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Workshops for People with Parkinson’s and their Care-partners

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Workshop by the Philadelphia Museum of Art Accessible Programs for People with Parkinson’s Disease and their Care Partners

“Masters of the Brush”  The Art of Japanese Brush Painting


In Japan, there’s a beautiful art form that dates back thousands of years. It’s called sumi-e or Japanese brush painting. This painting method uses dark liquid ink and a natural hair brush to create beautiful, striking monochromatic images.

On the tour, participants will stroll pass a Japanese Tea House and look at examples of Japanese brush paintings, calligraphy, and ancient Asian painting tools.


In the studio, participants will learn about the “Four Gentlemen”, the painting repertoire of the Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum and the Plum and will practice the brush strokes called “flying white”.  After some practice, participants will produce small brush paintings on gold trimmed Shikishi boards.


Workshops are designed for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners and include a 1-hour private guided tour and 2-hour studio experience with 1/2 hour break for lunch. The fee is $10.00 per person. Care partners and personal attendants are admitted free.  Click here for information and to register.

Parking is free of charge.  Classes are limited, so please register early! Contact Accessible Programs at 215.684.7602.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Programs for individuals with Parkinson’s disease are generously supported by The Parkinson Council.


March 8
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Marissa Clark


Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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