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Creative Connections: Family Art Night
Creative Connections: Family Art Night

Sat, Jan 28


White Rabbit Galleries

Creative Connections: Family Art Night

Join us for Creative Connections: Family Art Night - Introduction to Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting with instructor, Tom Suppan. Pre-registration required. No experience necessary. Sponsored by Barberton Community Foundation.

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Time & Location

Jan 28, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

White Rabbit Galleries, 571 W Tuscarawas Ave, Barberton, OH 44203, USA


About the event

Japanese ink painting, or sumi-e, is the embodiment of Japanese aesthetics. Using just simple black ink and carefully curated white space, sumi-e captures the timeless beauty and complexity of the natural world.  Use bamboo brushes and black ink to learn and create a painting of bamboo with leaves using two techniques, lily pads with and without flower blooms and koi fish.  We will also learn to combine these elements into a pleasing composition and if time allows, add watercolor!  This is an introductory class and no skills or knowledge of the subject are necessary to participate.  The class is all about having fun while being creative and learning a new skill.

First 20 paid participants will each receive a Sumi-e brush and ink kit in a beautiful display box with all you need to get started.  The instructor will be supplying good quality paper as well as practice newsprint for the class and to take home.

Class Fee: $5 per participant, $15 cap per *family.  Pre-registration is required.

Class Size: Maximum 25 participants

Class Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm.  Refreshments provided.

Recommended for ages 8 & up.  

What is Creative Connections: Family Art Night?

This year White Rabbit Galleries is pleased to host a monthly series of art classes and instruction geared towards providing arts education to our community while also arranging a time for families, friends, and neighbors to spend time together in an engaging activity.  Instruction, supplies, and refreshments are provided for this event, with opportunities to receive supplies to take home to continue creating work.  Each Creative Connections class will cover a different medium of art and technique to maximize creativity and challenge. Participants can sign up for specific classes as they become available and are not required to attend every class. This program is made possible through funding provided by the Barberton Community Foundation.

When will the Creative Connections classes be held?

Our Creative Connections series will be held on every 4th Saturday of the month from 4:30pm-7:00pm.

Who is allowed to participate in the Creative Connections classes?

Anyone!  You do not need to bring a family member or a child to attend the class.  Attend the class with a friend or by yourself.  Participants under the age of 14 must have a guardian present. These classes are recommended for children ages 8 & up and adults.

*How do I take advantage of the $15 per family fee cap and what is considered a "family"?

Families are encouraged to participate in our Creative Connections classes together.  A "family" consists of children and their parents/guardians.  A group of friends participating in the class together is not considered a family.  The $15 per family fee cap is for families of 3 or more participants.  Ex. Two parents/guardians and two children will pay $15 instead of $20.  

To take advantage of our family option select the "Family (min. 3 participants)" option under "Tickets". (Select "View more price options" if Family ticket is not visible.)  Select one ticket in the quantity tab, select "Checkout". List the number of participants when prompted. Complete checkout process.

Can I register in person instead of online?

Yes.  Registrations can be completed at White Rabbit Galleries.  We are located at 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave. in Barberton, Ohio.  Public Hours: Th-Fr 4pm-7pm and Sat 11am-7pm.  Registrations cannot be completed over the phone at this time.  Tickets to the event are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

About the instructor:

Mr. Suppan is in his 29th year of art instruction.

BFA – Drawing

BA – Art education

MA – Education

2 year Board Member of White Rabbit Galleries


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