Joan Lok's Workshop and Exhibition Schedule

Private lessons by appointment.  All classes and shows are subject to change without notice.  Please call the organizers to confirm or contact Joan for more information.

WORKSHOP - Workshops at Plaza Artist Materials in Towson & Rockville, 2018 Schedule:

Joan's book, "Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers", is available at $22 at the workshops.  Autograph by the artist upon request.

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1-4 pm, Morning Glory, Plaza Rockville Store

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1-4 pm, Cat and Kitten, Plaza Towson Store

Saturday, April 15, 2018, 1-4 pm, Landscape - Focus on Rocks and  Mountains, Plaza Towson Store

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1-4 pm, Blue Jay, Plaza Rockville Store

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1-4 pm, Landscape - Focus on Rocks and  Mountains, Plaza Rockville Store

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1-4 pm, Rooster, Hen and Baby Chick, Plaza Towson Store

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1-4 pm, Wisteria, Plaza Rockville Store

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 1-4 pm, Lotus, Plaza Rockville Store

Plaza Towson Store - 519 York Road, Towson, MD.  Call 410-823-6406 to register, $50 per session

Plaza Rockville Store - Federal Plaza (West Side) 1776 E. Jefferson Street, Unit 119, Rockville, MD.  Call 301-770-0500 to register, $50 per session


EXHIBITION - "Glory of Spring", National Capital Area Chapter of Sumi-e Society Membership Exhibition,

4603 Green Spring Garden Road, Alexandria, VA 22312

February 27-April 30, 2018.  Free Admission.

Reception: Sunday March 25, 2018

Joan will have three pieces of artwork with dogs and puppies to celebrate the New Year of the Dog!


WORKSHOP AND EXHIBITION -"PURRFECT - Cats in Ink and Watercolor by Joan Lok", Ocean City Center for the Arts, Ocean City, Maryland

The Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th Street, Ocean City, MD

April 6 - April 28, 2018.  Free Admission

Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018, 5-7 pm

This is my first solo show in the last five years.  All the artwork will have cats and kittens as subjects.  I really enjoy doing a theme exhibition.   Painting cats and kittens brings so much joy to me.  Come see the show and meet me at the reception and workshop.  -Joan

Three-day workshop:

Learn to capture the spirit of mischievous cats in quick strokes. Discover the art of sumi-e, East Asian brush painting, in which every stroke becomes the petal of a flower.  Expand your creativity and enhance your artwork to use gestural brushwork to capture the spirits of animals and the beauty of flowers.  Author of Barron's best selling "Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers", Joan Lok will cover a variety of subjects, including cats, squirrels, grapes, pumpkins, bird of paradise, cockscomb, daisy, cherry blossoms, and apples.  This workshop will be packed with demonstration, discussion, and individual help. 

Day 1 - Flowers and Fruit - Introduction/ refresher to the fundamentals on the first day.  We will paint a unique flower, the bird of paradise, and practice how to load the brush with multiple colors to create beautiful petals.  Then, we will paint grapes and their leaves by using both cneter strokes and side strokes.

Day 2- Cute animals - We will start with a small squirrel eating a pumpkin.  Then, we will work on painting cute cats and kitten in different posts and fun color patterns.  You may bring photos to paint your favorite cats, or use the samples that Joan provides.

Day 3 - Garden Flowers and Plants - We will work on popular garden flowers and plants including cherry blossom, cockscomb, daisy and apple to accompany the cats and kittens in our artwork.


EXHIBITION - "Dancing with Claudia: Movement: Through Words and Art", Columbia, Maryland

Columbia Arts Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045

The exhibition is the 9th annual Blossom of Hope theme art exhibition to raise awareness and support the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at the Howard County General Hospital.

April 13 - May 4, 2018. Free Admission.

Reception: Friday, April 13, 2018, 6-8 pm

I am matching my artwork "Out of the Mountain of Despair, A Stone of Hope" with a poem "Power" by Else Gottuk.  Come see my artwork that I created on January 15, 2018, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  You will know how the three come together when you see it.  Enjoy.   -Joan


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