Japanese Ink Painting (sumi-e) ‘Ongoing’ Workshop with Junko Azukawa

11 August 2024
Sunday, 2pm - 4:30pm - Union Studio


15th September 2024
Sunday, 2pm - 4:30pm - Union Studio


Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a 2.5-hour Japanese ink painting workshop. Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds.

$145

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Description


Level: Beginner *
Ages: This course is designed for adults
* Requirements: This workshop is for students who have attended a workshop or short course with Junko previously, as she will building upon the foundational skills learned in beginners classes.

August Workshop 

  • Date: Sunday 11th August 2024
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Location: MAC Union Studio (Level 1, 85 Union Street, Armadale)
  • Course fee: $145 incl. GST

September Workshop 

  • Date: Sunday 15th September 2024
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Location: MAC Union Studio (Level 1, 85 Union Street, Armadale)
  • Course fee: $145 incl. GST

 

 

Welcome to Melbourne Art Class, where we are thrilled to announce an exclusive three-hour Japanese ink painting workshop hosted by the award-winning Sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa. Immerse yourself in the ancient art of Japanese brush painting, where tradition meets creativity.

In this workshop, participants will discover the meditative practice of Sumi-e, a profound journey beyond brush strokes. Traditionally centred around natural subjects like flowers and birds, Japanese ink painting transcends mere visuals to offer a holistic experience. The experience of Sumi-e brings a sense of peace and harmony to the artist, and finished artworks are created to arouse the same sense of joy and tranquillity in the viewer.

Junko Azukawa, a distinguished artist with accolades from both Japan and Australia, brings her expertise to guide participants through the intricate world of Sumi-e. Each student will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of models provided by Junko, working individually on one or two subjects during the workshop.

Discover the essence of Sumi-e with an artist whose work, including the renowned “Bamboo Grove and the Dragonfly,” graces the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Victoria. Join us for a unique artistic experience that goes beyond the canvas, leaving you inspired and connected to the ancient art of Japanese ink painting. Don’t miss this opportunity to create your own masterpiece under the guidance of an award-winning master. Secure your spot now!

All materials are provided, and workshop places are limited to ensure one-on-one tuition.


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Bamboo, Junko Azukawa

11 August 2024
Sunday, 10am -1pm - Union Studio


15th September 2024
Sunday, 10am -1pm - Union Studio


Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds. Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three-hour Japanese ink painting workshop.


$145

Hanko Carving, Junko Azukawa (Japanese Ink, Sumi-e)

1st September 2024
Sunday, 1pm - 3:30pm - Union Studio


Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three hour Hanko Seal Carving workshop. Lovers of traditional Japanese art will be familiar with the red stamp or seal often seen on paintings or documents. This seal is used in place of a signature and forms an important part of traditional Japanese culture. 


$155

Japanese calligraphy Shodo with Junko Azukawa

30th June 2024
Sunday, 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Union Studio


In this Workshop, you will learn various brush techniques, calligraphy styles, stroke order and balance of Japanese characters as well as the history of calligraphy and the meaning of Japanese characters so you don't need to know any Japanese to begin.


$145

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What you'll learn

Grind their own ink using stone

Mix different shades of ink

Learn how to hold the brush

Explore painting with an empty mind

Experiment creating different brushstrokes

Create traditional images

Requirements


* This workshop is for students who have attended a workshop or short course with Junko previously, as she will building upon the foundational skills learned in beginners classes.