Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) Workshop Part 6: “Poppy with Butterfly” with Akemi Lucas


Sat 08 May 2021 10:30 - 13:00

Book Before 17:00 Fri 07 May 2021

Fee: £30.00 | Platform: ZOOM

Sumi-e (Japanese Ink Painting) workshop “Poppy with Butterfly”

Date: 8th May 2021, Saturday
Time: 10:30-13:00 (2.5 hours lesson,10 minutes break in between)
Instructor’s profileAkemi Lucas
Online tool:  ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)

Ticket Price:

  • £30 – Single person ticket

Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 7th February 2021, Friday.

Ticket with calligraphy equipment set:

  • £48 – Single person ticket with 1 calligraphy Hanshi paper set (incl. 120 pieces of 2 types of paper)- New Option!!
  • £40 – Single person ticket with 1 thin brush
  • £53 – Single person ticket with 1 thick brush
  • £61 – Single person ticket with a set of 2 brushes ( 1 x thick & 1 x thin )
  • £86 – Single person ticket with 1 full calligraphy equipment set – New Version!

(Incl. first class shipping fee inside the mainland UK. Please see below for equipment details and the photo.)
Ticket with calligraphy equipment set sales will close at 5pm on 28th April 2021, Wednesday.

Precautions: Over 15 years old
Please read the Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them before you submit your form.

**If you don’t receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here:

Please note: You will NOT draw coloured “Poppy with Butterfly” in the class. Akemi will only explain/show the colouring method for you to draw after the class.

Workshop plan

Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

  1. Greeting
  2. Warm-up exercises
  3. Introduction of brush techniques – leaves, flower petals, buds, stems and butterfly. All with black ink.
    (10min break time)
  4. Layout and ink control
  5. Order of painting
  6. Completing artworks
  7. Explaining how to use colours for Poppy with Butterfly
  8. 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 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. Paper: Calligraphy – Hanshi – paper, roughly 30 papers ( or packing papers)
  4. Three small plates for ink
  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 )
  8. 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 best practice and finishing your works.

Image of practice hanshi paper on left and Gasenshi calligraphy paper on right – this 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 pictured on right
  6. 1 x Brush (Thin): pictured below on left
Calligraphy set will be sent directly by the instructor

Details of calligraphy brushes for sale

Pictured below is a set of 2 brushes – 1 thin brush on right and 1 thick brush on left : Koshu original. The same type of brushes will be sent to you for other options which include brushes. Any brush will be sent to you 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.

More details