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My painting “Garden Shoes” is on display at the Art Post Gallery, DSCF5190 (1)0de9395f-6607-4b3a-881c-d4e3ac738c35984G Willow Road, Northbrook,ILthrough May 28. All paintings in the exhibit are 6 x6 inches.

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Sumi-e Midwest members at their Fan Painting Workshop

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4427 North Clark Street

chicago. IL


Sumi-e Workshops

Explore sumi-e, the ancient art of Japanese ink painting. Individualized instruction is provided. Beginners will learn to use Japanese painting equipment and the techniques used to paint classic nature subjects such as bamboo, chrysanthemums, and plums.
Instructor: Kay Thomas
For Beginners/Continuing Students
Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 1 – 4 pm
For Continuing Students
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 1 – 4 pm
Cost: $50 per workshop | JASC Members: $40 per workshop

Supplies for Sumi-e (limited quantity will be available for purchase in class): 1 Ink Stick and Ink Stone or 1 Bottle Japanese Black Ink, 1 Medium Japanese Brush, and 1 Medium Pad Rice Paper (Hosho) 9″ x 12″. Sumi-e supplies can be purchased online at: (1.800.827.8478). KF black ink 2oz – Catalogue #78130. Sumi-e sketch pad – Catalogue #17373.

Sumi-e workshops will be held at the JASC. Click here to register or contact Kay Kawaguchi 773.275.0097 x226 at