Welcome to my online workshop

I've converted my workshops into online learning. The painting process is broken down into easy-to-follow videos where you can pause, go practice, and watch again.

  • Online Access

    Unlimited online access of workshop content for enrolled students for two years.

  • Live Q&A

    Monthly virtual meeting via Zoom to answer questions for students with active workshop enrollment.

  • Artwork Critique

    Up to 3 pieces of artwork per workshop for students with active workshop enrollment.

Meet Joan

Joan Lok

I have been teaching sumi-e workshops for over 20 years. My art is a fusion of old and new, east and west, and the balancing play of yin and yang (positive and negative forces) to link Asian tradition to an adventurous, modern viewpoint. I am excited to share my favorite way of using expressive brushwork with you. Joan served as the President of the Sumi-e Society of America for 10 years, and taught Asian America Arts at the University of Maryland. Her book "Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers" is a best-seller in English, Spanish, Italian, French and Dutch. Joan has received awards from art competitions in the United States, Canada, and Japan. She resides in Maryland, USA.