Japanese Ink Painting Workshop: Sumi-e

Japanese ink painting for beginners

2 hours 1 to 13 label $75 or 4 payments of $18.75 Afterpay


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Come and learn to create beautiful Japanese ink art!

Sumi in Japanese means "ink" and e means "painting". Sumi-e uses various techniques of gradation, shading, bleeding, and blurring. Using different brush techniques, and different mixtures of water and ink, you can create gorgeous mountain scenery, forest vistas, and elegant bamboo stands!

Tomoko is a Japanese calligraphy artist based around Sydney and the Central Coast. She will be teaching the basics of sumi-e painting on traditional thin paper. Come and find out more!

This class is for adults, and children over 12 years old.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required
No knowledge of Sumi-e (or any painting skill) is required.
What to bring
Just yourself!
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.


Umina Beach, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 90km of Umina Beach for private classes

Your teacher
Tomoko Oka
Tomoko Oka


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Tomoko is a Japanese calligraphy artist, a miso maker and a language teacher based around Sydney and the Central Coast. Tomoko was born and grew up in Japan, and she have been living in Australia for about 6 years. Tomoko loves the beaches and natural landscapes here!

Tomoko loves sharing Japanese culture through Japanese calligraphy, miso making and Japanese language. She has conducted calligraphy workshops in schools and various venues in Sydney, the Central Coast and Melbourne, as well as giving demonstrations at karate dojos and at marketing events for private companies.

Tomoko also has a passion for traditional foods, running sushi and miso workshops. She is always keen to share her love of Japanese food!

If you have any interest in Japanese culture, or in trying new kinds of artwork, you might love my workshops! I look forward to meeting you : )


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• Jan 2020

She is very nice and welcoming. Very good and patient teacher who explains things step by step and shows us the correct technique. We will definitely come back to learn more!
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