Rainbow FUJI : HOKUSAI-北斎-pop art workshop with Rie Takeda


Sat 12 Jun 2021 14:00 - 16:30

Book Before 17:00 Fri 11 Jun 2021

Fee: £30 | Platform: ZOOM

Create your own Hokusai Rainbow FUJI 🌈

Artist and calligrapher Rie Takeda will introduce her popular themed art workshops to the HYPER JAPAN community.

In this workshop, Rie will talk about the famous Hokusai’s Mt. Fuji (36 views of Mount Fuji/ Back of a Wave on the Open Sea off Kanagawa 1813-1834) and interpretations + variations of Mt. Fuji in the design.

Then you will sketch the layout of the work in freehand style, create and transform the well-known image of the famous ‘Hokusai’s Mt. Fuji into your own Pride pop style using your inspiration and the vivid Pride six colours.

She will share some techniques and tips to draw detailed motives and flowing clouds to honour the original Hokusai’s painting, yet it is up to your own imagination, designs and patterns to transform Mt Fuji into the one and only Rainbow Fuji Hokusai art.

The meanings of the Pride six colours are, Red for Life, Orange for Healing, Yellow for Sunlight, Green for Nature, Blue for Harmony and Violet for Spirit.

Let’s be creative and mindful, and experiment with rainbow colours!

Date: 12th June 2021, Saturday
Time: 14:00-16:30 (2.5 hours lesson, 10 min break in between)
Instructor’s profileRie Takeda
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 access

Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 11th June 2021, Friday.

Precautions: Suitable for all ages and beginners. (under 8 years old may need adult supervision) No art /crafty experience necessary.

**If you don’t receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here: contact@hyperjapan.co.uk

** Please read our Terms and Conditions before you purchase your tickets: Terms and Conditions for HYPER JAPAN ONLINE EVENTS

Workshop plan

Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

  1. Welcome/Meet and greet. Introduction to Hokusai’s Mt.Fuji (36 views of Mount Fuji/ Back of a Wave on the Open Sea off Kanagawa 1813-1834) and interpretations + variations of Mt.Fuji in design.
  2. Sketching the composition and choosing the main rainbow colours.
    Presenting the symbolism of pride colours
  3. Using colour pencils, your choice of colour and tone
  4. Demonstration of how to tone the colours
  5. Colouring+ process
  6. Layering + adding detailed patterns and strokes
  7. Fine lining and shading
  8. Highlighting the white parts
  9. Fine-tuning + creating the title + adding the name (plus stamp)
  10. Finissage presentation
  11. Q&A time

Equipment needed for the workshop

Please prepare all the equipment listed below by yourself before the workshop starts.

  1. Water based paint (water colour, gouache, gansai) ( if you want, use the Neon paint *ideally water based)
  2. Fine liner pen/ brush pen (Fudepen)/ thin felt pen in black
  3. White ink paint or pen, maker for highlighting/finetuning
  4. Watercolor/Gouache paper (+- 200mg to sketch by or print the template *please check your printer setting)
  5. Colour pencils for sketching
  6. Brushes – various types (medium, small, thin etc)
  7. Some Kitchen towel or tissue papers

Necessary links for your Rainbow Fuji workshop Fuji will be provided prior to the workshop.

Image of equipment you will need for the workshop


Rie Takeda



Neo Japonism Atelier

Artist and calligrapher : 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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