Instructors & Education

Mike Lane

Mike teaches Asian ink and watercolor painting for multi-levels.  Visit the Gallery for more information about Mike. Register for classes at Titustown Visual Art Center, Norfolk Department of Parks & Recreation,

Joe Nicholas

Joe believes that to achieve effective artistic expression in brush painting, requires a sound foundation in brush handling. Consequently, Joe's focus is on brush technique, including control of moisture and ink and/or color.

Classes offered at Prime Plus Norfolk Senior Center, 625-5857.

Contact info:

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Norene Spencer

Traditional style sumi-e techniques with an emphasis on the theory that less is more. Beginner to Intermediate.

Contact Norene for demonstrations, workshops or classes.

Classes offered at at Norfolk Botanical Garden,

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Classes on beginning to advanced sumi-e painting are offered by the Blue Heron Chapter or member artists throughout the year at the following locations:

Adult Learning Center of Virginia Beach,
Norfolk Botanical Gardens,
Norfolk Prime Plus Senior Center,
Titustown Visual Arts Center, Norfolk Department of Parks & Recreation,