Online Zoom Class, January 20, 2022, 12-6 PM, Washington DC Time/USA E.S.T.


Suminagashi means floating ink, which is how this beautiful and early method of paper marbling was known as. The free-flowing ink rings are reminiscent of tree rings, floating silk and patterns found in nature. Developed in Japan as early as the 12th century, this medium was kept secret and reserved for members of the royal court and was used to authenticate valuable documents, prevent forgery, and delight the eyes when poetry was painted on top of it.


My technique is a modern and easily applied version of this old art, adapted for artists and lovers of beautiful things in our current times. In this class we will be using pigmented inks, fine sturdy paper, and other items usually found around the home. Students will learn to create small masterpieces of flowing art, that can in turn be used as a base for future projects such as book binding, journaling, greeting cards, drawing paper, fancy poetry/writing paper, or just left and enjoyed on its own. Create fantastic gifts for yourself and others.

Suminagashi- Floating Ink, January 10, 2022

  • The supply list will be emailed to you after registration.

  • To register you must pay in full. Four days before the start of the start date of class you may cancel, a $30 cancellation fee will be kept. After this period, there are no refunds for the class.