Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an art background to take these courses?

No. I take a totally new approach to creating art, so an artist with western art background and a complete novice are essentially starting from the same place.

Which course should I start with?

The best place to start is my free overview course unless you are already familiar with the method from my YouTube channel. After the overview, the first real course is the Essentials for Learning Sumi-e Painting.

Do I have to have Japanese/Chinese ink painting supplies to start?

The first course – Essentials for Learning Sumi-e Painting – explains in detail the supplies needed.

How long do I have access to the course(s) I am enrolled in?

As long as the school is there! Basically, you have access to these courses indefinitely.

What is the cancellation policy?

After taking the free overview course, you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect in the paid lessons. For that reason, I don’t issue refunds (unless there are true extenuating circumstances).

What are the system requirements to successfully view the course videos?

It is recommended that you use Chrome, Mozilla or Edge browsers for an optimal experience when going through course material.