Sumi Ink Drawing and Beyond – D42W15-20

Date: Oct 13 - 22, 2020

Skill Level(s): Open to all i

Instructor(s): Yoonmi Nam

Price Option(s):
$595 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$995 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


Engage with the past while you immerse yourself in the present in this online workshop that focuses on the practice of drawing using sumi ink and brush on paper. We take a contemporary and experimental approach to sumi ink drawing while referencing traditional Asian brush painting and calligraphy. We consider brush marks and lines to be descriptive, meditative, intuitive, experimental, and expressive while also examining varied modes of presentations, such as collages and simple folding and book-making. Participants are encouraged to come online with an open mind and experimental spirit – the only expectation is to be present within the process


We work with sumi ink, a variety of brushes and papers. We carefully examine the nature, properties and interaction of these three materials. We will also explore ways of folding, binding, and mounting the drawings to examine varied modes of presentations, such as simple paper structures and books.


Yoonmi Nam received her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work considers cross-cultural experience and a sense of transience through prints, drawings, sculptures, and installations. Yoonmi is a professor of art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Additional Information:

This workshop will meet 1 – 4PM Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks. Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from will be used to facilitate the class sessions.

An Anderson Ranch staff member coordinates the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.




Table-top still life with trash and flowers by Yoonmi Nam

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