Japanese Ink Painting (sumi-e) Advanced Workshop with Junko Azukawa

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

September Workshop – Enrolling now

  • Date: Saturday 9-Nov, 2019
  • Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $120 incl. GST

Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three-hour Japanese ink advanced painting workshop.

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

Junko Azukawa

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.

Junko Azukawa

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.

During this practical course, students will:

  • 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

Junko will bring many models for the student to choose from and each student will work on one or two subjects individually.

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.


Enrolment details

Dates: Saturday 9-Nov, 2019
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All materials included
Course fee: $120 incl. 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