Sumi-e Class in Tokyo and Online -- Sumi-e / Suiboku-ga / Ink Wash Painting / Japanese Traditional Black Ink Painting.

Come and Discover Sumi-e ! Experience Japanese Traditional Art ! You can capture the essence of Zen and Japanese aesthetics by making a Sumi-e painting. Participants from various areas of the world - USA, Canada, France, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Brazil and more... 

 

【Traditional Ink Painting Group Class in Person】 See below

【Traditional Ink Painting Private Class Online】 See below

【Online Casual Fude-pen Class on Donation】  See below

【For Schools, Companies / Customized Class】Please contact me for more information. 

Featured in Nikkei Asian Review, Dec 19, 2019 edition (in English)

Open Studio:  Article on Tsumugu Website by Yomiuri Shimbun Oct 2019 

Featured in Yomiuri Shimbun's website, Nov 20, 2020 


【Traditional Ink Painting Group Class in Person】

In this course, by following our original curriculum, you will slowly yet steadily learn traditional Sumi-e painting techniques and subjects in a step-by-step manner from the English-speaking artist.

You will learn truly authentic techniques, which do not use liquid ink, but traditional solid ink, and specifically value the beauty of black color gradation, powerful brush strokes, and energy (qi). 

At each class, you will receive a copy of sample painting. 

Each time you complete a Kyu (grade), you will pay 500 yen to receive a certificate from the school. So far, there are 38 students who have got Kyu (grade) this year (2020). 

One-off participation is welcomed. 

In the first class, you will learn how to paint a piece of fruit or a vegetable.

 

UENO Studio   13:00-15:00, the fourth Saturday of every month

Venue: TUGUMI Ueno Studio 

             Vasson Shinobazu Bldg. #202, Ikenohata 2-1-42, Taitouku, Tokyo 

             15 mins walk from JR Ueno Station / 5 mins walk from Nezu Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)

              It is located near the Ueno Park which is the largest museum area in Japan and the cultural town of Nezu.   

 

SAITAMA Studio    basically, the first Sunday of every month

Venue: Higashi Omiya Community Center 

             3mins walk from JR Higashi Omiya Station

  

<Fee>

4,000 yen / 2 hrs / 1 person 

* On-site cash payment only

* Please kindly understand that you are to be charged a cancellation fee in full if you cancel your reservation on the date.

* In consideration of the recent epidemic disease, please refrain from participating a class if you are not feeling well.

  

What to bring:   

◆ Pencil and Eraser

◆ Old newspapers, to cover a table before painting. 

◆ 4 Dress pins 

◆ Ink stone 

◆ Ink stick 

◆ 3 or more Japanese/Chinese paint brushes (large, medium and very small) 

◆ Water container for cleaning brushes during painting (Plastic cup or the like can be a substitute)

◆ Used towel to wipe brushes during painting 

◆ 2 Small plates with white inner sides (Plastic plates or the like can be a substitute)

◆ Small spoon◆ White felted fabric underlay for the paper, something like thisIf you cannot find something similar, just use a newspaper instead.

 Face mask and handkerchief 

 

 *If you do not have any of the art materials above, please contact the facilitator in advance.


【Traditional Ink Painting Private Class Online】

In this course, by following our original curriculum, you will slowly yet steadily learn traditional Sumi-e painting techniques and subjects in a step-by-step manner from the English-speaking artist.

You will learn truly authentic techniques, which do not use liquid ink, but traditional solid ink, and specifically value the beauty of black color gradation, powerful brush strokes, and energy (qi). 

At each class, you will receive a copy of sample painting by email. 

Each time you complete a Kyu (grade), you will pay 500 yen to receive an online certificate from the school. So far, there are 38 students who have got Kyu (grade) this year (2020). 

One-off participation is welcomed. 

In the first class, you will learn how to paint a piece of fruit or a vegetable.

 

<Fee>

3,000 yen / 1 hr / 1 person   * You will pay through PayPal.Me in advance.

 

What to prepare: 

◆ Pencil and Eraser

◆ Old newspapers, to cover a table before painting. 

◆ 4 Dress pins 

◆ Ink stone 

◆ Ink stick 

◆ 3 or more Japanese/Chinese paint brushes (large, medium and very small) 

◆ Water container for cleaning brushes during painting (Plastic cup or the like can be a substitute) 

◆ Used towel to wipe brushes during painting 

◆ 2 Small plates with white inner sides (Plastic plates or the like can be a substitute)

◆ Small spoon

 White felted fabric underlay for the paper, something like thisIf you cannot find something similar, just use a newspaper instead.

 5-10 Japanese Washi papers (Very thin and soft one is preferable)

 White Paper for pencil sketching

 Fruit, vegetable or flower, following the teacher's request. (Only for beginner students) 

 PC or smartphone to use Zoom

 PayPal account

 

*I can send you art materials on your request if your country still accept international postal service from Japan under this state of pandemic.


Casual online Japanese ink painting classes by donation in English.

【Online Casual Fude-pen Class on donation】 On the second Saturday of every month. 

I use Zoom to share my slide show to explain the authentic painting techniques of Sumi-e, as well as how you would apply the painting techniques to a calligraphy pen (Fude-pen). You will view my slide show to learn how to paint in a step by step manner and make your own artwork. Lastly, we will see each other’s paintings on screen to share creative joy.

If you cannot prepare a calligraphy pen (Fude-pen), you can also use a brush with black watercolor or acrylic as a substitute.

One-off participation is welcomed.

 

Next classes:

21:00 - 21:30, Saturday December 12, Japan Time

(Check your local time. It would be Saturday afternoon in Europe) 

Painting subject: vol.10 Kaki-gori Shaved Ice 

 

9:00 - 9:30, Saturday December 12, Japan Time

(Check your local time. It would be Saturday evening in USA) 

Painting subject: vol.1 Plum blossoms 

 

What to prepare:

Calligraphy pen (Fude-pen/Fude brush pen),  or small and large brushes with black watercolor or acrylic as a substitute.

 

A few pieces of white paper, any kind.

A small plate with a spoonful of water.

A cloth to wipe your fingers.

PC or smartphone to use Zoom. 

PayPal account to donate me any amount you like through PayPal.Me.

 

Lesson content:

The class takes 30 mins in total. 

I use Zoom to teach how to use a calligraphy pen and apply Japanese ink painting techniques and share my screen to show a slide show about how to paint in a step by step manner.

You will be painting a different subject in each class.

 

Messages from students

"Love it! The painting class was so relaxing." 

"That was a really lovely lesson, thank you so much. I'm looking forward to the next class." 

"How lovely to see you and paint with you! My daughter said she ‘really enjoyed it’ and i’d like to say thank you for this simple yet beautiful painting lesson. I used to think I couldn’t paint, now I believe I can! We’re still painting!" 

"I had so much fun! I will attend the next one thank you.. can't wait. Sumie is sooo beautiful."