Tomoko Oka, cooking, painting and paper craft and ink teacher

Tomoko Oka

location_on Umina Beach, Sydney

local_activity classes: Calligraphy and Brush LetteringJapanese CookingPaper Craft and InkCookingPainting

5.0 (8)

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 :)




Max Mak Mar 2024

We had a lot of fun with sumi-e, and Tomoko teaching us with such good patience and encouragement really helped. She also explained all the techniques really well. Excellent class, would recommend anyone dropping by Central Coast and want a peaceful experience.

Sally Edwards Feb 2024

Tomoko was a delightful teacher. She demonstrated the techniques well and took us through the steps involved in painting bamboo and then mountains. Always helpful and encouraging, offering suggestions whenever we needed help. She had a lovely presence and although we seemed to get through a lot in a relatively short time, we never felt rushed.

Jake Balzan Oct 2022

Very patient and helpful would definitely recommend good banter as well when possible.
Jake Lloyd

Ben Byfield Sep 2022

A great experience! Thank you very much Tomoko. Highly recommended to anyone interested in Japanese Calligraphy.

Wendy Nov 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Thank you Tomoko for a very enjoyable class. Both Eleanor and I learnt another form of art/creativity and look forward to practising this new skill in the future. Wendy

Eleanor Keam Nov 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Tomoko was absolutely lovely. She ran the class at the pace we needed, and was genuinely excited for us as we made progress on learning the characters and strokes.

Would highly recommend this class and instructor :)

Alpha Chan Jun 2021

Tomoko did an excellent job teaching her Japanese Calligraphy class. Her energy, enthusiasm, and wisdom was recognised by all the Google staff.

Ashley Nguyen 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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