image-Pink flower painted in sumi-e style


Sumi-e Ink Painting Workshop: "Coloured Cosmos and Dragonfly"

Tickets for this event are £35 for a Single Ticket and £55 for a DUO Ticket for two people. Please be aware that ticket sales will close at 5pm on Friday, 17th September 2021.

Options for calligraphy/Sumi-e equipment (available for the U.K. residents only):

  • Option A: £18 – 1 x Calligraphy hanshi paper set (incl. 120 pieces of 2 types of paper)
  • Option B: £52 – 1 set of 2 high quality Sumi-e ink painting speciality brushes (1 x medium & 1 x thin) New option!
  • Option C: £56 – 1 x Full calligraphy equipment set

(Incl. first class shipping fee inside the mainland U.K. Any of above equipment options are available for the U.K. residents only. Please see below for equipment details and photos.)

The above sales options will close at 5pm on Friday, 10th September 2021.

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

  • Greeting & Explanation of the lesson plan
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Introduction of brush techniques – stems, leaves, buds flower petals and butterfly. All with black ink.
  • (short break time)
  • Layout and ink control
  • Order of painting
  • Creating artworks in Sumi (black ) first
  • (short break time)
  • Explaining how to use colours for petals, buds and pistil.
  • Completing artworks stems and leaves in Sumi, pistil & flower petals & buds in a colour of your choice.
  • Q&A time

Instructor details:
Koshu Japanese Art : Akemi Lucas (雅号:紅秋)
Koshu is the identity of Akemi Lucas as a Japanese calligraphy master.  She was born in Japan and started learning calligraphy from the age of eight. Her distinct style of calligraphy builds on traditional skills, and further embodies of fusion of the ancient and the modern, the eastern and the western, and the before and the after. Currently, she is based in the UK as a Japanese artist, predominantly working on exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and commissions. Her latest calligraphy artworks were used in the 2019 Rugby World Cup and a multi-media advertising campaign for the main sponsor of the British Olympic team for the Tokyo Olympic Games.


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