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Upcoming 2016 Workshops

plum blossom workshop

Ink Painting: Plum Blossom for Beginners
by Sungsook Setton
Fridays, May 6, 13, 27 at 1 PM - 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Ticket Info: $90 (General) / $45 (Students/Seniors) for all three sessions. Fee includes all materials.
Attendance is limited to 30.

Throughout East Asia plum blossoms, as depicted in water-ink painting and poetry, have been well loved. The main reason why the plum is regarded as a symbol of the uprightness of the Confucian gentleman is because it puts down its roots in the frozen ground in spite of the snow and spreads its fragrance, transcending the difficulties and obstacles of a harsh secular world.

The pine tree, bamboo, and plum are known as the “three friends in winter,” are a much admired topic in the traditional literati painting genre. Plum is also known as one of the four gracious plants as a foundation of ink brush painting together with bamboo, orchid and chrysanthemum.

Through the three weeks workshop students will learn the proper use of the brush and watercolors, suitable paper, a wide range of brushstrokes, principles of composition, and the positive use of space, all of which are part of the dynamic nature and spirit of the medium. Emphasis will also be placed on technique, skill and discipline. Through practice, students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of traditional East Asian water-ink art.

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About the Artist

Sungsook Setton is a Korean American artist and calligrapher. She has trained in brush painting and calligraphy under Chinese and Korean masters, and has also studied Western art in Germany, the UK and the United States, obtaining a BA in Studio Art at Stony Brook University and an MFA in interdisciplinary art at Goddard College.

Sungsook’s work has been exhibited in Canada, Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She has received two-dozen awards for her work, including two Best of Show awards at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America. She serves on the faculty of the China Institute and the Art League of Long Island.

 


Past Fall 2015 Workshops

origami workshop

Fabric Origami Techniques
with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Patchwork artist Wonju Seo will teach diverse origami techniques for folding fabric in order to create exciting and beautiful geometric designs influenced by traditional Korean temple door patterns. All origami experience levels are welcome.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

FILM
Between the Folds directed by Vanessa Gould
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Video Gallery

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
12-Card Star Construction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook


dhal puri workshop

The Art of Making Dhal Puri - East Indian Flatbread
with Shakeera Thomas
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Dhal puri is a type of Indian-inspired flatbread that is made in Guyana on the Caribbean coast of South America. The flatbread is stuffed with a seasoned filling of ground split peas. It is made for family and friends during holidays and especially for weddings. Shakeera Thomas will demonstrate the process of using the masala brick, a grinding kitchen tool, to make dhal puri. Participants will have the opportunity to make and knead their own dough that they can take home to bake. Before participants leave, they will have the opportunity to savour homemade dhal puri.

About the Presenter

Shakeera Thomas, Chapter Assistant of United University Professions, Stony Brook University, is an avid gardener, crochet artist and jewelry designer and maker of gourmet hot sauce as well as a talented foodie who has used her grandmother's masala brick to continue five-generations of family tradition in preparing dhal puri. Thomas shares her multifaceted talents and expertise from spearheading an on-campus crochet circle, the Stony Brook Stitchers, that donates its creations to Stony Brook Hospital, to bottling her family recipe hot sauce, which will be in stores soon. The masala brick is one of the featured Objects of Asia currently on exhibit at the Jasmine Gallery.

 


puppet workshop

Trick or Treat: Shadow Puppet Making
with Caroline Borderies & Christian Barthod
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Acclaimed French puppetry artists Caroline Borderies and Christian Barthod will present a hands-on workshop before their performance of Two Tales of Tricksters from Southeast Asia. Participants will be introduced to the mechanics, techniques and history of shadow puppetry, preparing them for a deeper appreciation of the performance to follow.

It’s a great afternoon for kids: Workshop participants will get to make puppets in the shape of traditional Halloween characters such as witches, cats, ghosts, and bats.

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RELATED PROGRAMS

PERFORMANCE
Two Tales of Tricksters from Southeast Asia
Saturday October 24, 2015 at 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre


12 star card workshop

12-Card Star Construction
by George Hart
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make an intricate construction from playing cards. The cards are both slotted and folded, so ideas from both modular origami and modular kirigami are involved. Each participant can take home their own unique construction.

About the Artists

George W. Hart is a research professor at Stony Brook University and an interdisciplinary sculptor, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. His geometric sculpture is recognized around the world for its mathematical depth and creative use of materials. He is a pioneer in using computer technology and 3D printing in the design and fabrication of sculpture. Examples of his artwork can be seen at major universities, such as M.I.T., U.C. Berkeley, Duke University, Princeton University, and Stony Brook University. He is the associate editor for sculpture of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts and is a co-founder of the Museum of Mathematics. Hart holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1977), an M.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University (1979), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1987).

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

FILM
Between the Folds directed by Vanessa Gould
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Video Gallery

WORKSHOP
Fabric Origami Techniques with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM | Session 2: 3:00-4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook


origami retreat

Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31-November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

For fee info, visit www.origamiheaven.org

Complete your Origami Heaven experience with the Origami Heaven Retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn. Participate in workshops and classes on origami and be part of the origami community with artists and folders from around the globe.

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

WORKSHOP
Fabric Origami Techniques with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM | Session 2: 3:00-4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
12-Card Star Construction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 


Past Programs

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