Glenview Art League

A Community Organization

Monthly Demo Meetings


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
for a Suminagashi Demonstration with
Pamela Martinez.

Pamela will be demonstrate Suminagashi. Suminagashi translated means floating black ink. It is the ancient meditative Japanese practice of gently floating pigments on the surface of water with a brush and then capturing the mono print image on an absorbent paper.  Learn historical background and be introduced to the time honored technique and artistic possibilities.

Pamela Martinez has been teaching, studying and practicing Suminagashi, which is the ancient art of marbling, for over ten years. She is a member of the Sumi-E Society and provides Suminagashi instruction at the Botanic Garden in Glencoe, workshops for the Sumi-E Society, Gilda’s Club and as well as individual lessons. She believes the spiritual practice of Suminagashi teaches the importance of self-expression, provides the mystery of an undetermined result and includes the use of various techniques to challenge the imagination.

The Glenview Art League is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization advancing the study and development of fine art in the community. GAL has been serving the needs of the Glenview-area artists for over 60 Years.GAL’s  Monthly Demo Meetings are held at the Glenview Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025 on the  first Tuesday of September, October and November of 2018 (there are no meetings in December or January 2019), and February, March, May, September, October and November of 2019 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Meetings are FREE and open to the public. This event is ADA accessible.

Examples of Art from Past Demonstrations!