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Sumi-e Brush Painting Workshop: Flowers (Online)

Schedule and location

Please note: Early online spring registration is open February 24 through March 1 exclusively for Ginkgo Circle, Oak Circle, Hawthorn Circle, Elm Circle, and Thornhill Circle members. Registration opens to all members and guests on March 2.

Three Thursdays, June 10 to 24, 2021, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central

Fees and registration

$68 .00 member
$80.00 guest
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Sumi-e is the Japanese word for “black ink painting” a style of art in which the brush strokes capture the spirit (Ch’i) of nature rather than a photographic likeness. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.

Purchase your supplies before class, and then join your instructor and classmates for three live, online sessions including informative lectures, demonstrations, and practice time with feedback and support from your instructor. Learn to simplify a specimen into a few well placed strokes with this minimalist approach of brush painting. View examples of the art form and then try your hand at a simple brush painting.

How do I access the online program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time.

Course number



Patricia Larkin Green, sumi-e artist

Course details

This program will take place using Zoom. You will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device to participate.
Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. To ensure you receive the link, please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a Zoom meeting.
Limit 16
No art experience necessary.
Click here for the supply list.

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