Heather Midori Yamada
Artist and Teacher of Contemplative Arts
Spring Workshop Toronto
Contemplative Mind / Spontaneous Brush
The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto (map)
Sat 29 Apr & Sun 30 Apr 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Explore the myriad uses of washi — dyeing, crumpling, pleating, and patterning from a place of calm and insight.
Starting with short periods of guided meditation to relax and settle our minds, Heather Midori Yamada with then guide participants through two days of creative discovery. You will learn new brush techniques and mark-making methods, colour-mixing combinations in sumi, watercolour, and some acrylics. Final projects will include collage, patterning and layering washi, including an introduction to Heritage Washi. All tools and materials will be provided.
Contemplative Approaches to Spontaneous Brush Series
Sparking the “Good” Eye: Nature as Subject
Metchosin International Summer School or Arts (MISSA) , Shawnigan Lake, BC
August 6 & 7, 2022 - 10am-4pm
more info & registration
More Coming Soon!!
I would like to share an ongoing series of large format watercolors of floral compositions inspired by Japanese Ikebana flower arranging. They are made with the same techniques used in my abstract works.