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September 2019

Join Us on Saturday

September 14

from 9:30 to 11:30 am


Arlene Arons


Haiku and Sumi-e 


  Short presentation and hands-on workshop on an ancient art form

There  will be a short presentation and then the participants  write an original haiku poem, and illustrate it in ink wash in sumi-e style

Haiku – (1895 – 1900). A Japanese poem that does not rhyme, having 3 lines consisting of 17 syllables— 5, 7, 5 -Haiku is usually about nature or the seasons

Sumi-e – (5th century) Japanese ink painting. Sumi –India ink +e drawing. Usually landscapes, many include animals, birds and people, done on rice paper or silk. 

An accomplished artist and educator, Arlene has  been totally involved in creating art and teaching art since graduating Brooklyn College MFA.

She studied painting with the artist Will Barnett at the Art Students League in NYC, and anatomy and drawing at the Fleischer Art Memorial in Philadelphia. Classes with noted artists, Jimmy Ernst, Burgoyne Diller and Ad Reinhardt, and workshops with prominent AWS watercolorists, Robert Sakson and Tony Couch have added to knowledge of media and technique. My paintings, pastels and collages have been exhibited in galleries in Philadelphia and New Jersey and recognized with numerous awards and featured artist invitationals.

Ms Arons has taught art in New York City and New Jersey public schools and instructed painting and drawing in adult education and private classes. I currently supervise student teachers as an adjunct professor at Rowan University and present workshops for New Jersey art teachers.

Her professional affiliations include the Center for the Arts of Southern New Jersey, Medford Art Center, Burlington County Art Guild, Willingboro Art Alliance and the New Jersey Pastel Painters Society. 

John F. Kennedy Way

Room 300
Willingboro, NJ 08046