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.

SBCC/School Of Extended Learning:

Title: Chinese Calligraphy & Brush Painting


Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting: For Older adult students will learn Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. Students will practice basic calligraphy strokes and color loading techniques. Students will write Chinese words, learn the spiritual meaning behind each character, and paint traditional Asian subjects (bamboo, blossom, orchid, iris, and lotus.)  Instructor: Suemae Lin Willhite

 (Tuition FREE)

Class location: Wake Center, Room #7,
300 N. Turnpike, Santa Barbara

ART Supplies: A review of a supply list on the first day of your workshop,
please wait to  purchase your supplies for Chinese calligraphy & brush paintings.


Each term, you will learn Chinese calligraphy & two subjects at your instructor’s choice.
After you registered your classes at SBCC/, then email: and
ask for your Zoom class link & password. Note:  same link & password for each term for each class.
Please specified which class or classes you signed up.
You have trouble with registration online. Please contact
Admission staff is available to help Their email address is:

Fall, 2020,  SBCC/SEL

Location: Zoom

Subjects: Morning glories, Pine & Birds

CRN 41666, 8 Mondays, 8/24-10/12, 1-4:25 pm.

CRN41664, 8 Wednesdays, 8/26-10/14, 1-4:25 pm

Subject: TBD

CRN 41667, 8 Mondays, 10/19-12/7, 1-4:25 pm

CRN 41665, 8 Wednesdays, 10/21-12/9, 1-4:25 pm.

Private lessons are available upon request:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1-3:30pm, 2.5 hours ideal

Private Zoom workshops: $30 per student, including instructional handouts

Subject: Waterfall Landscape & Chinese calligraphy to complement your painting

Date: August 10, 12, 17, and 19, 2020

For all 4 days: $120.00, if you prepaid by August 3, your cost is only $100 for 4  sessions.

Please prepaid at Venmo: @Suemae-Willhite or email: to mail in a check.

Please sign up today, space is limited. Non-refundable, if you missed one of the sessions.

Mounting workshop: 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.  Cost: $95 per student, all mounting supplies are included.

Original painting sizes: 11″ X 14″ or 12″ X 16″,  if your original paintings are larger than described above, cost will be increased.


$95/hour, private lessons.
Group of TWO students, $49/hour per person.
Group of THREE Students, $39/hour per person.

For larger groups, please inquire.
3 hours is ideal, 2 Hours Minimum.
(Private lessons, all your supplies are included for first 3 sessions only)


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


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