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.
Spring Term, 2019
Temporary classes cancellation from March 16 -20, and March 23-27 is spring break!
Thereafter classes will be determined.
Each term, you will learn Chinese calligraphy & two subjects at your instructor’s choice.
CRN 65792 ❯ Subject: Bamboo & CA Poppies
Willhite, S L • 3/10-5/5/20 • WAKE-07 Lab: Tuesdays.  9:00am-12:25 pm
CRN 65792  ❯ Subject:  Bamboo & CA Poppies
Willhite, S L • 3/11 – 5/6/20 • WAKE-07 Lab: Wednesdays • 1:00pm – 4:25pm
Summer Term, Session II, 2020
Subjects: TBD
CRN 81955 SL. 6/29 -8/8/2020.  Wake 07 Lec.  Mondays, 1-5:40 pm
CRN 81954 SL. 7/1 -8/8/2020. Wake  07 Lec.   Wednesdays, 1-5:40 pm

Private lessons are available upon request:

Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1-4pm, 3 hours ideal

Mounting workshop: 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.

Monday, April 27, 10-2 pm.

Friday, May 8, 1-5pm.

INDIVIDUAL lesson, $95/hour
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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