About this membership
Welcome to ArtBrush Library, a hub for learning about the history of Japanese ink painting, created to assist in expanding your knowledge and appreciation of this traditional process.
The library is a growing source of writings and essays, covering a range of subjects including tools, materials, ink masters, contemplative notes for the artist, viewing paintings and exploring ink painting within Japanese art history. Plus, there are a selection of Hebrew writings available. Please see included writings in the content section below.
ArtBrush Library will continue to grow with new material, so be sure to visit often to harness this tool within your ink painting journey. All of the material on the library is downloadable, allowing you to print and create your own reference book at home.
''Study as if you never could get enough of it, as if you were afraid something might just get away from you'' - Confucius
Insight to ArtBrush Library content
Meet your teacher
Talia Lehavi is an artist, a practitioner and a teacher of traditional Japanese ink painting. Following years of teaching, her love and passion for this artistic medium has now prompted her to create ArtBrush - online school for the studies of Japanese ink painting. The school is designed for students of all levels, from around the world, who are excited to learn, explore and discover the joy of ink painting and its many facets.
What our students say about their experience
Talia’s ArtBrush online school guides its students onto a soulful journey into the realms of traditional Japanese ink painting. It is a unique combination between the disciplined perfection of the inner discourse of the hand, brush and ink, with an opportunity for new horizons as well as deep and spontaneous individual insights.
— Tsipi W. Art Historian
As a beginner in Japanese Ink Painting, Talia's approach to teaching made me feel completely comfortable. I have learnt so much about the history, processes and application of Ink Painting and cannot wait to continue pursuing my newfound skill set even further. I would recommend ArtBrush to everyone, no matter of capability, it's a truly unique school which allows for dedicated and encouraging learning.
— Holly G. Artist
Very detailed and informative course ! I have always been an admirer of Asian traditional painting and this course provided me of an insider's look of this magic world. With the help of Talia and the ARTBRUSH online courses, I have managed to learn, exercise and master special brushwork techniques otherwise unaccesible to me. I also got an overall understanding of the aesthetics around this beautiful world of ink painting.
I totally recommend this!
— Olympia T. Artist & Writer
Included in this membership
ArtBrush library - Resources for the ink painter practitioner
Welcome to the Library
Mindful Notes for the Artist
Learning Japanese Ink Painting — Introduction
The Six Canons of Brush Painting
Avoiding the Banal
4 Essential Japanese Ink Painting Tutorials
What Makes a Painting Original ?
How to Make a Line with Ink ?
How to Make a Simple Line?
Mastering the Power of Ink and Brush - Richard Weihe/ Shih-T'ao
Learn From the Pine - Matsuo Bashō
Understand your Tools and Materials
Ink 墨 'sumi'
Ink Stone 硯 'suzuri'
Paper 紙 'kami'
Brush 筆 'fude'
Water-Droppers 水滴 'suiteki'
seal 判子 'hanko'
Japanese Watercolours 水彩 'suisai'
How to Care for Your Tools and Materials
Mounting Your Ink Painting
How to Mount Your Painting
How to Look at a Japanese Ink Painting
Promo - Haiga (0:17)
Haiga - Painted Poetry or Poetic Painting
Promo - The Great Dream (0:22)
The great Dream - Looking at One Zen Ink Painting
Promo - Footprints of Enlightenment (0:16)
Footprints of Enlightenment - The ink Painting of Zen master Hakuin
Promo - Nagasawa Rosetsu (0:18)
Nagasawa Rosetsu -18th C. Eccentric Master of Ink
The Visual Language of Ink Dragons in Japanese Art of the Edo Period
A Crab Woodblock Print
1. Wabi-Sabi and the Practice of Ink Painting
Structure of the Writing System - Introduction
Types of Script
Outline Structure of Characters
Pictures of Ink and Water 水 墨 画 'sui boku ga' - Calligraphy Practice Sample (with video)
Notes for Your Calligraphy Practice
Water 水 'sui' - Worksheet
Ink 墨 'boku' - Worksheet
Picture 画 'ga' - Worksheet
Pictures of Ink and Water 水 墨 画 'sui boku ga' - How to do (0:57)
Calligraphy Net for Practice - Print and use under your practice paper
52 Books Recommended
Japanese art history / Japanese ink painting /Masters of ink / Calligraphy / About art and aesthetic / Being an artist / Hebrew
22 Museum Collections of Japanese Art from Around the World
12 Soureces for Tools and Materials
ספרית בית הספר ׳אמנות המכחול׳
ברוכים הבאים לספריה
הכרות עם ציודי ציור דיו יפני
ארבעת האוצרות של ציור דיו
דיו יפני - סוּמי - הקדמה
חותמות בציור דיו מסורתי - הקדמה ודוגמאות
איך לתחזק את ׳ארבעת אוצרות הציור׳
הערות חשובות לאמן ציור הדיו
לימוד ציור דיו - הקדמה
שִשה העיקרים של ציור דיו
התמחות בעֹצמת דיו ומכחול
לִמדי מהאוֹרן - מצוּאוֹ בַּאשוֹ
הנחיות למתיחת הציור שלך
מבנה מערכת הכתב - הקדמה
מתווה המבנה הפנימי של סימניות
׳תמונות דיו ומים׳ - סוּאִי-בּוֹקוּ-גָה - אימון
קליגרפיה יפנית - הערות לאימון
׳סוּאִי׳ - מים - דף עבודה
׳בּוֹקוּ׳ - דיו - דף עבודה
׳גָה׳ - תמונה - דף עבודה
׳סוּאִי-בּוֹקוּ-גָה׳ -תמונות דיו ומים - וידאו קליגרפיה (0:57)
רשת רקע לאימון סימניות קלגרפיה - להדפיס ולהניח מאחורי דף האימון
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