Title: Beginning to Intermediate Sumi-e

Type of Class: Sumi-e (Asian brush painting)

Instructor: Maria Papp

Time: Thursdays, 9:00am-12:00pm

Dates: September 14 – November 2

Price: $155/$145 members

The Japanese word Sumi–e means “Ink Picture” or “black ink painting”. An economy of brush strokes is used to communicate the essence of the subject. Sumi-e may be regarded as a form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen, and has captivated artists from the Impressionists to the Expressionists on up to Picasso and artists of the present day. The goal of ink painting is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its spirit. To paint a flower, there is no need to perfectly match its petals and colors, but it is essential to convey its liveliness and fragrance. You will learn the techniques to create enchanting Sumi-e paintings.


Class dates:
September 14
September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2

Alabama Art Supply

Alabama Art Supply has generously offered a 20% discount to ESAC students for supplies. Be sure to check out their website!

As of January 1, 2017, the Eastern Shore Art Center will be instituting a quarterly Open Studio fee. Students and/or members who wish to take advantage of Open Studio hours must pay $50 per quarter. This fee will pay for three months of Open Studio hours, as well as firing fees for ceramic items made in Open Studio.


Members who signed up for a Supporting Membership in 2016 will not need to pay Open Studio fees until their membership expires, since its benefits included Open Studio participation.

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, norefunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.


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