Saturday, December 5, 2015

Had so much fun this year at the Sumi-e meeting/party on Thursday.  This year I decided to order paper lanterns for the group to paint.  It turned out great.  Everyone is so talented in this group.
Here are two of mine.  President of Sumi-e Society National Chapter.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Oriental brush painting workshop 2016 by Darlene Kaplan, Alexandria, VA

Just posted my workshop for 2016 in Alexandria, VA. Teaching oriental brush painting on rice paper using Chinese mineral colors.  Scheduled for August, 2016.  Please go to for all the details and forms.  Not too early to plan for next year.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Solo Art Exhibition "Nature's Journey" Darlene Kaplan's oriental art

 Solo art Exhibition "Nature's Journey"

Oriental brush paintings by Darlene Kaplan

at River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA 22308

Exhibition Dates:  October 1, 2015-January 5, 2016

You are cordially invited to join me for the ; 
Meet the Artist Reception
(Save the Date).. On November 15, Sunday from 1-4 pm

Location: River Farm 7931 East Boulevard Dr., Alexandria, VA
Free event and open to the public

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Darlene's Blog: oriental brush painting workshop

Darlene's Blog: oriental brush painting workshop: Oriental Brush Painting Workshop - 2015.  
6 Day workshop instructed by Darlene Kaplan .  Create your own masterpiece in the Lingnan sty...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

oriental brush painting workshop

Oriental Brush Painting Workshop - 2015
6 Day workshop instructed by Darlene Kaplan.

 Create your own masterpiece in the Lingnan style of Oriental Brush Painting.

                                DATES:    August 17 thru 22, 2015
                               TIMES:     10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
                   WHERE:  Soft Brush Studio, 4609 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310

Subjects will include birds, flowers, lotus, fish, insects, & waterfalls.

 Small Lunch & drink will be provided.  If you have any special dietary needs, please bring your own lunch.

PRICE:  $450.  Please make tuition check payable to Darlene Kaplan. Payment is due before August 5, 2015
You may register now to reserve your space. Please print, fill out registration form & mail along with payment to: 

Darlene Kaplan
4609 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
Space is limited.  First come basics.
Registration Form:





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Agreement & Terms: Please read carefully & sign

1.    No refunds 48 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop.  
2.    No recording allowed of the workshop during the demonstrations. 
3.    It is highly recommended that you bring a pad and pencil to take notes.  
4.    Please turn your phones off upon entering the art studio to get ready for a fun filled 6 days!!!

Artist Signature­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Please park on Craft Road, follow the sidewalk to the back entrance to Soft Brush Studio.

Out of Country/State students, I recommend lodging in Springfield, VA

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

next 6 weeks oriental art session

The next 6 weeks oriental brush painting classes start on March 6, from 1-3 pm.  Hopefully we don't get snowed out and have a make-up!!!
If you want to learn the art go to to register or call 703-922-4175 for questions.

Starting to take reservations for a tea tasting in May.  Keep it in mind and let me know if you are interested. You will love it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 Oriental Brush Painting Workshop

Soft Brush Studio is now accepting reservations for August 17-22, 2015 for the 6 Days workshop taught by master painter Darlene Kaplan of Alexandria, VA  Please go to for registration form or email for information.