Introduction to Japanese Ink Art with Junko Azukawa

Introduction to Japanese Ink Painting

with Junko Azukawa

Over 10 people have attended this class


Junko will show you how to: grind and prepare your own Sumi ink, make and use different Sumi ink tones and learn brush techniques to create traditional Japanese ink painting (Sumi-e) on Washi paper made from the mulberry tree. Learn to feel and capture the meaning of objects from nature with your interpretation, then express the objects variously with brush pressure, rhythm, tones and confidence in your strokes.  

You'll not only learn brush stroke techniques but also experience the whole process gaining an understanding of the history of Japanese ink painting, what it represents and how to express yourself through your work.

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What you will learn

  • You will learn how to make Sumi ink and use the traditional materials, while gaining an understanding of ink tone, basic brush strokes, and the importance of rhythm

What you will get

  • Students will not only learn the techniques required to practice this art style, but experience the calmness and meditative process of the art

What to bring

  • Materials supplied and some materials available to buy for furthering your practice.

What to wear

Apron or art smock, clothes you don’t mind getting ink on accidentally.

Appropriate for

Open to everyone

YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub

(288 Reviews)

YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub is a  contemporary creative space in the middle of Healesville.  It’s about ‘the Arts’, excellence, inspiration & learning.

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Your Teacher

Junko is a master of ink painting with many years experience teaching the technique to students. She is gracious and generous with her guidance, enabling students to create beautiful works of art in an afternoon.

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5.0 (5 reviews)
Lucyrated it
12 May 2024
The class was beautiful, Junko was a great teacher and YAVA was a lovely friendly space ☺️
Aprilrated it
12 Jun 2022
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Karenrated it
12 Jun 2022
Great class, the tutor Junko is lovely and engaged well with her students, and a great group of people, thank you :-)
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No changes will be allowed after these times.

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Useful Info:

Disabled access is available at the rear of YAVA, enter via Furmston Lane.  Otherwise suggested parking locations are:

- Shopping Centre carpark (3 hours)

- Furmston Lane (all day parking)

- River St Carpark (all day parking, access via Green St)

- Taber Lane (all day parking)

- other street parking, just check the signs.

Find us from the main street, near the pedestrian crossing, up the stairs in between Country Smart and Miss Spelt (see our balcony upstairs)

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