Institut Robert Faure

Ch'an and Sumi-e painting
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18th to 22nd july 2022

Training of Tch'an and Sumie ink painting
by Robert Faure


Dates and place

Monday 18th to friday 22nd july 2022
- Centre Missionnaire Saint-Jacques / Landivisiau (Finistère) -


Robert Faure
has been practicing the Tch'an and Sumi-e art since 1985 under the guidance of a Chinese master. He organises courses throughout France and Europe.
His book "L'Esprit du Geste" (Spirit of the brushstroke) was published by the "Editions du Chêne" constitutes a clear and concise basis for learning tch'an and sumie painting. It offers  great personal creativity, more interior and spiritual approach related to the traditions of China and Japan. This teaching allows a just adaptation of our Western perception of Art.

In July 2006 in Savoie and in june 2011 in south of France, he organized the First and second International meeting of painting and calligraphy by inviting painters from China, Japan, Taïwan, Mongolie, Corea and Europe.

In may 2013, he has been the first western painter to be exhibited at the famous Rong Bao Zhai gallery.
In june 2014 he has exhibited at the Museum of the Fine Arts Academy of Hangzhou

In 2014 Robert Faure has created and opened the International Academy of tch'an and sumie painting

Robert FAURE' s teaching is based both on the acquiring techniques and on a more interior and spiritual approach related to the traditions of China and Japan. This teaching allows a just adaptation of our Western perception of Art

This training course is addressed to both beginners, attentive to entering into the 'spirit of the gesture' as to confirmed painters.

Topics of the training
For the beginners, the "gentleman" studied for year 2022 will be the Bamboo

For the advanced and confirmed painters, the themes recover the techniques of the Bamboo (level 4 and 5), lotuses, trees and according to their technical level the landscapes.

The training will begin at 9.30am the first morning. 
The training will finish around 4.00pm the last day.
Information about other schedules will be given the first day

Material for painting
If you are a beginner and in order to avoid a difficult learning due to a poor quality of material, we ask exclusively for the following material* :
- 100 pieces of exercice paper
- 50 pieces of Xuan artisanal paper
- a bottle of black ink from Japan or China,
- a felt,
- 2 brushes medium and small
*please see the boutique of our website or contact us

Place of the training
Opened in 1967 in buildings of the Seminary St. Jacques, owned by the Society of the Priests of Saint- Jacques, the center offers a privileged framework rest with its 19 hectare park, conducive to meditation, ideal for leisure, relaxation .

Many woodlands, lawns, flowerbeds and rock gardens, picnic areas picnic, bowling, relaxing, hiking trails, creek, landscaped ponds, vegetable garden, orchard, fruit, fold, orangery. 

 you will have time to leisurely stroll in the park, breathe the lapping of water flowing, sit quietly and ask you at the lakes or in landscaped gardens , with stone stools, in the woods.

You can also join the small community of priests for times of prayer. Or find yourself alone / only in one or other of the great oratory or chapel, depending on the season.

Among the enclosures, there are those of Guimiliau and Saint-Thegonnec, Lampaul-Guimiliau Sizun and you can visit relatively quickly, given their proximity to the Saint Jacques Missionary Center.

The Saint Jacques Missionary Center, you are between mountains and sea. A few kilometers away is the Mount Arre and surroundings, dressed in the colors of the seasons. From there you may be subject to the pleasantly undulating territory of the region. Towards the sea, Roscoff and, in its extension, the Isle of Wight you invited ent to set foot in the water, or a boat trip. Among others, a beautiful lighthouse awaits.

The Saint-Jacques Center offers all the facilities :
36 rooms with shower & WC
- Internet access
- Access the disabled
- disabled access on the ground floor
- TV- lounge reading
- view of the park or gardens

2021 Rates for a room  :
43 euros per day on half-board in a single room
54 euros per day on full-board in a single room

Rate per person  : 500 euros
Room and full board in supplement

To register, please send the registration form hereunder together with 2 cheques of  250 euros each in the name of "Institut Robert Faure".

For any registration in june, please send 1 cheque of 500 euros

Cancellation conditions will be sent with the confirmation form.



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