Amy Bounds:  EastAsianSumie

Sumi-E Brushstroke Techniques        April 21, 2020 — Edina Art Center Closed Until Further Notice
Beginning Sumi-e ink washes and brushstrokes 
January 9, 2020 to February 20, 2020
12:30 – 3:30pm

For class description and to register, click class title
Thursdays – 21 hours
See the How to Sign Up page
Edina Art Center Fall and Winter Classes


Edina Art Center         April 21, 2020 — Edina Art Center Closed Until Further Notice

Ink and Brush Painting

Tuesday Members’ Ink and Brush Painting Open Studio*     Edina Art Center Closed Until Further Notice

January 17 to March 17, 2020  12:30 – 3:30pm
For class description and to register, click class title
*must be a current Edina Art Center member
Ongoing 8 week sessions – See the How to Sign Up page
Edina Art Center Fall and Winter Class

Susan Frame:  Susan Frame


Studio Classes, NE Minneapolis
2205 California St.  NE  Studio 207A
Minneapolis, MN  55418
2020 – classes held 2 x month
Tuesdays, starting February 4, 2020, 6:00 to 8:30pm
Saturdays, February 8 and February 22, 2020, 9:30am to 1pm
Saturdays, March 7 and March 28, 2020
Special Event:  March 14, 2020 – On2Gallery Show and Open Studio featuring Susan’s art – canceled
Call or email for Studio Class Schedule or questions
612-521-1325      Email: susanframe@live.com

Workshops:  White Bear Lake, MN and Grand Marais, MN

Tropical Hibiscus
Tropical Hibiscus

Sumi-e:  Tropical Hibiscus
Saturday, February 1, 2020,  10am to 4pm

For class description and to register, click class title above
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110

Sumie:  Tulips and Daffodils –
April  18, 2020, 10am to 4pm – Postponed
class description and registration info to follow
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110

Sumi-e: Painting From the Heart
August 17 –  21,  2020   9am to 4pm each day
For class description and to register, click class title
Registrations for 2020 classes  begin October 2019
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 3rd Avenue West
Grand Marais, MN  5560

Catherine Park 

Catherine teaches Advanced Sumie classes also.
 Contact by email for more information
Email:  ycatherinepark@yahoo.com


Asian Brush Painting–Beginning and Continuing
Beginning – Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2020  6 to 8pm
Continuing – Wednesdays, May 6, 13 and 20, 2020  6 to 8pm
For class description, click above class title
Rochester Community Education
Northrup Community Education Center
201 8th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901

Asian Brush Painting RGS
Mondays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2020  2 to 4pm
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2020  2 to 4pm
For class description, scroll  in Winter catalogue, click above class title
125 Live, Center for Active Adults       April 2020:     125 Live is temporarily  closed
125 Elton Hills Drive NW
Rochester, MN  55901

Bob Schmitt:   
Laughing Waters Studio  

Ongoing Studio Classes, South Minneapolis
Workshops: Minneapolis, MN and Key West, FL
612-333-1881  Email:  bob@laughingwatersstudio.com

March 2020:  Bob’s message on his Distance Learning Experiment:
Beginning Tuesday March 24, 2020, I will be posting a weekly video lesson on my  Laughing Waters Studio YouTube Channel.
The one I am posting tomorrow is a 30 minute lesson including demonstrating the 4-character spring couplet we worked with at our last in-person class as well as the beginnings of the spring willow landscape we also started in that class.
I am attaching a model (a printable pdf example) for each below each lesson.
For the time forward as long as we have to meet at a distance, I will post a new instructional video each Tuesday morning for the week.
I explain at the end of the video that I invite you to feel free to take a picture(s) of whatever you are working on and send it to me and I will respond with a gentle critique hopefully within 48 hours.
I offer both of these services as a way for each and all of us to feel a little more connected in this time requiring more social distance than we desire.
Click on the green lesson title for link to each week’s video lesson:

LWS Lesson 5:  a birthday couplet
LWS birthday couplet cover sheet (pdf)
LWS birthday couplet model and stroke order (pdf)
LWS Lesson 6:  a birthday couplet, part 2
LWS Lesson 7:  mountains and waterfalls
          LWS  mountains with waterfalls rev (pdf)
LWS Lesson 8:  painting waves
LWS Lesson 9:  twin falls:  vignette
LWS Lesson 10:  a couplet, accumulate less, become more

Note:  To view all previously posted videos click this link:   Laughing Waters You Tube Channel.
Check his distance learning  page   to make a donation to support Bob’s Distance Learning lessons.

May 2020:   Bob’s Updated Message:       

I am basically offering 3 ways to interact with my instruction:
1. I will be posting 10 weekly video lessons under the title “the dance of the eye and the hand: fundamentals of Chinese brush painting”. In two sequences: one for the beginning student; a second for continuing students.
2. For my weekly students, there will be opportunities for 5 ZOOM gatherings, each for 30 minutes, for those wanting a bit of interaction with their classmates.
3. I am establishing “office hours” by appointment for private, one-on-one 30-minutes critique sessions.
Each of these has its own suggested fee.
For this summer all fees are on a donation basis.
Details on all this are on the attached 3 page pdf:    LWS  Summer 2020 Schedule
and available online at:  Laughing Waters Studio Distance Learnng

Please feel free to contact me with any question

June 2020:  What’s Next:
A new series of 10 week classes will start on June 16, 2020.
See Bob’s distance learning page for complete information about :
the dance of the eye and the hand.
These instructional videos with printable models are based on the concept that to learn
Chinese brush painting one must train not only one’s hand but one’s eye as well.

STUDIO CLASSES   Live studio classes temporarily postponed —  see above distance learning options for Summer 2020.

The Practice of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
Winter and Spring 2020:  Ongoing 6 Bi-weekly classes held at Laughing Waters Studio
click above class title for info and registration

Yudong Shen:  Yudong Shen
Watch  video on TPT Minnesota Original 

Shen Workshop
Sumi-e Workshop

Ongoing Studio Classes, Shoreview and Midway, St. Paul
For class info, check website: Meilin Art Studio or by email: Yudong_Shen@hotmail

Dee Teller:
 Teller’s Wood and Brush Studio

dee teller

Classes offered seasonally in Texas and Minnesota
Contact Dee by email:

Horse Collage Workshop
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:30am to 2:00pm
For more information or to register, call the Port Aransas Art Center
Port Aransas Art Center
104 North Alister St.
Port Aransas, Texas  78373

Gail Threinen  FB icon

Land of Ten Thousand Lakes
Land of Ten Thousand Lakes
by Gail Threinen

Classes offered seasonally in Texas, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Contact Gail by email : gail.threinen@gmail.com

]The Three Friends of Winter
The Three Friends of Winter

The Chinese celebrated the pine, bamboo and plum together, as they observed that these plants
do not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants.   Together
they symbolize steadfastness, perseverance and resilience. 

January 25 & 26, 2020, 9am to 4pm

February 22 & 23, 2020, 9am to 4pm

March 28 & 29, 2020, 9am to 4pm
click class titles for more class information
to register: click Registration Policies
or call or email the manager at
The Lakeway Activity Center
105 Cross Creek
Lakeway, Texas  78734

Hong Zhang:  Hong Zhang
Ongoing Studio Classes, Minneapolis
For class info, contact by email:  zhang076@gmail.com

Join Bob Schmitt’s teacher Hong Zhang  for

click above logo for class info and to register at Laughing Waters

Painting Bamboo 2
February 12, 2020  10am to 3:30pm
or  May 13, 2020  10am to 3:30pm – Postponed
Li Script
Introduction to LI Script: Lectures and Models
February 13, 2020 10am to 3:30pm