Sumi-e Ink Wash Painting

Ages 9-16+



Capture the spirit of your subject using simple lines and negative space to discover the art of sumi-e ink wash painting! Practice painting with water on reusable magic paper and then move to painting with ink on practice paper. Finally, set your masterpiece on rice paper and mount it. Don't forget to create a stamp to sign your Japanese-inspired work! Then do it all over again to make 2 inkredible artworks.

Everything needed, from materials to illustrated step-by-step instructions, is included, along with additional art & design ideas and inspiration.


  • Practice painting with water & ink
  • Paint a panda
  • Make a chop stamp
  • Paint your masterpiece
  • DIY more chop stamps


  • Ink Wash Painting
  • Stamp Carving
  • Ink

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