Classes, Workshops, Outings


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.

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January 2018

We had a fun morning together painting dogs in celebration of the Year of the Dog. 

Front Row: Kay, Lynn, Linda
Back Row: Yvonne, Pam, Reggie, Connie, Jan, Cece

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. 









Highlights from 2017 



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