An example of Sumi-e technique

Oil painter Nancy Klos will offer an introduction to the ancient Japanese art of Sumi-e brush painting in Manzanita on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10.

The two-day workshop is designed for painters who want to learn more techniques to create expressive and lyrical oil paintings.

Students will explore the basics in Sumi-e and the philosophy of this ancient practice before putting their new skills to work in a composition of their own

Klos, a fine artist, designer and photographer, offers workshops throughout the Northwest, Idaho and California. She moved to Oregon in 1985 where she established Klos Studios in 1990. Although she has lived in many parts of the country, Klos considers the Northwest her real home.

The workshop will run from 9:30 am to 4 pm both days at The Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Avenue. Tuition is $300, plus a $20 materials fee. To register, go to

Klos will provide inks and Sumi-e brushes, Gamblin & M. Graham oil paints, panels for the main project, paper towels, tape and handouts.

Students should bring watercolor sketchbooks (9×12” or 8×10”); one medium round and one half-inch flat watercolor brush; oil brushes, round flat and filbert; two 5×7” canvas boards; and one 9×12” canvas board.

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