Sumi-e ink painting course with KOSHU – Akemi Lucas

Workshop

Sat 12 Feb 2022 13:00 - 15:00

Book Before 17:00 Fri 11 Feb 2022

Fee: £75 | Platform: ZOOM

Learn techniques for Sumi-e Japanese ink painting : 3 days course with KOSHU- Akemi Lucas

Akemi Lucas is a Japanese calligraphy master/artist and one of the most popular and demanded instructors at HYPER JAPAN.

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 and predominantly working on exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and commissions. Her 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.

Join this course to explore the ancient Japanese art of Sumi-e ink painting to understand and learn techniques to paint Sumi-e art.

Dates for the course (2 hours x 3 lessons):

Day 1 : 12th Feb 2022, Saturday
Day 2 : 26th Feb 2022, Saturday
Day 3 : 12th Mar 2022, Saturday

Time : 13:00– 15:00 GMT ( 2 hours lesson each day)
Instructor’s profileAkemi Lucas
Online tool:  ZOOM (link will be sent to you before your first lesson**)

Ticket Price : £75 – Single person ticket to join all 3 lessons of the course

Above Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 11th February 2022, Friday.

Add-on Options for calligraphy/sumi-e equipment (available for the mainland U.K. residents only):

  • Add-on Option A : £20 – 1 x calligraphy hanshi paper set (incl. 120 pieces of 2 types of paper)
  • Add-on Option B : £34 – 1 high quality sumi-e ink painting speciality medium brush
  • Add-on Option C : £76 – 1 x full Sumi-e & calligraphy equipment set

(Incl. first class shipping fee inside the mainland UK. Please see below for equipment details and photos.)
Above Option sales will close at 5pm on 4th February 2022, Friday.

NOTE: You will need to purchase a course ticket to participate. Above Add-on Options are available ONLY to purchase WITH a course ticket due to a limited availability.

Please send us an email prior to your purchase for any questions.

Precautions: Over 15 years old

** Please read our Terms and Conditions before you purchase your tickets: Terms and Conditions for HYPER JAPAN ONLINE EVENTS
** If you don’t receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here: contact@hyperjapan.co.uk
** This online session will NOT be recorded to protect the privacy of workshop participants and the copyrights of the artist.

Course Structure

Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

Day 1

*  調墨の仕方 : Understanding ink density
* 基本技法 (直筆と側筆の使い分け)と調墨を使った技法 : Basic brush movements (choku hitsu & Soku hitsu) and Basic ink control techniques
* 墨と紙の特徴を知る : Understanding behaviour of Sumi ink and characteristics of hanshi paper
* 筆順の基本 : Importance of stroke orders
* 構図の基本 : Understanding basic compositions

Day 2 : 応用編1 Advanced techniques 1

1日目で学んだ基本で応用してみよう – Let’s apply the basics from Day 1 and paint something small, focusing on the following techniques.

* 三墨法 : 3 layers of gradation techniques
* 外隈、内隈、先隈: Sotoguma, Uchiguma, Sakiguma techniques

Day 3 : 応用編2 Advanced techniques 2

1日目で学んだ基本で応用してみよう – Let’s apply the basics from Day 1 and paint something small, focusing on the following techniques

* かすれ : Kasure techniques (Faint and rough strokes with a dry brush)
* 水ぼかし : Mizu bokashi techniques (bleeding effect with more water applied in a brush)
* 自分の構図で簡単な作品を仕上げます : Create your own artwork with your own composition

Each session includes Q&A time

Akemi will assess your work for comments by sending your work through HYPER JAPAN after the course.

Equipment needed for the course

Please prepare this equipment by yourself before the workshop starts.

  1. 2 or 3 or more brushes (Japanese Calligraphy Brushes – 1 x thick, 1 x medium and 1 x thin brush – or any other watercolour paint brush)
  2. Ink: black calligraphy ink – if you have an ink stone and an ink stick, please make thick ink before the lesson!
  3. Paper: Calligraphy – Hanshi – paper, roughly 30 papers
  4. Five small plates
  5. Cloth (felt) : put under the paper.
  6. Paperweight (or anything heavy to put on the paper or Washi paper to fix)
  7. Water for washing brush & diluting ink ( water in a jam jar etc.)
  8. Some Kitchen towel or tissue papers or white cotton cloth

💫 Details of calligraphy hanshi paper set for sale 💫

  1. 1 x Practice calligraphy hanshi paper set (contains 100 pieces)
  2. 1 x Gasenshi calligraphy paper set for your fair copy (contains 20 pieces)

These 2 types of made in Japan Hanshi paper are suitable for Sumi-e and Shodo work and hand picked by Akemi for your better practice and finishing your works.

Image of practice hanshi paper on left and Gasenshi calligraphy paper on right – this set will be sent to you directly by the instructor.

💫 Details of high quality Sumi-e ink painting speciality brush for sale

Pictured below is a high quality Sumi-e speciality brush: medium sized and perfect for Sumi-e painting. Hand picked by Akemi for your better practice and outcome of your art work. Brush will be sent by the instructor.

💫 Details of Sumi-e & full calligraphy equipment set for sale

  1. 1 x practice calligraphy – Hanshi – paper set (contains 100 pieces)
  2. 1 x Gasenshi calligraphy paper set for your fair copy (contains 20 pieces)
  3. 1 x black calligraphy Ink bottle
  4. 1 x cloth (Felt) to put under the paper
  5. 1 x brush (thick) : Koshu Original – left brush below
  6. 1 x brush (thin): high quality thin brush perfect for Sumi-e and calligraphy – hand picked by Akemi
Calligraphy set will be sent directly by the instructor

Instructor

Akemi Lucas

ART&CRAFT

Japanese Calligraphy Master

Koshu Japanese Art (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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