Training of Tch'an and Sumie ink painting
with Robert Faure
Dates and place
From thursday 15th to satruday 17th February 2018
- The Ark of Saint-Antoine - Isère/FRANCE -
has been practicing the Tch'an and Sumi-e art since 1985 under the guidance of a Chinese master. He organises courses throughout France and Europe.
His book "L'Esprit du Geste" (Spirit of the brushstroke) was published by the "Editions du Chêne" constitutes a clear and concise basis for learning tch'an and sumie painting. It offers great personal creativity, more interior and spiritual approach related to the traditions of China and Japan. This teaching allows a just adaptation of our Western perception of Art.
In July 2006 in Savoie and june 2011 in south of France, he organized the First and second, International meeting of painting and calligraphy by inviting painters from China and from Japan.
He has been the first western painter to exhibit his work in the Beijing Rong Bao Zhai gallery in may 2013.
Next june 2014 he will exhibit at the Museum of the Fine Arts Academy of Hangzhou.
Robert FAURE' s teaching is based both on the acquiring techniques and on a more interior and spiritual approach related to the traditions of China and Japan. This teaching allows a just adaptation of our Western perception of Art
This training course is addressed to both beginners, attentive to entering into the 'spirit of the gesture' as to confirmed painters.
Topics of the training
For the beginners, the "gentleman" studied for year 2016-2017 will be the Orchidee
For the advanced and confirmed painters, the themes recover the techniques of the Orchidee (level 4 and 5), lotuses, trees and according to their technical level the landscapes.
The training will begin at 9.30am the first morning. You have to be in the room at 9.15am.
Information about other schedules will be given the first day
Material for painting
If you are a beginner and in order to avoid a difficult learning due to a poor quality of material, we ask for the following material* :
- 50 pieces of exercice paper
- 50 pieces of Xuan craft paper
- a bottle of black ink from Takamatsu of from China,
- a felt,
- 3 brushes : large, medium and small.
* Please see the boutique of our website www.art-zen.com or contact us
Place of the training
Hospitality is provided by a community whose aim is to live a life based on the principles of non-violence, and of which hospitality is the vocation and main activity.
The Community of the Ark was founded in 1948 by Lanza del Vasto, after his meetings with Gandhi. Single people and couples choose to live together a life based on work, simple needs, conciliation and reconciliation, prayer and spiritual development, as well as song, dance and celebration. They also participate in action for justice or for peace, in co-operation with other groups working in the field of non-violence.
The community of the Ark of Saint Antoine was founded in 1987. It occupies part of the building of the former Abbey of St Antoine, a listed building, in the beautiful mediaeval village of St. Antoine l'Abbaye.
The rooms are spread out on 4 floors: there are a few single rooms and 28 rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people sharing.
Rates of the training : 360 euros per person
Supplement for fullboard accommodation
To register, please send the registration form hereunder together with 2 cheques of 180euros each.
The first cheque will be endorsed one month before the training course, the second one the week before the training course.
For cancellation conditions, please consult the heading Teaching/methods.