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Explorations in Watercolor with Satsuki Shibuya

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Saturday, April 8th 2017, 2pm-5pm
The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

Explore your inner creativity through watercolor with artist Satsuki Shibuya. Satsuki will go over basic watercolor techniques with a focus on intuition and exploration through abstract forms. Not limited to artists, this workshop is geared towards anyone seeking a new way of expressing themselves. To begin the class, Satsuki will explain abstract painting, demonstrate techniques, and allow students to familiarize themselves with the materials. The rest of the class will be spent learning different ways of approaching painting while utilizing the basic concepts of minimalism and a less-is-more mentality, with Satsuki on hand to to answer any questions and provide help. The class will wrap up with time to share favorite works with the group, as well as any experiences that were had along the way. You'll go home with a new practice for inspiring creativity and the materials that you worked with in class, plus a few works of art to add to your personal collection!

Please bring visuals that you would like to explore through painting and/or music that helps evoke something emotional or visual. All other materials will be provided.


"Amazing day with the soulful Satsuki Shibuya"

"Satsuki is a gem. She shared with us her process and mindful approach to painting and really encouraged us to go inwards and to paint from a meditative and intuitive state. I absolutely loved the experience."

"The Line and Poketo were gracious hosts, a perfect setting for the workshop."

"Getting my watercolor therapy thanks to Satsuki"

"I feel like I just came out of a 3 hour retreat. In reality, I was at Poketo Watercolor workshop with Satsuki and a room full of beautiful people learning how to let go, and let flow. Thank you Satsuki and Poketo for such a lovely, inspiring and restful afternoon."

Satsuki Shibuya
Painter, artist, and spiritual thinker Satsuki Shibuya is known for her trademark abstract minimalist style utilizing watercolor as a way of expressing intuition, energy, and spirit, while bridging the gap between the tangible and intangible. Through her approach towards painting and life, she has gained a following. She spoke about work-life balance at TYPO International, created pieces for Kinfolk Gatherings in Japan based on Wabi-Sabi, and had her inspirational quotes on life & spirituality shared by celebrity life coach Marie Forleo. She also exhibits her work internationally, and is featured in publications such as Kinfolk Magazine, Anthology Magazine, and Dwell.

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 381-7411

Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the Poketo store inside The Line Hotel. Valet parking is available at the hotel at a reduced rate of $12 for workshop attendees. Otherwise, there is offsite street parking available nearby.

In need of a little post-workshop R&R? Book a room online at with code: POK3515 and receive a very special Friends and Family rate from Poketo.

If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than one week prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email