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.
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)
June Workshop Details
Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three-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.
There is much more to creating an image during the process of Japanese ink painting; it is also meditative practice.
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 is an award-winning artist. She has exhibited widely in Japan and Australia, and her work, Bamboo Grove and the dragonfly, is in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Victoria.
All materials are provided, and the workshop is limited to ten students to ensure one-on-one tuition.
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
If you can’t make it this time please provide us with your details and we will keep you informed regarding upcoming courses
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