Sumi-e Japanese Ink Wash Painting 4 Week Workshop with a Professional Artist on the Gold Coast 

Dreaming of Japan?
You may not be able to travel, but you can still enjoy Japanese Culture and Arts a little closer to home!

Japanese ink paintings are the embodiment of Japanese aesthetics. Using just simple black ink and carefully curated white space, sumi-e captures the timeless beauty and complexity of the natural world. Early sumi-e paintings, when paired together with calligraphy, were viewed as poetry, often being considered visual haiku.

       

Discover the basic methods to Japanese Sumi-e painting, building up your skills progressively over the initial three weeks of the course before having the opportunity to put your new skills into practice during the final (fourth) week of the course, making a polished artwork of your own as a souvenir. [Workshop costs include 4 x 2hr workshops, and the necessary sumi-e painting materials]

Introductory 4 Week Workshop [$300.00pp total for 4 x 2hr Classes]

Level: Beginner
Discover the basic methods to Japanese Sumi-e painting, and have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice by making an artwork of your own as a souvenir. [Workshop costs include 4 x 2hr workshops, and the necessary sumi-e painting materials]

Workshop Dates: 10am or 1pm / Every Tuesday from 10th November - 01st December 2020

Minimum: 2 people & Maximum: 6 people required to run workshop

Price Includes:
※Guided tuition by a certified expert - with a step by step process that you will build on each week
※All necessary materials supplied
※Your own sumi-e artwork piece completed by the end of the 4 week workshop

Introductory Single Lesson [$78.00pp for 1 x 2hr Class]

Level: Beginner
Discover the basic methods to Japanese Sumi-e painting, and have the opportunity to practice your new skills making an artwork of your own as a souvenir. [Lesson costs include 1 x 2hr workshop only, with the necessary sumi-e painting materials]

Workshop Dates: 10am or 1pm / Every Tuesday from 10th November - 01st December 2020

Minimum: 2 people & Maximum: 6 people required to run workshop

Price Includes:
※Guided tuition by a certified expert - with a step by step process that you will build on each week
※All necessary materials supplied
※Your own sumi-e artwork piece completed at the end of one lesson

Additional Information: [Optional Sumi-e Kit Purchase - $149.00pp]

Sumi-e drawing materials consist of four elements, called bunbōshihō which translates to “the four treasures for study” Those who take to the art of sumi-e with ease and want to continue developing their skills at home, have the option to purchase their very own sumi-e painting kit for an additional fee.

Kits Include;
※Japanese Washi Paper (1 x pack).
※Japanese Sumi-e Ink (1 x bottle).
※Japanese Sumi-e Bamboo & Natural Fibres Brush (1 x brush).
※Japanese Sumi-e Felt ink painting mat (1 x mat).
※All materials made in and imported from Japan.

About Your Instructor

Kigoshi Sensei was born in Gujo Hatchiman, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As well as completing formal schooling, she studied art from the age of ten and later attended university where she gained a degree in home economics before leaving Japan at the age of twenty-one.Kigoshi Sensei is a member of the International Sumi-E Association based in Japan and she has been studying Sumi-E for over 18 years. She is also a master practitioner of Shodo with over 20 years experience. Kigoshi Sensei also undertakes private commissions from clients seeking a unique piece of artwork to compliment their home or office décor.

Kigoshi Sensei’s work has been displayed at the following:
2005 - Melbourne art gallery, National Museum - Estonia, Royal Museum - Lithuania, National Museum - Slovakia.
2006 - Art Gallery - Poland, National Art Gallery - Ireland.
2007 - Art Gallery - Poland.
2009 - National Gallery - China.
2011 - Encre et papier:diversites a siatigues - Paris.
2013 - National Museum - Estonia.
2015 - Mt Tambourine- Brisbane
2016 - Percolator Gallery - Brisbane
2017 - Visual Arts Centre - Singapore
2018 - Hilton Hotel - Tokyo
2019 - Gallery of Modern Art - Tokyo

Awards
2010 - Geijyutsu Shinbunsya prize
2011 - International Sumi-E Association - Asahi Shinbun prize
2015 - Fuji Sankei Business prize
2016 - Dai Nippon Syogeiin Syorei prize
2019 - Chanomi (3rd prize for calligraphy) and International Sumi-E Association Komon prize.