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Sumi-e Painting - In Person Workshop

Japanese Ink with Junko Azukawa


by Kami

Next Available: Sat, 30 Jan 10:00AM (AEDT) (1 more date) (Private Dates Available)
2 hours
Over 20 people have attended this class
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Junko Azukawa is renowned for her Sumi Painting and Japanese Calligraphy. We fell in love with her work the first time we saw it. Junko will host and teach this 2 hour Sumi-e Ink class.

You will learn basic Sumi-e painting strokes for traditional subjects like bamboo, flower or dragonfly. During the session, you will perfect one of the subjects taught for the week  and create your own masterpiece towards the end of the lesson under Junko's guidance.

Our class is intentionally small so that everyone gets our undivided attention.

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

If you would like to take this lesson with your family member, all you have to do is to buy an extra brush and join us. 

The respective class subject we will focus on: 

30 Jan 2021 - Peony

20 Feb 2021 - Cherry Blossom 

Please note : this is a Sumi-e Painting and not a Shodo Class.

Note : Minimum 8 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

What to bring
  • Material Kit - Weasel hair Brush, calligraphy rice paper, Ink Stone, Ink Stick or bottle of Ink
  • Bottle of Water
  • 1 piece of 50x50cm felt cloth & line the table to avoid ink stain
What to wear

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

Appropriate for

Adults and Kids (minimum age 14 )



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Refund Policy

Kami requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Kami to organise a refund or transfer

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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 .


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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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28 November 2020 • Sumi-e Painting - In Person Workshop

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.


06 November 2020 • Sumi-e Painting - In Person Workshop

Excellent lessons, such patience and quality guidance. I recommend joining next time there is an opportunity.


18 October 2020 • Sumi-e Painting - In Person Workshop

This was a wonderful session. Very accessible. Junko is so talented and makes it look very simple but also does so well at explaining the approach. So enjoyable!

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