Japanese Ink Art Workshop

Learn traditional Japanese ink painting techniques in Melbourne!



3 hours Class size 1 to 12     label $125

Looking for unique Melbourne activities that will tap into your creative side? Learn traditional Japanese ink painting techniques at Gloworm Studios.

Traditional Japanese calligraphy and Sumie painting artists are able to paint expressive poetry and vivid scenes of nature using only the various tones of black Sumi ink and brush techniques.

In this Melbourne workshop, you will learn to make and use different sumi-e ink tones and brush techniques to create traditional Japanese ink paintings on rice paper.

During the workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to make ink and use materials
  • Understand ink tone, basic brush strokes and rhythm
  • Understand composition techniques used in traditional Japanese painting
  • Learn how to be creative in the moment
  • Experience a meditative process in the art

You will leave this unique workshop with a range of new Japanese ink painting skills and your own creations from the day.


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get
  • All materials provided including aprons, paper, brush, ink stick, inkpot, water containers and mat.
  • Whatever you create on the day is yours to take home.
What to bring
Wear casual, comfortable clothing and just bring your creativity and a willingness to learn.
 

Junko Azukawa (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

11 Railway Place, Fairfield VIC

Your teacher
Junko Azukawa

Junko Azukawa

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Junko Azukawa grew up in Toyama, Japan at the base of the central Japanese Alps, a region famous for the natural beauty of its landscape.

She started learning traditional Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) at the age of five and has experienced the vast possibilities that calligraphy and Japanese ink painting (Sumie) can express with just simple monotone brush strokes.

Since becoming a resident of Melbourne, Australia in 2005, Junko has brought her unique artistic talents and outlook to the Australian art scene. She started teaching Japanese calligraphy and painting with children and adults at numerous schools and organisations and also exhibited at a number of galleries in Australia and Japan.

One of her artwork is now in the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection. She is also sought after in commercial design work for her skilful brushwork from bottle label and package design to restaurant mural.




Your host
Gloworm Studios
Gloworm Studios

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Gloworm Studios is a unique art school located in the heart of Fairfield. It was opened in 2016 by artist Marianna Marx. Our programs specialise in painting, drawing and illustration for children and adults. Gloworm Studios is a warm and nurturing environment where artists both young and young at heart are invited to immerse themselves in their creativity and imagination.

We offer a range of classes including before and after school classes for kids, school holidays programs, life drawings, drawing and painting workshops and courses for adults, corporate workshops and workshops led by local artists and designers.

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Julia Aug 2021


Teacher was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.
Could not rate this class high enough.
Will definitely come back with bells and whistles.

Mary Marx Aug 2021


What a fabulous way to spend a Sunday afternoon in this lovely sunny studio! The teacher was very knowledgeable, very approachable, very patient and helped to guide us in making some beautiful Japanese art. We were a mixed group from beginners to accomplished artists and everyone created something amazing. Would highly reccomend this class.

Elana Berton Aug 2021


It was a great class, the teacher was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I was able to make some great pieces by the end! So it was rewarding

Annie Quail Aug 2021


An afternoon trip to Japan! Such a joy to visit gloworm studios and play with brushstrokes under the gentle, entertaining and inspiring guidance of lovely Junko.
Thank you all.
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