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Workshop full! Waiting list only 
Contemplative Mind / Spontaneous Brush

Montreal Workshop

October 15, 2023


Beginning with short guided meditations we will be continuing the exploration of different hand-made Japanese washi papers provided, using sumi, acrylics and water colours.  Join Heather for a full day with breaks of fun and learning. We will include larger format painting in this workshop.

The workshop is followed by supper at Sumi Dojo Isakaya, 3479 St Laurent Blvd  (IMPORTANT: Reserve your place with Owner Ming (514) 507-7864‬ for 4:30pm)

Workshop full! Waiting list only

Dates: Sunday, October 15, 10am - 4:00pm


Location:  Centre de Loisirs Multiethnique St- Louis, 3555 St Urbain, Montréal (map)

Information: contact Heather

Materials: download the preliminary list of materials

Pour les francophones : Nous serons heureux d’offrir les instructions et les clarifications en français durant ces ateliers.


Workshop Fee




* IMPORTANT: Cancellation accepted only for emergency and medical reasons.


Heather Midori Yamada

Heather Midori Yamada has been a working artist since her university days. Combined five year studies at York U and graduating from Western, Heather concentrated on drawing, painting and printmaking. Over ten years at Toronto’s collective Open Studio Printmaking Heather discovered Japanese washi papers in chine collé, collograph-marouflage and monotypes.

Heather’s further explorations led to direct painting, dyeing, texturizing onto various Japanese washis including working on 7 meter long shoji papers. Hot bees wax applications as resists, layered acrylic washes, and Japanese sumi are among the various ways Heather expresses transitoriness,  ebb and flow mirrowed in nature. 

This mixed media approach is inspired by Heather’s contemplative practices of meditation, hatha yoga and ikebana, Japanese floral arrangement.

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