Porthmeor Art Collective  - Suminagashi 

Mixed Media - Materials included

For young artists aged 11-16, this group helps young people connect with their creativity and get to know contemporary art practices.  

Suminagashi Emma Saffy Sunday Club

Work with Emma Saffy Wilson, to discover the unique Japanese art of Suminagashi, the art of painting on water. Using ink (sumi) that floats (nagashi) on water this ancient technique has been used to create beautiful papers for paintings, calligraphy and print.  

 Emma will guide you through the simple, gentle process and encourage you to mindfully experiment with pattern, form and colour to make a number of Suminagashi prints. You will then be given the opportunity to freely work on top of your prints using watercolour, pastel and pencil highlighting some of the abstract shapes within your work. 

We are happy to continue offering limited FREE Scholarship places for those on low income. Please contact Cat Lee Youth Arts Manager for a Scholarship application form to apply  [email protected]

Porthmeor Art Collective  – Suminagashi 

Mixed Media – Materials included

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What to Bring

Our studios are fully equipped and we provide you with all the art materials you need for your workshop so just bring yourself and lots of enthusiasm!

The class will be held in the ground floor studio at the School of Painting.

Timings & Breaks

The workshops start at 2pm and finish at 4pm. We will have a comfort break in the middle and provide squash or water for the children.

Children will need to be aware of social distancing and sanitise regularly.

Meet Your Tutors

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Emma Saffy Wilson

Emma Saffy Wilson

Saffy studied Multi Media at Plymouth College of Arts and Studio Ceramics at Falmouth. She is intrigued by natural raw materials and has been exploring soil and mould in her practice, looking at context and how that changes the ‘value’ of artworks, aswell as traditional Japanese printing techniques.

She has worked as a freelance community artist since graduating in 2000, delivering arts projects in a variety of settings, from galleries and colleges to more community-based settings.  She enjoys working with her groups at Carefree and Trelya to encourage disengaged young people who would not normally engage with the arts to develop their creative skills.

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