Exhibition at Versailles from October 3 to 8, 2023

From Tuesday October 3 to Saturday October 7, 2023, come one, come all to the exhibition organized by the Association des Ateliers d’Artistes de Versailles (ATARVE) and the Mairie de Versailles, in the salons of the Town Hall of Versailles, including sumi-e by Alain Plaignaud. Further information at:

Exhibition in the salons of Versailles Town Hall

On Saturday October 7 and Sunday October 8, come and discover sumi-e by Alain Plaignaud at the School’s headquarters, 2 TER rue de Savoie 78000 Versailles France.
A tour of Versailles artists’ studios is proposed by ATARVE:

Presentation of the tour on the Mairie de Versailles website

Sumi-e at the Japan Day in Versailles, October 9, 2022

The International School of Sumi-e participates in the Cultural Day of Japan in Versailles, organized by the Momijigari association, on Sunday October 9, from 11 am to 6 pm, at the Maison de Quartier Porchefontaine in Versailles, 86 rue Yves le Coz.

Many other Japanese arts will also be demonstrated.

Free entrance.
Possibility to have lunch on the spot in a bento.

Sumi-e on display at the Paris Zen Dojo, on September 24, 2022

The International School of Sumi-e participates in the Open House of the Paris Zen Dojo, on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 2 pm to 7 pm.

Address of the dojo: 175, avenue de Tolbiac 75013 Paris

Come and visit the dojo, see sumi-e works on display, talk with the teacher Alain Plaignaud, and try sumi-e!

More information about the place

The Paris Zen Dojo website

Remote courses during lockdown

Lockdown against the coronavirus is lasting.

Classes continue remotely, by videoconference on the Zoom platform.
Students closely see the teacher while he is painting, from several simultaneous points of view, in order to best reproduce the conditions of a physical lesson (teacher’s sheet of paper seen from above, his hand seen from the side and his face seen from the front) and the model currently explained is displayed in a permanent manner. Students can select the image that is most useful to them at any given time.
The teacher supervises the students, who can present their work at any time for advice.

Opposite, an overview of Alain Plaignaud’s workshop transformed into a web studio.

Remote courses last shorter and are more frequent than physical seminars, one afternoon twice a week. Their list is on the Program page.