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.
Link here for current class offerings, workshops, and information:
- Kay Thomas at the Highland Park Art Center
- Patricia Larkin Green at the Japanese Cultural Center, Morton Arboretum and Lillstreet Art Center
- Pam Martinez in Chicago
A wonderful holiday gathering at Monica’s home with wonderful food, painting, and friends.
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.
We were very lucky to have a guided tour of this estate and it’s magnificent gardens! What a perfect place for inspiration.
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.
Member and instructor Kay Thomas presented a fun fan workshop during the April monthly meeting.
Member Pam Martinez presented a marbling workshop during the monthly meeting.
The October meeting of Midwest Sumi-e included a demonstration by Kittie Yohe of Yupo painting, Yupo is a synthetic paper.
In June special guest Andy Hoi-Csiu Chan joined us to share his art and his expertise. It was a wonderful morning!
Sue MacFarlan was the guest presenter at a very interesting and fun Rice Paper Collage Class.
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.