Workshops with Suemae in Santa Barbara:

Dancing Brush Studio by SuemaeArt

Students will be instructed on supplies, techniques, and processes of  Chinese calligraphy and brush painting.

ART Supplies: A review of a supply list on the first day of your workshop, A supply list will be provided before workshops. 
Please make sure you have correct supplies before workshops begin and order your supplies at for your quality Chinese calligraphy & brush paintings.

INDIVIDUAL lesson instructions or live demonstrations in person rates:

$100/hour, private lessons for one person.

Group of TWO students, $75/hour per person.
Group of THREE Students, $65/hour per person.

(Private lessons, all your supplies are included)

For larger groups in person instructions, $25 per student, art supplies are included.

3 hours is ideal, 2 Hours Minimum.  If outside of Santa Barbara area, please include traveling time round trip for additional fee, minimum of $100 per hourly rate.

For Zoom group rate: $45 per student for 2.5 hours instructions, students provide your own art supplies, specified time and date for your group zoom workshop.

Please prepaid at Venmo: @Suemae-Willhite or paypal:

To reserve your space, & please provide the following information:
Student’s Name:

Time & date:

Experience:  Please describe your current level with regards to your familiarity and understanding of Chinese brush painting (none required)


Chinese calligraphy and Brush Painting at SBCC/SEL

For zoom classes, you must have a laptop or ipad with a speaker and camera that is portable so you can place it in front of you.  Also to have room on a flat table to set up your calligraphy station to view and follow my teaching.SBCC Main campus can loan you a laptop and teach you how to use zoom.  You will receive a zoom link prior to classes begin.

Santa Barbara City College/SEL

Fall Session I.

Subject: Grape Vines and Chinese calligraphy

7 Mondays, CRN 41666, 8/28 to 10/21/23, 1-3:50 pm, Online

9/4/23 Labor Day Holiday, no meeting!

8 Wednesdays, CRN 41664, 8/28 to 10/21/23, 1-3:5p pm, Online.

Fall Session II.

Subjects: Panda & bamboo landscape, and Chinese Calligraphy

8 Mondays, CRN 41667, 10/23 to 12/16/23, 1-3:50 pm, Online.

8 Wednesdays, CRN 41665, 10/23 to 12/15/23, 1-3:50 pm. Online.

To Sign up at Wake Center office Hours: 300 N. Turnpike Road, SB

Monday – Thursday 9 am to 6:15 pm.

Friday – remote only.

(805) 964-6853

For updates please check:

Please leave a voice mail message for them to call you back on your cell phone, someone will call you guide you thru the system.

Name translation service available upon request:

First name or last name translation or a phrase

$95 per hour included finished calligraphy size: 11″ X 14″.

Please prepaid at Venmo: @Suemae-Willhite or contace suemae for Zoom link.

Mounting workshop dates:  available upon request!

Rice paper after your painting requires a wet mounting process, it takes about 3-4 hours then 24 hours of drying time.

2 paintings per student.  Please email  for approval of your paintings prior to workshop date.

You must have everything completed 24 hours prior to the mounting date, your calligraphy, and stamping.

Cost:  original painting sizes:  9″ X 13″ $65, 11″ X 14″  $70, 12″ X 16″ $80,  13″ x 17″  $90 each painting.

Mounting written instruction is additional: $25.

Mounting video is available upon request: $125/ 2 hrs video.

Ideal time to do mounting is during sunny days: from March to October!

If your original paintings are larger than described above, cost will be increased. All mounting supplies are included.

As a group mounting lesson, minimum of 3 students per workshop.

Lectures &  Demonstrations to schools or private groups are available upon request, 10 students & more. 


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