Classes, Workshops, Outings

2017 in Review


Sumi-e Midwest hosts monthly meetings throughout the year which often include special guests, workshops, demonstrations, outings, lectures, or field trips. Meetings are open to all members.


Sumi-e Midwest members Kay Thomas, Patricia Larkin Green, and Pam Martinez offer ongoing and/or special classes and demonstrations in and around the Chicago area.

Link here for current class offerings, workshops, and information:




December 2017

A wonderful holiday gathering at Monica’s home with wonderful food, painting, and friends. 

October 2017

The October Sumi-e Midwest meeting included a Haiga workshop lead by Kay Thomas. Haiga is haiku combined with Sumi-e painting.  The poem is written on the painting.

September 2017

Posy’s Garden

We were very lucky to have a guided tour of this estate and it’s magnificent gardens!  What a perfect place for inspiration.

Left to Right: Nancy, Linda, Gloria, Connie, Jan, Monica, Kay, Pam, Ileane

June 2017

At the June meeting, Steve Grant shared some of the techniques he learned at a recent workshop with Ning Yeh about how to control the water and mix the colors on the brush.  

April 2017

Member and instructor Kay Thomas presented a fun fan workshop during the April monthly meeting. 

March 2017

Member Pam Martinez presented a marbling workshop during the monthly meeting. 










October 2016

The October meeting of Midwest Sumi-e included a demonstration by Kittie Yohe of Yupo painting, Yupo is a synthetic paper. 


June 2016

In June special guest Andy Hoi-Csiu Chan joined us to share his art and his expertise. It was a wonderful morning!


May 2016

Sue MacFarlan was the guest presenter at a very interesting and fun Rice Paper Collage Class.

2016 05 18 a2016 05 18 b








Collage 2016

April 2016

Members of Sumi-e Midwest were pleased to have Lydia Hwang for a workshop on April 27. There was much to learn, a lot of good practice, and a lot of good conversations.




Visit Us On Facebook