In this workshop with Junko Azukawa, you will prepare your own ink then learn to make and use different sumi ink tones and brush techniques to create traditional Japanese Sumi ink painting on Washi paper made from the mulberry tree.

Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting by Junko Azukawa

You will learn to feel and capture the meaning of objects from nature with your interpretation then you will express the objects variously with the brush pressure, rhythm, tones and confidence in your strokes. You’ll not only learn brush stroke technique but also experience the whole process and understand yourself through your work.

DATE: Saturday 8th June 2019
TIME: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Members; $95 Non-members, (includes membership for 2019)
PAYMENT: Direct debit to EAS, CBA BSB: 063842, ACCT: 10036074, REF: your name
PROVIDED: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee, rice paper, ink and brushes.
BRING: Own materials if you wish
SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners


Junko Azukawa grew up in the Toyama region of Japan at the base of the central Japanese Alps. She started learning traditional Japanese calligraphy at the age of 5 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 she has brought her unique artistic talent and outlook to the Australian Art scene.

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