In this lesson, Simon Klein introduced us to ink painting with Bamboo sticks. “Ink wash painting”, also known as “literati painting” is an East Asian form of brush painting. It originated in China and was only practised by educated scholar-gentlemen.

Simon taught us how to use the bamboo stick to create marks and texture on the page. This would then eventually form a fully developed piece of art.

He handed out an onion to each person and told us to use the direction of light to our advantage. This is so that the monochromatic drawing will have depth and shape, and thus it conveying a three-dimensional object.

Furthermore, we had to annotate the painting after we had completed it to the best of our ability. This was to show our understanding of the information and key points we were given.