Japanese Ink Painting (sumi-e) Short Course with Junko Azukawa

This course is open to complete beginners and intermediate artists. Our classes are limited to ensure one-on-one tuition, and all materials are included in the course fee.

$275

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Description


Level: Beginner / All skill levels
Ages: This course is designed for adults
(Students aged 15 -17 who are studying art may be able to attend, please contact us to discuss suitability)

March 3-week Short Course

  • Dates: Wednesdays; 15th, 22nd, 29th March, 2023
  • Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
  • Location: MAC Glenferrie Studio (Level 1, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn)
  • Course fee: $275 incl. GST

Award-winning Japanese Ink (sumi-e) artist and teacher, Junko Azukawa, will guide you through painting four traditional images that contain the basic strokes that every sumi-e artist masters: The Four Gentlemen.

The Four Gentlemen is a collective noun for four plants.

They represent the four seasons and originated in Chinese art in the 960s AD. Many neighbouring countries, including Japan, adopted the four gentlemen into their traditional art practises.

Beginner sumi-e artists focus on The Four Gentlemen because of their refined beauty, and the fundamental brushstrokes used to create them.

This course is open to complete beginners and intermediate artists. Our classes are limited to ensure one-on-one tuition, and all materials are included in the course fee.

What you'll learn

how to paint Orchid

how to paint Bamboo

how to paint Chrysanthemum

how to paint Plum blossom

how to Grind Japanese ink using stone

how to Mix different shades of ink

how to Hold the brush

how to Explore painting with an empty mind

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