The Art of Asemic Writing



4-Week Class (8 hrs. Total)
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Live Class on Zoom

Asemic writing is markings whether it be scribbles, scratches, brush strokes, symbols or stitching that resemble handwritten words and sentences, but have no recognizable content, words or meaning. They are simply visual elements often used in mixed media and abstract artwork. The nature of asemic writing often results in patterns, therefore can be a way of incorporating texture to artwork. 

The process of Asemic writing takes us back to the primitive and child like scribbles before we learned how to write, helping us tap into our innate artistic nature. Because of its rhythmic and repetitive process, it can also be a mindful and meditative practice.

Join me as we explore a variety of techniques utilizing different writing tools as well as explore different writing methods to shift the feel and look of your asemic writing. You will then use your pieces as collage material to pull together to create an abstract piece. All art experience welcome. Adults 18+

Below is a list of materials you will need for this class.

If you are unable to make any of the classes, no worries, I will be recording each session so they will be available for later viewing during the duration of the class, plus a week after the class has ended.

This class is available to take as a Non-Zoomer Option (See below for more information).

Please select Attend Live OR Non-Zoomer option below before adding this workshop to your cart.


Materials You Will Need

  • 9 x 12 in. 90-98 lb. Watercolor paper or Canson XL Mix Media Pad
  • 9 x 12 in. 140 lb. Watercolor paper
  • Brown paper bag
  • Watercolor paint or Pan set
  • Acrylic paint (Variety of colors + Black & White)
  • Matte medium (or Mod Podge)
  • Putty spreader, squeegee or roller
  • Paint Brushes (Round, vanity sizes, #12 or #10 and #4 AND Flat brush)
  • Chinese Kanji Brushes (Optional)
  • Brush Pen (Black) Pentel Pocket Brush Pen OR equivalent
  • Colored Pencils
  • Uni-ball Signo White OR #8 White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Pigma Micron Black Pen .35mm OR Stabilo Black .88
  • Dual Calligraphy Pen (Black) 
  • Embroidery floss or craft thread and needle OR Thread & needle
  • Xacto knife or scissors
  • cutting mat (optional)
  • metal ruler OR metal edge to use for cutting
  • Cup for water for brushes
  • painters tape
  • Palette Knife
  • White Gesso
  • Hairdryer

Non-Zoomer Option

Non-Zoomer Option
Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of using Zoom? Don’t have a computer with video & audio? Or you just would prefer not to attend an online class live?
No worries. I realize that the whole tech stuff can be a huge learning curve for many and can be overwhelming. It’s more important to me that this class is available to everyone on different levels, so you have a Non-Zoomer Option to take this class.

Email Recordings: You don’t need to attend any of the Zoom classes LIVE, but instead you have the option to take the class by watching the recordings that will be emailed to you after each class has ended. You will receive all the same PDFs of lessons and instructions. You will also be able to email me with any questions about the project and techniques. Recordings will be available for viewing online for the duration of the class, plus a week after the last class has ended. 

“ I participated in Lisa’s Wabi Sabi class as a “Non-Zoomer” and for me it couldn’t have been more successful. I work from home in the company of two noisy dogs. Not a good prescription for a Zoom class. I found that participating as a Non-Zoomer, more than met my needs. I was able to enjoy each of the classes on my own time and at my own pace. 

Lisa’s communication skills in introducing the materials available to assemble our collages, and her demonstrations on how to apply the materials used, left no question unanswered.
The Wabi Sabi class was very inspirational and it was Lisa’s teaching skills that made it such a success. Thank You! – Patricia

Online Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy

This class is not confirmed unless a minimum of 5 attendees sign-up. A full refund is provided for cancellations made up to 5 days before online class begins. If cancellation is received after 5 days prior to the starting date, a $20 processing fee will be retained. Sorry no refunds once the class has begun. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop/class if required. Should this happen, you would have the choice of a refund or transferred to a future workshop/class of your choice.