Training of Tch'an and Sumie ink painting
with Robert FAURE
From tuesday 10th to saturday 14th July 2018
Arche Saint-Antoine - Isère/FRANCE
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.
Robert FAURE 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 with his wife Christiane the First and second, International meeting of painting and calligraphy by inviting painters from China and from Japan.
In may 2013, he has been the first western painter to be exhibited at the famous Rong Bao Zhai gallery.
In june 2014 he has exhibited at the Museum of the Fine Arts Academy of Hangzhou
In June 2014 Robert Faure has created and opened the International tch'an and sumie ink painting Academy
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 2018 will be the Bamboo
For the advanced and confirmed painters, the themes recover the techniques of the Bamboo (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 9.00am.
The training will finish at 4.30pm the last day.
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* :
- 100 pieces of exercice paper
- 100 pieces of Xuan artisanal paper,
- a bottle of black ink from Japan or China
- a felt,
- brushes 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 for the workshop
Rate for a registration up to 31st mars: 460 euros per person
Rate for a registration from 1st avril : 490 euros per person
Room and full board in supplement
To register, please send the registration form hereunder together with 2 cheques of 230 euros each. The first cheque will be endorsed 2 months before the training course, the second one, one month before the training course.
Cancellation conditions will be sent with the confirmation form.