Online Course of Sumi-e - Japanese Ink Painting

Basic and advanced course

Date: Once a month – the next ones are
Saturday, February 9th, 2021
Saturday, March 9th, 2021

Central Eastern Time (Barcelona, Paris, Berlin…: 17:00-18:30)
= London: 16:00-17:30
= New York: 12:00-13:30
(Please calculate it in your time zone!)

Via: Zoom
Price: 23 euros per person (29 USD)
Theme: Bambú (Introduction)


For the materials, it is difficult to shop around freely in this COVID-19 situation so I made an “alternative” list so that you can start now. Please see below.

The class has limited seats and we paint step by step and it adapts to all levels. So you can attend either if you are going to start this technique or if you are already a great enthusiast. Previous knowledge is not necessary. You complete a few final works of each theme.

In the class, we will introduce the materials that are selected to teach traditional Sumi-e, Japanese painting art correctly and you can buy them online: brushes, ink, rice paper, Japanese “Ganzai” color paintings among all. For other materials we could use many recycled objects that could be found easily around the house.

The teacher is Japanese and has a teacher certificate of Sumi-e from the International Sumi-e Association in Tokyo.

If you want to continue Sumi-e, we practice a theme in one or two classes: plum blossom, birds, waterfalls, mountains … and when you practice all the subjects of the basic course and all the final works of each subject are presented, you will receive a certificate of completion and you go up to the advanced level course.

-Material list-
1. Big brush (Approx 3,5cm length y diameter 0,8cm of the part of the hair)
2. Small brush (Approx 2,5cm length y diameter 0,4cm of the part of the hair)
***For 1. and 2., the alternatives are watercolour pencils.
3. Chinese/Japanese Ink (Alternative: Black watercolour or any kind of black ink)
4. Rice paper (Alternative: Watercolour paper or any kind of sheet paper to start)
5. Felt (minimum 40 x 60 cm – Alternative: Black sweater/cloth with smooth surface)
6. Paperweight (Alternative: stones, batteries…)
7. Suzuri · Stone plate for ink (Alternative: espresso cup or shooter glass)
8. Small plates (alternative: lids of cristal bottles of jam etc.)
9. Small cloth
10. Charcol or pencil

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