Japanese Ink Painting Workshop
from AU$120.00/head

Sumi-e Painting - 14th or 20th Nov 21

Japanese Ink with Junko Azukawa

Next Available: Sat
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours
Group Size: 6 - 10
Over 50 people have attended this class


Sumi-e Painting 

Of all its artistic traditions of Japan we find the understated art of Sumi-e to be our favourite.  Dating back as far as the mid-14th century, clean aesthetics combine with a single palette, turning white-space into part of the finished painting.  It's a timeless form of art deeply rooted at seeing the essence of the subject.


Join our Sumi-e workshops in our  studio, and fall in love with this deeply affirming art form and learn the basic strokes for traditional subjects like bamboo, peony, cherry blossoms or koi


14 Nov 2021 - Cherry Blossom 

20 Nov 2021 - Birds 

Each workshop allows you to practice one of the subjects taught for the week and create your own masterpiece towards the end of the lesson under Junko's guidance and an intentionally intimate format so that everyone can join in and actively participate.


Participants of Kami's Sumi-e Painting workshops will be familiar with the talent and passion Junko Azukawa offers during these classes:


“This was a wonderful class. Junko is a delightful, and engaging teacher. The class was fun and instructive and it was really nice to work with ink - my first time. Of course - she made it all look so effortless and easy. I recommend it.” - Joelle

“The Sumi-e Painting workshop today was delivered in a way that was easy to understand and the facilitator provided space for questions and comments. I found it easy to follow and I have learned some basic techniques to use that I will use. Loved the delivery of the equipment as well. Love my brushes, ink and rice paper. Thank you to the team.” - Evelyn


If you would like to take this lesson with a friend or family member, just buy an extra brush and join us.


Knowledge Required:


Perfect for beginners and is a great indoor activity idea for individuals, couples, groups of friends and kids (minimum 14 years old).


Minimum 7 students for us to run the workshop otherwise we will reschedule

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What you will learn

  • How to make and use different Sumi-e Ink tones
  • How to control brush pressure and rhythm
  • Introduction to traditional subjects : Bamboo, Koi or Dragonfly to practice strokes

What you will get

  • Your own Sumi-e Painting with your subject preference
Parking Info

Option 1 : Park outside our studio (building in grey on the left)  towards the construction site on the right

Option 2 : Coles Parking

We are about 2 mins walk from Coles Supermarket (fitzroy)  

Option 3 : Street Parking

Fitzroy parking inspectors are vigilant. A great way to pay is via the PayStay app . It lets you pay for the time you spend in the parking bay without worrying about having coins handy.

What to bring

  • Their patience and enthusiasm

What to wear

Apron or wear dark colored clothing (to avoid ink stain)

Appropriate for

Adults and Kids (minimum age 14 )


(95 Reviews)

Kami offers our customers the largest range of Specialty Paper in Australia. In our studio, we customise our hand-bound paper products; Journals, Albums, Guestbooks and Cards to suit your preference and for different occasions. We take pride in favouring archival, sustainable and fair trade paper for our products. 

We continue to work closely with our creative communities to innovate and share products that bring joy and utility to everyday life. 

You can find our concept shop nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s creative community (Fitzroy) surrounded by charming cafes and boutiques or at the comfort of your home when you shop online www.kamipaper.com.au

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5.0 (16 reviews)
JOELLErated it
28 Aug 2021
This class was a reminder about being still and in the moment. It was held online in the challenging circumstances of lockdown. It was beautiful. A chance to create and de-stress. Thank you so much to Junko- our wonderful teacher- and Jean - for making this class happen online and navigating all the logistics. Huge gratitude!
Rurirated it
28 Aug 2021
Junko san was so kind and taught us different techniques in clear instructions by using different angle cameras. Not only teaching us techniques but also telling us the stories of her deep love towards calligraphy and sumie as an artist was so impressed. Jean was really helpful and well organized to connect instructor and participants.
Justinrated it
22 Jun 2021
A great fun course with a nice little take away painting at the end.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Kami or organised by Kami must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Kami .


I agree to give Kami unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Kami classes and events or on Kami 's premises. (For use of Kami marketing materials).


Kami requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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