Friday, May 14, 2021

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

If you practice sumi-e, you likely have everything needed.

Any unsized rice paper – single or double shuen, ma, or pi; Sumi-e ink; Watercolors – Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Indigo, Cadmium Yellow Light, Sap Green, (Optional – your favorite purple shade e.g. Violet or Lavender.) Opaque White; Brushes – Medium Combination (for petals), Fine (for Veins), Medium Hard Hair (for Leaves); 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 1 month after the workshop.

  • Zoom Chat

    Monthly virtual meetings of Q&A with Joan and fellow artists for 2 months.

  • Coursework Critique

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

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FAQ

  • How do I sign up?

    Click on "Enroll Today" 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 a month. 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 Chat for two months after the LIVE Workshop. It is a 40-minute Zoom meeting currently on the second or third Saturdays from 2 pm (ET). 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.

Keep Strengthening Your Painting Skills

Paint along with Joan every month!

Meet Joan

Joan Lok

I have been teaching sumi-e workshops for over 25 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 Maryland, USA.