Upcoming workshops

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.

8 May 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm beginners class

15 May 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm ongoing class

details and booking:

(03) 9433 3744

KAMI Studio (Sumi-e or Stamp making)

375 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy VIC


29 May 2021 Sat 10am - 12pmLearning how to paint Birds

29 Apr 2021 Sat 2pm - 4pm - Making your own stamp

details and booking:


(03) 9433 3744

Melbourne Art Class (Sumi-e)

817B Glenferrie Rd, Howthorn VIC

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

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.

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YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub (Sumi-e)

252 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC

22 May 2021 Sat 1pm - 4pm

details and booking:


(03) 5906 1149

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre (Sumi-e)

157 Union Rd, Surrey Hills VIC

5 June 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm

details and booking:


(03) 9890 2467

Yama Ki (Japanese ink art forest retreat)

1284 Don Rd, Don Valley VIC

1 May 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm

The way of ink ~ Japanese ink art forest retreat

This Japanese ink art retreat is a creative exploration amongst the Yarra Valley forest. Guided by the way of ink and connecting with our hearts, we will therapeutically explore how ink reflects our inner space and expression within.

Art facilitation by Junko Azakawa, and organic refreshments by Phuong at Yama Ki.

Retreat cost $120. Limited to 8 participants, all art material & refreshments provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements/allergies.



Option for individual shiatsu treatments in the afternoon to connect your body/mind/heart at additional cost, $100/60min.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre (Sumi-e)

470 Station St, Box Hill VIC

9 May 2021 Sun 10am - 12pmLearning how to paint Koi fish

9 May 2021 Sun 12:30pm - 2:30pmLearning how to paint Cherry blossoms

details and booking:

(03) 9895 8833

Gloworm Studios (Sumi-e)

11 Railway Place, Fairfield VIC

30 June 2021 Wed 10am - 12pm - Sumi-e for children

31 July 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm - Sumi-e for beginners

details and booking: