JAPANESE CULTURE EXPERIENCE
origami + sumi-e
For 15yo to Adults
In this special cultural session, you will experience two popular Japanese crafts - Origami and Sumi-e Japanese ink paining.
Origami will be suited to beginners level. We will teach you the basic origami folds then put those skills into folding your very own paper crane.
An introductory class to Sumi-e, Japanese carbon-ink brush painting.
After some foundation history and background on this Japanese art, we begin the practical section of the workshop by learning techniques to holding the brush, Yumi will guide you through techniques to getting the right pigment of ink to paint a traditional sumi-e art on rice paper.
Choose to practice the Bamboo or Asian Wild Orchid (recommended for beginners.
You will experience far-eastern philosophical art and techniques that are different from western painting.
All materials will be supplied, plus you'll enjoy Japanese tea and small treats.
As a bonus, you will have your name converted to Japanese or Chinese characters, if you haven’t already had this done for you before.
This form of art is not only to learn and experience how to paint with carbon-ink and brush, but you’ll also be surprised at how much better you can concentrate and be tranquil at the same time, as is the calming nature of the Japanese culture.
If you would like further lessons, repeat students can progress onto the Cherry Blossom and Chrysanthemum designs in our regular Sumi-e classes.
PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, AT YOUR LOCATION OR IN OUR STUDIO
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ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
YUMI BARKER | THERAPEUTIC, MINDFULNESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ART INSTRUCTOR
& CROSS-CULTURAL RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLOR
Born and brought up in Tokyo, Japan, Yumi began work in the cosmetics industry as a professional makeup artist and visual transformation coach for models.
Finding love with a British/Australian, they wed and together had an adventurous 20 years, living across the world in 8 countries! No matter where she went, Yumi carried along her passion for the art and shared her skills through teaching. She taught both traditional and therapeutic Japanese and non-Japanese arts & crafts during this time.
Yumi and her husband returned to Perth 3 years ago. Yumi continued her arts teaching, and is currently conducting many lessons in Sumi-e (Japanese carbon-ink brush painting), Tsumamizaiku (Tiny Fabric flowers), Mandala dots meditation art, Glass fusing, and Pastel Finger Paintings. We are excited to have Yumi join Studio Subi!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please note that once booked, tickets are non-rufundable. You may however transfer your ticket to another paticiapant. Should a workshop be cancelled due to Covid restrictions your workshop will be rescheduled or you will be given a 12 month credit to rebook when we reopen.
When arriving, attending and leaving the workshop, it is your responisibility to follow all safety precautions. Upon booking, you agree that you are fully responsible for your property and physical safety during the workshop. Studio Subi and your workshop teacher hold no personal liability or responsibility for any damage, loss or theft to personal property, or any physical injuries that occur during the workshop.