Sumi-e (ink painting) Workshop : “Maple leaves and fish” with Akemi Lucas


Sat 04 Dec 2021 13:00 - 16:00

Book Before 17:00 Fri 03 Dec 2021

Fee: £35.00 | Platform: ZOOM

Sumi-e (Japanese Ink Painting) workshop “Maple leaves and fish” with KOSHU – Akemi Lucas

Join Akemi to explore the ancient Japanese art of Sumi-e ink painting to draw “Maple leaves and fish”.

Date:                            4th December 2021, Saturday
Time:                           13:00-16:00 GMT ( Please note time! 3 hours lesson, short breaks in between)
Instructor’s profile:      Akemi Lucas
Online tool:                 ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)

Ticket Price (to participate the workshop):

  • £35 – Single person ticket
  • £55 – DUO ticket ( 2 person to join with 1 Zoom access )

Above Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 12th November 2021, Friday.

Pease note below Add-on Options are available ONLY to purchase WITH Single person or DUO ticket due to limited availability.

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

  • Add-on Option A: £18 – 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 New option!
  • Add-on Option C: £70 – 1 x full Sumi-e & calligraphy equipment set New type!

(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 26th November 2021, Friday.

You will need to purchase Single or DUO Ticket to participate Akemi’s workshop. Add-on Option A to C are ONLY available to purchase along with Single or DUO tickets for the UK residents only.

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:
** This online session will NOT be recorded to protect the privacy of workshop participants.

Workshop plan

Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

  1. Greeting & Explanation of the lesson plan
  2. Warm-up exercises
  3. Introduction of brush techniques – maple leaves, twigs, and fish. All with black ink.
  4. (short break time)
  5. Layout and ink control
  6. Order of painting
  7. Creating artworks in Sumi (black) first
  8. (short break time)
  9. Explaining how to use colours for maple leaves.
  10. Completing artworks fish, water and twigs in Sumi,  maple leaves in a colour of your choice.
  11. Q&A time

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

Equipment needed for the class

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 ( or black watercolour ink)
  3. Gansai Paint: red, orange and yellow (and white to make colour effect) recommended – or similar colour of your choice ( or water colour paint)
  4. Paper: Calligraphy – Hanshi – paper, roughly 30 papers ( or packing papers)
  5. Five small plates for ink and ink stone if you have
  6. Cloth (felt): put under the paper.
  7. Paperweight (or anything heavy to put on the paper or Washi paper to fix)
  8. Water for washing brush & diluting ink ( water in a jam jar etc.)
  9. Some Kitchen towel or tissue papers

💫NEW!! 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.

💫NEW!! 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


KOSHU : Akemi Lucas


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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