Drawing as Seeing & the Acceptance of Chaos: A Sumi Ink Wash Drawing Workshop with Heather McLaughlin

Sat, November 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$40 plus a $10 material fee

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Drawing as Seeing & the Acceptance of Chaos: A Sumi Ink Wash Drawing Workshop with Heather McLaughlin

Drawing is a way of seeing, a way of understanding, and an exercise. This drawing workshop will focus on pleinair (on-sight) observational drawing with the beautiful and chaotic material: sumi ink. The ink is an excellent tool to capture light and shapes, as compared to the way pencils and pens lead themselves to contours and patterns. This special ink has rich, deep blacks that are easy to swoon over. During this 4 hour workshop students will complete multiple small drawings. We will cover techniques for recording scale, light and shapes while practicing pleinair drawing skills and increase our understanding and mastery of the sumi ink medium.

Heather McLaughlin was born next to the Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore Maryland and relocated to Red Lodge Montana, on the north border of Yellowstone Park, in 1991. After high school, she continued west to Portland Oregon and continued her studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she completed her Bachelors of Fine Art with a focus in traditional Printmaking in 2005.  She served on the board of Flight 64 Studio (a Member-run Print Studio) from 2008 until 2014. She currently manages the Printmaking Studio at PNCA in addition to teaching classes in the Continuing Education program. In addition to her art, Heather is a performer and production assistant, her main project is ROTTIES. Visit Heather’s website at hardcoremermaid.com

COST:  $40 plus a $10 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.)

BRING: Please wear clothes that you will be comfortable in outdoors that you do not mind getting art materials on. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided in the Lodge.


All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for adults. 12 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542


The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644





This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwester.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.


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