Past Events



  • Contemplative Mind/Spontaneous Brush Workshop, March 17, The Japanese Paper Place, Etobicoke, ON

  • Contemplative approaches to Art Making Workshop, March 23-25, The Long Haul Arts Collective, Montréal, QC

  • Resist and Flow Workshop / Atelier Tension et abandon, March 30-31, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, QC

  • Spontaneous Brush Workshop-Authentic Marks on Japanese Washi, April 6, Au Papier Japonais, Montréal, QC

  • Contemplative Brush and Japanese Washi Papers Workshop, April 27-28, Blaine Harbor Center, Blaine, WA

  • Contemplative Mind - Spontaneous Brush, June 22-23, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Metchosin, BC

  • POP-UP Victoria Summer Creativity Workshop 1&2, July 28, August 11 & 25, Artist's studio, Victoria, BC

  • Stillness, Imagination and Spontaneous Brush Workshop Part I, November 30-December 1, Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre, Victoria, BC


  • Fall Contemplative Art Workshop, Eymet, France​, October 18-23 – more info | plus d'info

  • Fall Colours Fall Rhythms - Authentic Movements Workshop, October 6-7, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, QC

  • Contemplative Approaches to Spontaneous Brush and Japanese Washi Papers, September 29-30, Canada Games Centre, Halifax, N.S.​ – more info

  • Retraite dans la Nature / Creativity in Nature retreat, July 15-20, Ham-sud, QC

  • Energies from Nature: Contemplating and Painting, July 7-8, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, QC

  • Expressions du Printemps / Spring Expressions Workshop, May 16-18, Nomad Nation, Montréal, QC

  • Contemplation, Emergence and Spontaneous Brush Workshop, May 12-13, Montréal Museum of Fine Art, Montréal, QC

  • Perfect Pairings for Drawing and Painting on Washi Workshop, May 8, The Japanese Paper Place, Etobicoke, ON

  • Texture and Transparency: Contemplative Creativity through Thick and Thin, May 5-6,  Art Noise, Kingston, ON

  • Contemplative Mind, Spontaneous Brush Workshop, April 28, Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre, Victoria, BC

  • Black, White and Colour Large Format (Spring Contemplative Art Workshop Series) - Intermediate level, April 18, Artist's studio, Victoria, BC

  • Creatively Yours (Spring Contemplative Art Workshop Series), April 10-12, Artist's studio, Victoria, BC

  • Watercolour Re-Fresh and Re-New (Spring Contemplative Art Workshop Series), March 18-19, Artist's studio, Victoria, BC


  • Paint, Pattern, Plunder…  Marking, Texturing, and Layering with Japanese Washis, June 3-4, The Japanese Paper Place, Etobicoke, ON

  • Painting and Collage on Japanese Washi papers, May 10-12 and 20-22, Artist's studio, Victoria, BC


  • Creativity Retreat in Nature, May 29-June3, Auberge La Mara, Ham-Sud, QC

  • Creativity workshop, May 29, Atelier collective Long Haul, Montréal, QC

  • Contemplative Approach to Watercolour on Washi Workshop, May 28, Au Papier Japonais, Montréal, Québec

  • Contemplative Approach to Drawing and Painting Workshop, May 21-22, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, QC

  • Washi Workshop #3, April 24, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC

  • Washi Workshop 3-Day Intensive, March 13-16, Victoria, BC

  • Washi Away the February Blues Workshop #2, February 28, Nar Café Bistro, Victoria, BC



  • First Oak Bay "washi' WorkshopDecember 5, Nar Café Bistro, Victoria, BC


Heather Midori Yamada at Gage Gallery exhibition, 2017. Photo: Kate Cino

Calligraphy brush manufacturer Kumano Japan, 2017. Photo: Victor Hori