Hanko Seal Carving (stamp making) Workshop with Junko Azukawa

Level: Beginner
Ages: This course is designed for adults
Requirements: Hanko carving requires good reading eyesight and finger grip


1 Day Workshop – Bookings open!

  • Date: Sunday, 20-Feb, 2022
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: MAC Glenferrie Studio (Level 1, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn)
  • Course fee: $130 inc. GST

Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a two-half hour Hanko Seal Carving workshop.

Junko Azukawa

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. 

In this workshop, students will learn about, design and carve their own Hanko stamp!

Junko Azukawa

This workshop requires concentration, good reading eyesight (please bring your glasses if you need them) and finger grip, as participants will be carving a small stone with a small chisel. 

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


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.


Enrolment details

Dates: Sunday, 20-Feb, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: MAC Glenferrie Studio (Level 1, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn)
Materials: All materials included
Course fee: $130 inc. GST


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    Student feedback

    “I would definitely recommend this course to others – Definitely, the relaxed friendly atmosphere and Junko’s knowledge. As an introductory course, the content was very good.  I also appreciated the tips and advice on technique given.  The ink and grindstone were good, and the opportunity to use two types of paper was good, it demonstrated how critical paper choice. This is my second class I have taken at Melbourne Art Class, I will continue to look out for courses.  I think the courses you run are great, thanks for doing so.” – Ken, 2018

    “Loved it! Can’t wait to come and do another course!” – Victoria, 2018

    “Overall experience was fantastic! We enjoyed it a lot and Junko showed us lots of interesting tricks too!  Would definitely sign up for another class again. Junko is a very talented artist and most importantly she knows how to teach and demonstrated the technique to the class many times until we fully understood it.  She pays attention to every student equally.” – Grace, 2018

    “Amazing how much was covered in such a short time! Enjoyed it and loved the Junko’s happy and calm way of presenting.” – Evelyn, 2018

    “I really enjoyed this class and Junko is such a lovely tutor.” – Ann, 2018