"Distant Learning - Lessons by Mail" -- the traditional way of learning Sumi painting and calligraphy is here now! It is sufficient, and productive, and non-threatening for some people.
It is simple: You paint or writing calligraphy and mail them to us with stamped return envelope. Submit a check of $40 for a lesson. Each lesson, up to 4 art work you have done (maximum size of each art is approximately 14" x 18'). Our instructor -Master Yuming Zhu will write comments/critiques and demo strokes for you and mail all these with your original art back to you.
If you live in the greater Seattle area, you can take Sumi Classes at Bellevue Community College or Seattle Central Community College. For more details and registration, please click on of the links listed above.
For registered students, get your class supply before you attend the first class.
Sumi-e Society of America
A nonprofit organization, the SSA and its local chapter affiliates around the US were founded to foster appreciation of East Asian brush painting and calligraphy, to create a bridge between East Asian and Western cultures, to exhibit Sumi-e art in public and private venues, and to conduct educational activities such as lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The SSA website, http://sumiesociety.org includes a gallery of members' art work, a teacher list and membership information.