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Distance learning now available

Click here to learn more about distance learning at Laughing Waters Studio.

For the extended present there are no in-studio classes planned at Laughing Waters Studio.

Instead brush painter Bob Schmitt is offering a menu of options from online video lessons with email critiques to one-on-one in studio consults.

Click here for pdf of current instructional offerings.

a Chinese brush with a Minnesota spirit

bob in silhouetteBob Schmitt, brush painter and teacher, has been using ink and brush in the manner of Asian brush painters for over 50 years. He has trained professionally since 1998 in the study and practice of traditional Chinese landscape painting and calligraphy with Hong Zhang, a Chinese painting master from Shanghai who resides in Minneapolis. He also has studied with Chinese painting masters, Lok Tok and Yitong Lok of Toronto, Canada since 1995. Bob lives and works in his studio/home Laughing Waters Studio, a stone’s throw from Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis.

Explore these pages for

• examples of Bob’s painting

• distance learning

• opportunities to study with Bob

• examples of his graphic design

• and to shop for cards and prints of his work

• upcoming events

Contact Bob