online workshops & courses
in-person workshops restarting in October

Contact Joan to schedule In-person workshops with her at your location.


Workshop Using Zoom
& Online Courses

Monthly live workshops on landscape, flower and bird subjects.  Recording available for 2 months

  • August 18 - Water for Sumi-e Landscape inspired by Ma Yuan 

  • August 20 - Begonia

  • September 22 - Crinkle Paper for Fall Foliage

  • September 24 - Loquat

  • October 27 - Crinkle Paper for Snow and Rock

  • October 29 - Cardinals

Registration opens a month prior.  Contact Joan to reserve a spot if you want to pre-enroll

Anytime access online courses on sumi-e technique and subjects  

  • Unlimited access to course materials for 2 years

  • Step-by-step instructions on brushwork

  • Multiple start-to-finish demonstrations.

  • Critique of up to 3 artwork per course

  • Live Zoom Q&A/Chat with enrolled students

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Art Exhibition 

Sumi-e Society of America 59th Annual Exhibition September 2022 -  September 2023

  • Online Exhibition 

  • Exhibition link will be activated in mid-September and be accessible for one year

  • Judge Professor Dongfeng Li

  • Artworks in the exhibition are selected from 248 entries by 115 artists

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In-Person Workshop

Blue Heron Chapter of Sumi-e Society of America, workshop and Demo

October 15-16, 2022

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Topics include Splash Color Lotus, Macaw and Gongbi Landscape

Ocean City Centre for the Arts Joan Lok Sumi-e Workshop

October 17-19, 2022

Ocean City, Maryland

Topics include Lotus and Dragonfly, and Peonies in Transparent and Opaque watercolor.