Sumi-e Brush Painting Workshop: Flowers

Learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with the minimalist approach of brush painting. We will view examples of this minimalist art form and then try your hand at a simple brush painting using photographs of flowers as inspiration.

Instructor: Patricia Larkin Green, sumi-e artist
Notes: No art experience necessary.  Limit 15
Supplies:  Please bring a set of 3 basic sumi-e brushes.

  • Option 1: $14.95 3 traditional brushes from Blue Heron Arts (Good quality brushes-great value)
  • Option 2: $9.59 Blick Brown Hair Sumi Brush set of 3 brushes (Blick brushes are lower quality and tend to fall apart and can be frustrating but are convenient if you just want to try)
  • Option 3: For those who would like a complete sumi-e kit, you can purchase the Oriental Art Supply Sumi-e Kit for $46.75. This includes the brushes along with other materials needed to continue the practice on your own.


Course number: 

(Sold Out) Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center


Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$65.00 members
$75.00 nonmembers

This class is sold out.  Please contact the registrar at 630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) to be added to the wait list.