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Learn the Art of Japanese Black Ink Painting in our online blended learning membership program for beginners.

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Live Classes

Live group learning online sessions including guidance and feedback to improve personal progress

Pre-recorded Classes

Access to pre-recorded instructional videos that members can watch in their own time

Online Café

A monthly online Café where members can meet up for tea and a chat, and if they'd like, show their work

Private Members' Art Community

A private community area where members can make friends and keep in touch

Sumi-e: Japanese Black Ink Painting

Learn brushstrokes and techniques for painting grasses, flowers, distant trees and mountains, landscapes and more in our Japanese Black Ink Painting for Beginners Online Program. Sumi-e is unique art form using only handmade paper, black ink, and a special brush. It is a calming and relaxing activity.

Learn at your own pace.

There are many different ways to engage with this blended learning beginners' online program membership, and each member can decide on their own way to engage with the learning to suit their own needs, availability, and level of experience.


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Nuala, Dublin

 "I completely enjoyed the first weekend course I took with Karen. She is a highly skilled artist and a born teacher. She is encouraging, patient and very organized. Highly recommend any teaching offered by her. She also manages to make it all fun - she is a joy to work with!"

Brian, Co. Tipperary

"Karen's classes are always welcoming and informative. A great balance between technique and a background to the Sumi-e painting. This style of painting is different from a western style, but Karen is always on hand with tips and encouragement."

Patricia, Co. Waterford

"My experience with Karen's painting courses, both live and online, has been wonderful! She brings so many years of experience to the classes along with a very clear, calm, meditative and gentle approach. I enjoy each class immensely!"