inscape's historic building embodies 100 years of immigration history in Seattle. You will visit the foyer installation about the history, the outdoor porches with signatures of immigrant captives, and historic plaques in the building, as well as a studio space for the art making. The building is full of busy, working artists, and on occasion, we may meet other artists. If doors are open, we may be able to visit additional artists in their studi
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Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Guests will need to stand for the suminagashi making, although chairs available for breaks. Also, I have one padded stool that can be used by one guest.
Suminagashi Printmaking in Historic bldg