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On the Road / Trade & Specialty Shows -- Check this page for upcoming national and international events we may be attending in your area.

Washi Wednesdays -- Find inspiration and discover the wonders of washi with our monthly drop-in.

Sunday September 23, 11am - 4pm: Try your hand at sumi-e today and experience the appeal of this ancient art, rooted in Zen Buddhism, embodying contrast and harmony, using the brush with both vitality and restraint. There are sumi-e societies around the world - how about becoming part of one based in Etobicoke/Mississauga or wherever you live?

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Workshops using brush and sumi ink will be 30-45 minutes in length, taking place on the hour and the half-hour throughout the day, from 11:00 - 4:00 conducted by these experienced sumi-e artists.


Kate Cherney: Enso - circle symbolizing enlightenment

Poman Cho: Panda

Dao Yan Hu: Outdoor Banner


Dao Yan Hu will teach birds on the outdoor banner
but you may paint whatever you choose - with sumi ink! Ongoing throughout the day.


Roslyn Levin: Sleeping Kitten

Neli Iordanova: Chrysanthemum


Sigrid Blohm will guide you in suminagashi - sumi ink floating on water, picked up by washi, ongoing throughout the day.


Hiroshi Yamamoto: Grasses


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The Toronto School of Art has a range of courses in many types of artistic expression, some of which acommodate Japanese paper very well. Visit their website for more info and to register for their courses.

Open Studio is the centre for printmaking in Toronto, and in addition to being a longtime supporter of Japanese paper, offer classes and workshops in different print styles from beginner to advanced. Check out "education" on their website to peruse their latest offerings.

Articulations is an art supply store and workshop space in The Junction in Toronto. They offer a lively selection of workshops for both adults and children to keep you creating all year round.