Learn Sumi-e Painting - Ink Painting

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Learn Sumi painting techniques with Junko Azukawa



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 15

label $50 - $130 or 4 payments of $12.50 - $32.50 Afterpay
($50 for Class only, no box, $130 for Class and box)



This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Japanese Ink Painting (SUMI-E)

We are so excited to invite Junko to host and teach in our next live streaming workshop. Junko Azukawa is renowned for her Sumi Painting and Japanese Calligraphy. We fell in love with her work the first time we saw it.

You will learn basic Sumi painting strokes for traditional subjects like bamboo, flower, or a dragonfly. During the session, you will perfect one of the above subjects of your choice 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.

The respective class subject :

17 Oct - Bamboo and Dragonfly
28 Nov - Koi Fish and Goldfish

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


Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get in your craft box
- Rice paper for calligraphy
- Weasel Hair Brush - for sumie painting
- Ink Stone
- Ink Stick
- Felt Mat
 
What you'll need
- some water in a container (example: take away container)
- Apron or wear dark coloured clothing (to avoid ink stain)
- Line the table to avoid ink stain
- a small white plate/dish
 
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home. This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your teacher
Junko Azukawa

Junko Azukawa

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Biography
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.
Toyama, Japan
Junko’s calligraphy teacher Shiro Aoyagi, the founder of the Hokuriku Shodo Academy and also one of Japan’s most respected calligraphy masters, demonstrated his artwork at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia in 2008 and his work is now represented in the NGV’s collection.
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, most recently at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia in 2016 - 2017. In 2011 Junko started to use her art form with mental illness patients as a form of therapy with great compassion. She is also sought after in commercial design work for her skillful brushwork from bottle label design to restaurant interior design. She has had her illustrations published in the novel: NAVIGATIO authored by Australian writer Patrick Holland in 2014.




Your host
Kami Paper
Kami Paper

4.8 (12)
8k

Paper has always had an intimate relationship with people. For those who enjoy this medium, Kami is a treasure trove full of exquisite paper, hand-bound albums, journals, notebooks, unique gift cards, and fine Italian stationery sourced from around the world.

No matter how much we love our phones, social media, internet, and the various conveniences of modern life, we always get excited about books and paper for the varying texture, rustle, crispness and smell. The written word, whether our own or someone else's, expressed in personal or professional affairs, creates a sensory experience, especially when on beautiful papers.

We want to share with you the joy of fine paper and excellence in book binding - both to wholesalers who are seeking the rare and unique, and to our retail customers via our concept store Kami in Brunswick Street, Melbourne and from our online store.

Verified reviews

Francine Schaepper • Oct 2020


Always Love Junko's sumi-e classes. Very relaxing and each time I learn another trick or two to make my art better.

Claire Dunn • Oct 2020


Very relaxing class and the teacher was awesome I am going to have to practice but looking forward to being able to paint bamboo with ease

Painting workshop review by Claire Dunn

Helen Patrice • Oct 2020


Junko is a lovely kind teacher who has something good to say about everyone's work, and is quick to identify where problems might be, and offer suggestions.

Learn Sumi-e Painting - Ink Painting review by Helen Patrice Sydney

Francine Schaepper • Oct 2020


Absolutely Love Junko's Sumi-e classes! A great mix of learning techniques but also learning about the energy and the philosophy of this art. She's a true master of it and watching her effortlessly turn brush strokes into very animate objects or scenes is fascinating And Junko is very generous with her feedback and answering questions which I appreciate a lot in a teacher.

Rini Ismail • Aug 2020


had so much fun learning to paint cherry blossom with Junko. Very informative. I definitely need to continue practising the technique

Luka Draper • Aug 2020


I felt very welcome, and learned a lot. It was a fun time. Thanks Junko and Jean!

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Rini Ismail • Jul 2020


Fantastic class. Wish it could be longer. I had a wonderful Saturday morning learning and doing some basic Sumi-e painting with
Junko Azukawa.

Learn Sumi-e Painting - Ink Painting review by Rini Ismail

Jennifer Smith • Jul 2020


A wonderful class . Explained and demonstrated in detail . A relaxed atmosphere .,enjoyable Jennifer Hallett- Smith

Amy Tickle • Jul 2020


A fantastic class. Just the right amount of achievable (yet challenging) techniques to experience success. Thoroughly enjoyed the class and loved receiving the class bento box filled with such beautiful tools. Highly recommend.

Painting workshop review by Amy Tickle

Jodie Garrad • Jul 2020


Such a relaxing time. Your voice was so calm and encouraging. I had fun and learned some skill (that I now really need to practise).

Learn Sumi-e Painting - Ink Painting review by Jodie Garrad

A Calderon • Jun 2020


The class was very good, and we enjoyed and had fun. The only issue was that we concentrated in painting bamboo, which is an exercise that allows you to gain some skills with the brush. However, the course was for Japanese calligraphy, something different. We wanted to learn some very basics concepts of calligraphy.
Thank you.
Alex

Liz Tsang • May 2020


A warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with helpful techniques and responsive to the class’ needs. Highly recommend!
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