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Spring Workshop Toronto
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Contemplative Mind / Spontaneous Brush

The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto (map)

Sat 29 Apr & Sun 30 Apr 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Cost: $362.54

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!!
Floral Expressions

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.

Videos of Shards

Join Heather in her studio and in the gallery talking about and installing the works in her 2021 exhibition Shards at the New Gage Gallery. 

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