Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) Workshop Part 10: “Coloured Cosmos & Dragonflies” with Akemi Lucas


Sat 18 Sep 2021 13:00 - 16:00

Book Before 17:00 Fri 17 Sep 2021

Fee: £35.00 | Platform: ZOOM

Sumi-e (Japanese Ink Painting) workshop “Coloured Cosmos and Dragonflies”

Date:                            18th September 2021, Saturday
Time:                           13:00-16:00 BST (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 17th September 2021, Friday.

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 UK. Please see below for equipment details and photos.)
Above Option sales will close at 5pm on 10th September 2021, Friday.

You will need to purchase Single or DUO Ticket to participate Akemi’s workshop and Option A to C are only available for the U.K. residents. Please send us an email prior to your purchase of tickets for any questions or if you would like to purchase from outside of the mainland U.K..

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 – stems, leaves, buds, flower petals and pistils . 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 petals, buds and pistil.
  10. Completing artworks stems and leaves in Sumi, pistils & flower petals & buds 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 more brushes (Japanese Calligraphy Brushes – 1 x thick and 1 x thin brush – or watercolour paint brush)
  2. Ink: black calligraphy ink ( or black watercolour ink)
  3. Gansai Paint: white, red and yellow – 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 brushes for sale

Pictured below is a set of 2 Sumi-e speciality brushes: 1 thin brush on right –and 1 medium brush on left. They are hand picked by Akemi for your better practice and outcome of your art work. Brush set will be sent to you directly by the instructor.

💫 Details of 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 – brush pictured right.
  6. 1 x Brush (Thin): brush pictured left
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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