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SOLD OUT: Jookender: Watercolor Master Class with Sumiyo Toribe

Join us for a one of a kind Watercolor Master Class with Sumiyo Toribe. Adults and children 14+ welcome. Please RSVP online by making a $25 deposit. If we get 10+ people, the cost of this workshop remains at $25 and you owe nothing. If we get 6-10 people, your class will cost $35 dollars, so you would need to bring $10 more bucks to the class, and if we have 5 or less people - the cost of class will be $45 per person, so you would need to bring $20 more for the class (in CASH). Organizer (Sasha) is not included in these calculations. So, we need so many people, besides Sasha. 

Sumiyo will need to know in advance if you're coming, so you have to make this deposit, if you're planning to come. If you cannot make it - let us know a.s.a.p., but no later than 3 days prior to the class and your deposit will be fully refunded. 

Please, do not hesitate to bring your Bottle and food for the Potluck Dinner. The class lasts approximatelly 2 hours, but nothing holds us from spending more quality time together, as a group of enthusiasts. Any questions? text or email Sasha 508.951.3944  

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About the class:

This class teaches students dynamic and expressive watercolor techniques through the beautiful nature of four seasons.

The energy and liveliness of nature expressed in each painting uses wet-on-wet, wet on dry, dry brush, masking, spattering and scrape-out techniques. The paintings are analyzed and explained using terms from the fundamentals of color and design. Each season starts with 5″x7″ paper and a simple design that gradually progresses and advances to the size of 22″x30″. The class is suitable for beginner to experienced watercolor painter. 

About the artist: 

Sumiyo Tribe - Watercolor ArtistSumiyo Toribe was born in Kyoto, Japan during September 1973. Toribe studied art throughout her education, but began painting seriously when she joined the graduate painting program at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1996. She currently resides in central Massachusetts. She has been teaching college art courses since 1999. Her works have been published in several magazines and newspapers and been featured on local television. Most recently Toribe has completed the art book Painting by Lyrics with lyricist Mark Stevens. Awards include the Outstanding Achievement Award (1998) and Outstanding Alumna Award (2004) from Savannah College of Art and Design and the Award of Merit from the exhibit National Art Encounter in Naples, FL (2012). A 2010 grant from Worcester Arts Council resulted in the watercolors and exhibit Worcester Sketchbook. She is a highly rated seller at the online marketplaces and She produced one painting a day between August 2009 and September 2013 and posts her painting process and tutorials on the YouTube channel, She participates in several juried art shows throughout the year. All upcoming events and related links can be found on the official website,

Toribe expresses her daily experience through watercolor, sumi ink, and oil paint. The work is variously sized. The outcome of her work is between expressive and impressionistic, abstract and representational, and western and eastern influences can be detected. She enjoys exploring and experimenting with medium, form and concept. The subject matter varies from figurative to landscape to floral. Recent thoughts and ideas are focused more towards her home country of Japan. Toribe’s watercolor technique is known to be new and unique; using the flow of water to make spontaneous marks and a lively flow of energy.


SOLD OUT: Jookender: Watercolor Master Class with Sumiyo Toribe