How to Paint Poppies, Online Modern Sumi-e Class, Chinese Brush Painting, Tues Feb 22, Zoom Art Classes, Painting Tutorial, Virtual Class


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Poppies Modern Sumi-e Class

Do it live or by recorded video. The "Live" online class will meet on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5pm EST (2pm PST, 12noon HST) using Zoom. If you can't make the live class, it will be recorded and posted on Youtube with a private link (only those that have the link can see the video) so you can re-watch the video as many times as you want.

***Please provide me with your email address and phone number in the "comments" section when you purchase this class. Please read through all of the directions.

Attached is a PDF with your login info and info about supplies. Please download the latest Zoom App for your computer or ipad if you haven't already. You will be able to log into Zoom 15 minutes before the class to check your video and microphone connections using the meeting id and password I provide you. Because you need to see detail while I am painting, you will need to use a laptop or ipad. My demo won't be large enough using just your phone.

You can paint along with me or you can just join in and watch. I will record the class and post it on Youtube with a private link (only those that have the link can see the video) so you can re-watch the video as many times as you want.

Note: There is no reference photo for any of the Modern Sumi e Classes as I will be teaching you each brush stroke, and then we will put them together to create our own original painting.

About my Modern Sumi-e Class:
I lovingly refer to this class as the "yoga" of painting as it will connect your mind, body, and spirit as we journey together to learn a few brush stokes and then put them together to create a minimalist painting of the natural world. Through practice, you will learn how to make each brush stroke immediate and fresh as you loosen up in this relaxing and meditative process. This class is a modern version of the Chinese brush painting technique called sumi-e which means we will be using modern supplies to produce similar results. We will start out doing a monochromatic painting, and then I will demonstrate how to add color. If time permits I will also demonstrate a bonus subject for you to practice.

Here are the steps you need to take this class:

1 - If you're going to be painting along with me, please have your art supplies ready.
Here is a "suggested" list. Please try to get as close to this list as possible for best results.
(Or just use whatever art supplies you already have. You should be able to find these supplies at your local arts and crafts store. Let me now if you have any questions.)

*Newsprint paper and/or smooth drawing paper. Computer printing paper also works well for practice.
*Watercolor paints. Any brand and color is fine, but I suggest black, red, yellow and blue.
*Painter's Palette (a place to mix your paints)
*Brushes - a bamboo brush roughly one inch long is good, or a round watercolor brush about 1" long.
*A water container for your brushes
*Paper towel and Kleenex
*Spray bottle with water (not necessary, but nice to have)
*Hair dryer (for speedy drying of your painting between layers)
(Note: More info about the supplies is in the attached PDF.)

2 - Make sure you receive your login info (attached to this order as a PDF) and log into Zoom 15 minutes before the start of class and check your video and microphone.

I am excited to be your "virtual" art teacher!!!

Aloha and Mahalo,


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