Testimonials

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Wednesday class, October 2018
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Students’ paintings! Critique on the last day of the term.

Bette S. of Ojai, CA

“I have been taking Chinese Brush Painting and Meditation from Suemae Lin Willhite since January, 2013. With no prior formal art training, I’ve been delighted by what a joyful process it’s been to start from making “Happy Dots”  with a brush and ink, to learn Chinese calligraphy, and then explore brush  painting subjects including bamboo, orchid, butterfly and lotus with Chinese  watercolors.  Suemae has such infectious energy and a genuine love of her art form.  Each class begins with a meditation led by Suemae, setting an  atmosphere of peaceful spirit which invites the flow of creative energy.  She demonstrates each step of the lessons, and then works individually with each   student at whatever level they may be.”
“How fortunate we are to have such an  authentic teacher who lives by the principles of the art she is passing on to others!”
“I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning
an ancient art that requires discipline and practice yet gives back a relaxing, rewarding experience.”


Donna of Colorado
“Chinese  calligraphy class and Suemae are a gift to our community. I think we are so fortunate to have a master from Taiwan at SBCC. Some of the benefits of practicing calligraphy include: Learning a meditative skill, Personal discipline, Developing an understanding and appreciation of Chinese language and culture. ”


Lizzie of Northridge, CA
“Suemae’s class allows her students to fully experience and appreciate the beautiful and classic art of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting! Also, she provides historical background to this art form that enriches the students’ experience.”