Hsi-Mei Yates Workshop – Saturday Feb. 20, 1-4 pm

Hsi-Mei will be conducting a 3-hour workshop on Zoom free for all NCAC members with current 2021 membership. Non-members will be eligible for this workshop after submitting new membership application and a $20 annual fee (see detail on “Join Us” tab on this website). To sign up for the workshop and receive the handouts and materials list, please RSVP to Robin Frosh at rdffrog1@verizon.net (note the double f’s on email address). Zoom invitations will be emailed to those who have signed up 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop.


Hsi-Mei’s Sumi-e and watercolor style are observe from life and then use art to celebrate nature’s beauties. She was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She has a love for nature and had an affinity for art since early childhood. Her skills led her to be hired as a designer by the China Art Company, known internationally for its exquisite hand-painted ceramics.Hsi-Mei further developed and refined her techniques and  painting skill through individual study and  under the tutelage of many renowned Chinese artists. She studied the br stroke of the flowers and the birds with Chao Sung- Ch’uan (趙松泉) and Tu Teng -Yin (杜簦吟, Landscapes with Shu Feng-Nan (蘇峯南), Bamboo teacher Chung Shou- jen(鍾壽仁). In 1983 Hsi-Mei entered the United States and the continue her art adventures. She has taught in Washington state, North Carolina, Texas, Maryland and Virginia for over 30 years.

You can find her work in North Carolina at handscapes gallery. She has a studio in the Old Town Fredericksburg called Liberty Town Arts Workshops studio 23. www.libertytownarts.com



Art Online Workshops & Virtual Classes


Joan Lok

Joan Lok discussed the Chinese Red Ink Paste (Yin Ni), including its ingredients, how to store it, and the three most famous brands.
You can see her video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m7nepZws3oQ

Joan has also converted her workshops into online learning. The painting process is broken down into easy-to-follow videos where you can pause, go practice, and watch again.
For Joan Lok’s Art Online Workshop, please go to https://joanlokart.thinkific.com/


Oriental Brush Strokes


Charlene M. Fuhrman-Schulz

Charlene teaches Traditional Chinese Brush Painting and Contemporary Watercolors

For future workshops and demonstrations, please go to


Website: http://www.orientalbrushstrokes.com or

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Oriental.BrushStrokes?ref=hl

Fine Art America: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/charlene-fuhrman-schulz.html

VIDA: http://shopvida.com/collections/charlene-fuhrman-schulz

Elan article – see page 48: http://digitaleditions.sheridan.com/publication/?i=308684

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. 





Members and their art at Susan Frame’s workshop in 2019