Thursday, August 3, 2023

Live workshop with painting demonstrations, step-by-step instructions, practice time, and constructive suggestions.

  • Eastern Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Central Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Mountain Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Pacific Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Supply List

Sized Rice Paper is needed for Tarashikomi

You can use any paper to practice the features of a legendary dragon (raw or sized rice paper, even drawing paper), a fine sumi-e brush but a black marker will do if you are not used to holding a fine brush for the practice, a medium soft brush, sumi-e Ink, sized rice paper for tarashikomi. Watercolors – Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Indigo, White Gouache (Opaque White) , small dishes/plates or a palette; paper towel, water container; felt (to protect your table.)

Bonus Support

Extra resources for enrolled artists

  • Workshop Recording

    Online access to workshop recording for three months from enrollment.

  • Zoom Chat

    Invitation to virtual meetings of Q&A with Joan.

  • Coursework Critique

    Share up to three pieces of your artwork for Joan's comments and suggestions.

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  • How do I sign up?

    Click on "Register" button. Enter your email address and set up a password. On the checkout page, enter your credit card to purchase the workshop. That's all.

  • Is the LIVE Workshop recorded?

    Yes, I will post the recording shortly after the workshop for three months. You can watch it from the "Dashboard" after you sign in with your email and password.

  • I heard about your popular Zoom Chat, will I be invited?

    Yes, as an enrollee of my LIVE Workshop, you will be invited to join my Zoom event after the LIVE Workshop. It is a 40-minute Zoom meeting currently on the first or second Saturdays from 11 am (ET) every two to three months. I send the link about a week in advance.

  • Do you offer private or group workshops?

    I offer private or group workshops in-person and via Zoom, and will customize topics for you. I welcome inquiries from art clubs, libraries and schools. Please email me.

  • Can I share my log-in?

    ABSOLUTELY NOT! I aim to keep the online course and workshops affordable. Login-sharing is prohibited. I reserve the right to un-enroll individuals without refund for usage abuse, and will pursue all damages and loss revenue the action may have caused.

Meet Joan

Joan Lok

I have been teaching sumi-e workshops for over 30 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 American 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 Florida, USA.