sumi ink club is a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by los angeles-based artists sarah rara and luke fischbeck. the club produces work cooperatively in open-to-the-public meetings, which can be organized by anyone at any time. in each of its permutations, sumi ink club uses group drawing as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. sumi ink club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles.
• meetings are free and open to the public of all ages
• everyone uses the same materials (brushes and ink, or equivalent)
• everyone works on the same drawing
• anyone can add to anyone else's drawing
• move around the drawing, don't get stuck in one spot
• don't dilute the ink, blackest black is best
• everyone agrees when the drawing is finished
all images made by sumi ink club belong to the public domain, and can be freely used in any way.
each physical drawing--the piece of paper / wall / window, etc--remains the property of everyone who contributed to its making, to do with as they please.