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


Date:Saturday 08 May 2021
Time:10:30 - 13:00
Fee: £30.00
Book Before 17:00 Friday 07 May 2021

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:

  • £40 – Single person ticket with 1 thin brush
  • £82 – Single person ticket with 1 full calligraphy equipment set

(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: contact@hyperjapan.co.uk

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

💫 Details of calligraphy equipment set for sale

  1. 1 x Calligraphy – Hanshi – Paper set (contains 100 pieces)
  2. 1 x Black Calligraphy Ink bottle
  3. 1 x Cloth (Felt) to put under the paper
  4. 1 x Brush (Thick) : Koshu Original – pictured in the main calligraphy set on below left.
  5. 1 x Brush (Thin): pictured below on far left – only one brush will be included.
* The full calligraphy set will be set to you directly by the instructor

Details of Calligraphy thin brush for sale

One of the thin brush will be sent to you directly by the instructor.


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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