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Sumi-e: Japanese Ink Painting Online Tutorials
In these online workshop you will learn to use different sumi-e ink tones and brush techniques to create traditional Japanese sumi-e ink paintings. These workshops feature guidance from the highly creative Japanese artist – Junko Azukawa.
Junko grew up in Toyama, Japan and started learning traditional Japanese calligraphy – Shodo – at the age of five and has experienced the vast possibilities that calligraphy and Japanese ink painting – Sumi-e – can express with just simple monotone brush strokes.
Since becoming a resident of Melbourne in 2005, Junko has taught Japanese calligraphy and painting with children and adults at numerous schools and organisations and also exhibited at a number of galleries in Australia and Japan. Her artwork is now in the NGV’s collection.
Junko is committed to sharing her Japanese culture in Australia. Together with a lifelong study of traditional calligraphy and ink painting, Junko has found peace and appreciation deep within and loves sharing with her audience the intimate relationship between mother nature and human nature through her brush.