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Instructors & Education

Mike Lane

Mike teaches Asian ink and watercolor painting for multi-levels.  Visit the Gallery for more information about Mike. Register for classes at Titustown Visual Art Center, Norfolk Department of Parks & Recreation,

Clink on this YouTube link  to see an interview with Mike about his sumi-e journey. 

Joe Nicholas

Joe believes that to achieve effective artistic expression in brush painting, requires a sound foundation in brush handling. Consequently, Joe's focus is on brush technique, including control of moisture and ink and/or color.

Classes offered at Prime Plus Norfolk Senior Center, 625-5857.

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Norene Spencer

Traditional style sumi-e techniques with an emphasis on the theory that less is more. Beginner to Intermediate.

Contact Norene for demonstrations, workshops or classes.

Classes offered at at Norfolk Botanical Garden,



Classes on beginning to advanced sumi-e painting are offered by the Blue Heron Chapter or member artists throughout the year at the following locations:

Adult Learning Center of Virginia Beach,
Norfolk Botanical Gardens,
Norfolk Prime Plus Senior Center,
Titustown Visual Arts Center, Norfolk Department of Parks & Recreation,
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