Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) Workshop Part 8: “Coloured Hydrangea” with Akemi Lucas


Sun 13 Jun 2021 10:00 - 13:30

Book Before 17:00 Fri 11 Jun 2021

Fee: £40.00 | Platform: ZOOM

Sumi-e (Japanese Ink Painting) workshop “Coloured Hydrangea”

Date: 13th June 2021, Sunday
Time: 10:00-13:30 (3.5 hours lesson, short breaks in between)
Instructor’s profileAkemi Lucas
Online tool:  ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)

Ticket Price:

  • £40 – Single person ticket

Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 11th June 2021, Friday.

Ticket with hanshi paper or calligraphy equipment set:

  • £58 – Single person ticket with 1 calligraphy hanshi paper set (incl. 120 pieces of 2 types of paper)- New Option!!
  • £50 – Single person ticket with 1 thin brush
  • £63 – Single person ticket with 1 thick brush: Koshu original
  • £71 – Single person ticket with a set of 2 brushes ( 1 x thick & 1 x thin )
  • £96- 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 photos.)

Ticket with hanshi paper or calligraphy equipment set sales will close on 6th June 2021, Sunday.

Precautions: Over 15 years old

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Image of arts you will learn at the workshop. You will learn to draw both black ink only and coloured version.

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, sepals and flower petals.
  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 and sepals
  10. Completing artworks stems and leaves in Sumi, sepals & flower petals 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. 2-3 Brushes or more (Japanese Calligraphy Brushes – 1 x thick and 1 x thin brush and 1 x very thin brush: ideally 0-2 size water colour brush – you could prepare other sized watercolour paint brushes for coloured works)
  2. Ink: Black calligraphy ink ( or black watercolour ink)
  3. Gansai Paint: white and other colours of your choice such as blue, purple etc. ( or water colour paint)
  4. Paper: Calligraphy – Hanshi – paper, roughly 30 papers ( or packing papers)
  5. Five small plates for ink
  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 )
  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 best 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 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 in the main calligraphy set on below left.
  6. 1 x Brush (Thin): pictured below on far left – only one thin brush will be included.
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.

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