Japanese Ink Art Workshop

Learn traditional Japanese ink painting techniques in Melbourne!



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 12

label $125 (or 4 payments of $31.25 Afterpay)

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) is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

Only one vaccinated parent / guardian allowed in our space at any given time.

Parents / guardians to wait outside at pick up and drop off times.

Children in year 3 and over are required to wear a mask.
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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Kim Gordon Feb 2022


Junko is the most fantastic teacher - funny, quirky and very engaging! I could not recommend this class more highly. It was a fantastic, fun-filled introduction to the surprisingly challenging art of Japanese Ink Painting. I now have a new-found respect for this subtle, meditative art - Junko truly is a master of this beautiful art form!

Charlotte Cole Feb 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a fantastic experience, the teaching style informative and patient. I came away with a piece of art that I felt so proud of. The experience was so positive I bought a starter kit and am looking forward to continuing to learn this art form.

Kirsti Assendelft Feb 2022


The instructor was very knowledeable, patient, and kind. I feel like I learned a lot in a very short period of time. Would highly recommend!

Shirley Kumar Feb 2022


Everything about this class, from our teacher, the location, materials etc were all 10/10.

It was so interesting learning a Japanese technique. Just humbled by this experience itself.

Thank you so very much

Japanese Ink Art Workshop review by Shirley Kumar

Roni Greenwood Feb 2022


The teacher was a marvel to watch, very easy going and moved around to make sure we're all learning and enjoying ourselves.
We had an endless supply of ink and rice paper, many of her paintings to use as reference / inspiration. They have us a break in the middle and offered some water.
It was a lot of fun!

Rochelle Condon Feb 2022


Best fun, learnt amazing brush techniques and was thrilled with the whole experience. Thank you for being so generous teaching us all how to approach each technique. The stamps made it very special and the folder to take the art work home in was the icing on the cake ,

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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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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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