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Studio Workshop

Ink Painting: Traditional Techniques and Experiments

Brush up close to a painting practice rooted in control, meditation, and letting go. Over three sessions (February 9, 16, and 23), create a series of 3–4 works on paper that embrace the symbolic, narrative, and conceptual potentials of ink painting. Trained in traditional Chinese painting, artist Victoria Chang takes you through the methodologies behind bamboo brushes, master copying, and calligraphy-based painting techniques. After exploring these traditions, artist and educator Michelle Hagewood leads two sessions focused on using ink wash, experimental tools, and gestural techniques inspired by the special exhibition Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China.

This workshop meets in the Met's galleries and studios. Participants must be 18 or older. All levels welcome. Space is limited. Purchase tickets below or at the Great Hall box office. Registration ends at noon on the Tuesday before the first day of the course. For more information, email studioprograms@metmuseum.org or call 212-570-3961 to receive information about student pricing.

Instructors: Michelle Hagewood and Victoria Chang

Michelle Hagewood is an artist and full-time educator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has exhibited her paintings and installations nationally and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. At the Met, Hagewood oversees Studio Programs where she collaborates with contemporary artists and educators to connect today's practices to those of the past.

Victoria Chang is a mixed-media visual artist who specializes in contemporary abstract art. Chang has been trained in Chinese painting and calligraphy, and holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia, a post-baccalaureate certificate from Brandeis University, and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Chang's teaching experiences include courses at Pratt Institute, the Noguchi Museum, and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Chicago, New York, and Vancouver.

$195 for the three-session workshop, plus $20 for materials. Fee includes Museum admission. Limited student discounts available.

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