Creative Lettering – 花 Hana flower – on Sumi-e fireworks art workshop with Rie  Takeda

Creative Lettering – 花 Hana flower – on Sumi-e fireworks art workshop with Rie Takeda

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Creative Lettering Hana flower on Sumi-e fireworks art workshop with Rie Takeda

Date:  24th July 2021, Saturday

Time:  14:00-16:30 (2.5 hours lesson, ashort breaks in between)

Online tool:  ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)

Ticket Price:

  • £30 – Single person ticket
  • £45 – DUO ticket ( 2 person to join with 1 Zoom access )


To join the workshop please purchase before 17:00 on 23rd July 2021

<Workshop plan>
Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

  • Welcome/Meet and greet. Introduction to the creative-lettering. Showing interpretations + variations of fireworks and Kanji flower 花 in design.
  • Sketching the composition and choosing the main colours. Demonstrating various fireworks in ink painting
  • Painting the fireworks-background with light colour tones
  • Demonstrating and showing the energy flow of Kanji ‘Flower 花’ in Kaisho (block) and Gyosho (Seemi-cursive) calligraphy styles
  • Practise basic techniques and flow of the Kanji
  • Showing how to create your own brushes
  • Brush making and experimenting with the Kanji
  • Demonstrating the Kanji in diverse brushes
  • Fine-tuning + completing with the stamp (or painting a stamp)
  • Finissage presentation
  • Q&A time


About the Instructor

Rie Takeda : 
Rie started practicing calligraphy at the age of five under the creative supervision of her grandmother, a distinguished “GAYU-Ryu” calligrapher. Later she completed the master of the Gayu calligraphy school in Japan.

Rie’s most representative work is a collection of her ‘Painted Poems’ series. ‘Painted Poems’ radiates with an embrace of unified harmony, striving to create a Natsukashii feeling~a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of the here and now. Original poems pour into calligraphic design compositions, flowing with rich colours, patterns and an atmospheric spirit. The art of calligraphy, traditional craftsmanship, symbolism, Wabi-Sabi and Haiku-inspired poetry are all interlaced in her collection.
In addition, Rie produces calligraphy works, collages, print designs and works in Body-Art. She works on several projects, collaborations from game companies like Sega to the fashion brands including Kin by John Lewis, Desmond and Dempsey.

She’s been teaching the art of Shodo with her original mindfulness-based-method for 15 years.



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