Upcoming onsite workshops















This is a unique event for people with a love of Japan, or those interested in a Japanese experience. Easy to join, fun to create and enjoy Christmas tastes with a little bit of Japan.

Date: Sun 13th December
Time: 13:00-19:00
Venue:JAPANEASY (L1, 152 Little Lonsdale Street)
Event supported by City of Melbourne

・Enjoy Japanese culture workshops to create unique Christmas gifts

・A live concert with traditional Japanese instruments and a choir (Free to enter, limited numbers)

・Mini market to find some amazing gifts for your family, friends and yourself.

・To join the workshops, please book ahead via our website. Otherwise, reserve a place on the day at the door. Numbers are limited in line with Covid-19 protocols.

Event details: https://japaneasy.com.au/events/easy-peasy-christmassy-by-japaneasy/

Junko will hold some workshops at the event.

Let's experience Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) and create a piece of art to take home. You will prepare your own ink then learn to use different ink tones and brush techniques to create some paintings of bamboos, dragonfly and Koi fish. You will express the objects variously with brush pressure, rhythm, tones and confidence in your strokes. You'll not only learn brush stroke techniques but also experience  the whole process.

Book the tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/BMXZK



Living & Learning Centre Nillumbik (Shodo/Sumi-e)

739 Main Rd, Eltham VIC

This is a monthly workshop - come to one or come to them all. You will learn something different each time and your practice will improve. You will be able to learn both calligraphy (Shodo) and painting (Sumi-e) of your choice.

6 Feb 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm (ongoing class)

27 Feb 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm (beginners class)

27 Mar 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm (ongoing class)

details and booking:

(03) 9433 3744

KAMI (Sumi-e/Stamp making)

217 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC

30 Jan 2021 Sat 10am - 12pm - Learning how to paint Peony

30 Jan 2021 Sat 2pm - 4pm - Making your own stamp

20 Feb 2021 Sat 10am - 12pm - Learning how to paint Birds

20 Feb 2021 Sat 2pm - 4pm - Making your own stamp

details and booking:


(03) 9433 3744

Artist Society of Canberra (Shodo/Sumi-e/Stamp making)

Summer Art Experience

Venue: Mt Stromlo High School

220 Badimara St, Waramanga ACT

6 - 10 Jan 2020 9:30am - 4pm

details and booking: www.asoc.net.au

Princes Hill Community Centre (Shodo/Sumi-e)

Rear 270 Macpherson St, Princes Hill VIC

23 May 2020 Sat 1pm - 4pm Canceled due to lockdown

details and booking:
(03) 9387 7740

Melbourne Art Class (Sumi-e)

817B Glenferrie Rd, Howthorn VIC

(level 1, via the laneway about 50m south of the Barkers Rd intersection)

13 Feb 2021 Sat 2pm - 5pm

19 June 2021 Sat 2pm - 5pm

details and booking:


Melbourne Art Class (Sumi-e 3 week short course)

817B Glenferrie Rd, Howthorn VIC

(level 1, via the laneway about 50m south of the Barkers Rd intersection)

5, 12 & 19 May 2021 Wed 10:30am - 1pm

The Four Gentlemen - Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum, Plum blossom

Junko will guide you through painting four traditional images that contain the basic strokes that every Sumi-e artist masters: The Four Gentlemen.


The Four Gentlemen is a collective noun for four plants. They represent the four seasons and originated in Chinese art in the 960s AD. Many neighbouring countries, including Japan, adopted the four gentlemen into their traditional art practises. 

Beginner Sumi-e artists focus on The Four Gentlemen because of their refined beauty, and the fundamental brushstrokes used to create them.

details and booking:


YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub (Sumi-e)

252 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC

14 March 2020 Sat 1pm - 4pm Canceled due to lockdown

details and booking:


(03) 5906 1149

Box Hill Community Arts Centre (Sumi-e)

470 Station St, Box Hill VIC

10 May 2020 Sun 10am - 12pm

10 May 2020 Sun 12:30pm - 2:30pm

details and booking:

(03) 9895 8833

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre (Shodo & Sumi-e)

157 Union Rd, Surrey Hills VIC

7 March 2020 Sat 10am - 12pm - Shodo

7 March 2020 Sat 1pm - 4pm - Sumi-e

details and booking:


(03) 9890 2467

Yama Ki (All day Japanese ink art and Shiatu retreat in forest)

1284 Don Rd, Don Valley VIC

21 Nov 2020 Sat 10:30am - 4:30pm

Creative flow within nature - Japanese ink art & shiatsu retreat

A free & creative style Japanese ink art & shiatsu massage retreat hosted at Hill’n’dale farm cottages. Set amongst the mountain ash forest, this retreat will get your creativity flowing, inspired by nature and supported by shiatsu bodywork.

This full day retreat includes all art materials and ink art facilitation, introductory private shiatsu massage treatment to support your creative flow, and wholesome organic tea & lunch. 


Full day retreat cost $185/person


bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=583641&

Accomodation for Friday and/or Saturday night in our one & two bedroom cottages are also available exclusively for retreat participants. Please email Phuong, admin@hillndalefarmcottages.com.au if you’d like to book accomodation.

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