Description: Learn how to meditate and relax while painting the “chi” of nature, as the Buddhist monks called the Chan did a thousand years ago. In this class, Dawn Malosh will teach the traditional meditative eastern approach and style to nature and nature painting. Participants will learn about traditional eastern painting media, such as the bamboo brush, sumi-e ink, rice paper, and suzuri inkwell. There will be many opportunities to connect to the spirit of nature while creating beautiful monochromatic nature scenes and landscapes inspired by Adkins Arboretum. This is a very simple approach to painting, and all artistic levels are welcome.