Nihonga Painting Workshop on November 6

Community Invited to Participate in Workshop at Dordt

Dordt will host a Nihonga Painting Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6. The workshop will be led by professionals who regularly work with Makoto Fujimara, Dordt’s November First Monday’s Speaker. The Nihonga painting process is a traditional Japanese painting method that incorporates various materials. After methodical grinding, pigments are glued onto the surface of a work.

“Any community member who is interested in learning a unique artistic technique would benefit from participation,” says Matt Drissell, associate professor of art at Dordt. “It is an inviting process that doesn’t require serious artistic skill—it merely requires an interest!”

This four-hour Nihonga workshop has spots set aside for 15 participants. Eight spots are reserved for Dordt art students, but seven are open to the public. There is a $25 workshop participation fee for non-student participants. 

For more information, please contact Matt Drissell at