Report: workshop and presentation

English and Japanese

We had a such a wonderful time to share the beauty and joy of this art form with the members of League of Milwaukee Artists on October 8th, in Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

We did a presentation and a workshop about Ink wash painting (Sumisaiga) and Japanese Calligraphy last weekend about its history in Japan, origins in China, and the philosophy of this art form.

We had many questions during the presentation and we heard positive feedback from the members about the workshop. Thanks again, League of Milwaukee Artists, for this wonderful opportunity!






We shared the joy and beauty of this art form, Sumisaiga and Japanese Calligraphy with the member of League of Milwaukee…

NortonShigematsuさんの投稿 2016年10月12日(水)


What is Ink wash painting?

Simply the painting of flowers and fish with Ink?

Well, there is much more to it. We will guide you to the deeper world of this beautiful art form.

Through exploring the aesthetics, techniques, and concepts of this art form we will broaden your artistic knowledge and ability.

Please join us as we step into the world of Eastern Art!

Saturday, October 8th

From 12:30 – 3:30 pm

At Cardinal Stritch University, Stein Art Building, 6801 N. Yates Road, Fox Point WI
Hosted by League of Milwaukee Artists

Instructor: Cole Norton

Cole Norton is a painter and art educator who has shown work at various venues in the Milwaukee area (Var Gallery, MIAD, Boerner Botanical Gardens). His Ink wash work is currently on display at Easy Tyger restaurant and Izumi’s restaurant.

Cole studies under master artist, Hakuro, who is originally from China, and now resides in Tokyo, Japan. Cole is currently teaching figure drawing at MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design)