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Apr 23

Sumi-e Painting workshop “Coloured Peony” with KOSHU

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST

Explore the art of Sumi-e ink panting with calligrapher KOSHU Akemi Lucas and learn to draw “Coloured Peony”

Akemi Lucas is a Japanese calligraphy master/artist and one of the most popular and demanded instructors at HYPER JAPAN.

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 and predominantly working on exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and commissions. Her 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.

Join her to explore the ancient Japanese art of Sumi-e ink painting to draw ” Coloured Peony”.

Date: 23rd April 2022, Saturday

Time: 13:00-16:00 BST (3 hours lesson, short breaks in between)

Instructor’s profile: Akemi Lucas ( click name for instructor’s page)

Online tool: ZOOM (link will be sent to you before the workshop**)

Ticket Price (to participate the workshop):

  • £35 – Single person ticket
  • £55 – DUO ticket ( 2 person to join with 1 Zoom access )

Above ticket sales will close at 5pm on 22nd Apr 2022, Tuesday.

Add-on Options for calligraphy/Sumi-e equipment (available for the U.K. mainland residents only):

  • Add-on Option A: £20 – 1 x Calligraphy hanshi paper set (incl. 120 pieces of 2 types of paper)
  • Add-on Option B: £34 – 1 x high quality Sumi-e ink painting speciality medium brush
  • Add-on Option C: £ 76– 1 x full Sumi-e & calligraphy equipment set

(Incl. first class shipping fee inside the mainland U.K. and available for the U.K. mainland residents only. Please see below for the equipment details and photos.)

Above Option sales will close at 5pm on 12th April 2022, Tuesday.

NOTE: You will need to purchase a single to DUO ticket to participate Akemi’s workshop. Above Add-on Options are available ONLY for workshop attendees due to a limited availability.

Precautions: Over 15 years old

** Please send us an email to contact@hyperjapan.co.uk prior to your purchase of tickets for any questions.

You will learn to draw above images (sumi-ink only and with a colour of your choice for petals) at the workshop.

Workshop plan

Please prepare all the equipment listed below by yourself before the workshop starts.

  1. Greeting & Explanation of the lesson plan
  2. Warm-up exercises
  3. Introduction of brush techniques – petals, twigs, pistils and leaves. All with black ink.
  4. (short break time)
  5. Layout and ink control
  6. Order of painting
  7. Creating artworks in Sumi (black) first
  8. (short break)
  9. Explaining how to use colours for petals and pistils.
  10. Completing artworks twigs and leaves in Sumi, pistils and petals in colours of your choice.
  11. Q&A time

You will be sent some layouts for the art work prior to the workshop and these layouts may look lightly different from the pictures shown on this page.

Akemi will assess your work for comments by sending your work through HYPER JAPAN after the workshop.

Equipment needed for the workshop

Please prepare all the equipment listed below by yourself before the workshop starts.

  1. 2 or 3 or more brushes (Japanese Calligraphy Brushes – 1 x thick – at least 3.5cm brush length and needs to be soft, 1 x medium and 1 x thin brush – or any other watercolour paint brush)
  2. Ink: black calligraphy ink ( or black watercolour ink)
  3. Gansai Paint: red and yellow (and white to make colour effect) recommended – or any colour of your choice (or water colour paint)
  4. Paper: Calligraphy – Hanshi – paper, roughly 30 papers ( or packing papers)
  5. Five small plates for ink and ink stone if you have
  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 etc.)
  9. Some Kitchen towel or tissue papers

Details of calligraphy hanshi paper set for sale:

  • 1 x Practice calligraphy hanshi paper set (contains 100 pieces)
  • 1 x Gasenshi calligraphy paper set for your fair copy (contains 20 pieces)

Details of high quality Sumi-e ink painting speciality medium brush for sale

  • 1 x high quality Sumi-e speciality medium brush ( refer the photo below)

Details of full calligraphy equipment set for sale:

  • 1 x practice calligraphy – Hanshi – paper set (contains 100 pieces)
  • 1 x Gasenshi calligraphy paper set for your fair copy (contains 20 pieces)
  • 1 x Black Calligraphy Ink bottle
  • 1 x Cloth (Felt) to put under the paper
  • 1 x Brush (thick) : Koshu Original – brush pictured in the full set photo
  • 1 x Brush (thin): high quality thin brush perfect for Sumi painting or calligraphy pictured in the full set photo

All equipment will be sent to you directly by the instructor.

* Image of Akemi’s online workshop at HYPER JAPAN


** Please read our Terms and Conditions for HYPER JAPAN ONLINE EVENTS before you book your tickets:


Note: We will not refund for an equipment set once they are dispatched.

**If you don’t receive any information one day before the event, please send an email here: contact@hyperjapan.co.uk

NOTE: This online session will not be recorded to protect the privacy of workshop participants and the copyrights of the artist.


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