We are pleased to have nationally and internationally recognized sumi-e artist, Joan Lok, to give us a weekend workshop on sumi-e painting (also called Chinese or Asian brush painting). Too numerous to list, Joan’s awards in this field as well as her ten-year tenure as President of the Sumi-e Society of America, make Joan a very popular instructor. In addition to a full-time career in painting, Joan has used her advanced degrees in Business Administration to create and lead programs for developing financial literacy among Maryland workers. Please refer to her biography: Meet Joan Lok for more information about this extremely accomplished artist and community development advocate.
What will be taught: Joan will approach this as a two-day overview for advanced beginners. The first day will be on the materials, basic strokes, loading the brush, and we will practice bamboo and orchid. Then we will try a colorful flower with leaves, such as morning glory or hydrangea, in which each stroke is a petal or leaf. On the second day, we will do birds or fish, such as gold fish, Japanese koi, rooster, hen and baby chicks. Throughout the two days, Joan will discuss basic sumi-e composition, which is quite different from composition in western art.
Workshop coordinator: Susan Murphy, 17520 Doctor Bird Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (send all correspondence and checks to Susan). phone: 301-774-3418
Refund policy: 80% refundable registration fee until one week before start of workshop. No refunds after then unless spot is filled from waiting list.