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Virtual Chinese Brush Painting Workshop


Chinese Brush Painting Workshop


Learn Asian Brush Painting with the Asian Brush Artists Guild (ABAG).

The Asian Brush Artists Guild meets at the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden and offers an opportunity for hands-on learning of Asian brush painting. Below are the dates and information about these workshops.

Virtual Classes

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

from 2-4 pm

Joan Lok


Celebrate the new year with blooming Amaryllis.


Paint the flower in expressive brushwork (Lingnan School) with Joan Lok, author of the best-selling “Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers” and instructor of her popular online learning workshops,


Joan Lok's website:


Fee: $20 per person

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February Bruch Painting
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 11am-1pm

Jane Chang, Chinese Painting - Fish and Aquatic Plants


Using a foundation of Chinese painting with a modern twist, Jane will teach the elements of brush painting fish as they swim and splash! Students will create their own watercolor paintings under Jane's experienced guidance.


Suitable for students of all levels and ability and experience.


Fee: $20 per person 

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Sungsook Hong Setton, Chinese brush pain

Monday, April 19, 2021

from 2-4 pm

Sungsook Hong Setton, Chinese brush painting – Spring Trees


Sungsook is the author of The Spirit of the Brush: Chinese Brush Painting Techniques (2017) and was three times awarded Best of Show at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America.

Paint along with Sungsook and learn her free-style method of painting trees that are full of vitality and exuberance.


Suitable for students of all levels and ability and experience


Fee: $20 per person

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Monday, May 17, 2021

from 2-4 pm

Joan Lok


Celebrate the return of spring with blooming iris. 

Joan Lok will discuss her technique of how to load the brush with multiple colors, and demonstrate expressive brushwork to paint a beautiful iris in violet with yellow beards. We will work on irises in additional colors and possibly a visiting butterfly if time allows.  


Supplies - The usual sumi-e paper (rice paper), brush and colors. Joan uses Winsor Violet but other shades including any transparent reds and blue will work as well. 


Fee: $20 per person 

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May Brush Painting

Zoom information will be sent after payment.

Fee: $20 per person


For more information please email

Materials Needed (for all Chinese brush painting classes):

  • Brushes: Chinese brush or any type of paint brush you have at home (preferably point/round)

  • Ink: Chinese ink, sumi-e ink, or black watercolor

  • Color: Chinese watercolor or any paper-based watercolor or paint

  • Paper: Rice paper, watercolor paper, or any paper you have at home

  • Palette or white ceramic or plastic plate

  • Felt mat or old newspaper

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J.C.C. Fund, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York

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