Sumi-e Japanese Brush Painting Workshop for Beginners

Sunday, June 30, 2019
10:30 AM – 4 PM

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Discover traditional and modern interpretations of Sumi-e, a Japanese style of brush painting, with contemporary artist Fumiyo Yoshikawa. This workshop begins in the gallery with focused viewing and guided discussion of paintings in the exhibition Chiura Obata: An American Modern, and continues in the studio where students will learn how to use the brush, paper, and ink in harmony.

$75 members • $95 nonmembers
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About the instructor:
Born in the ancient capital of Kyoto, also called a Thousand Years Capital, Fumiyo Yoshikawa grew up with an affinity towards historic architecture and traditional arts and crafts of Japan.At age 18, she enrolled at Kyoto University of Education to study traditional Japanese painting methods and art history. Since then she has been creating artwork using nihonga and sumi-e styles as well as a combined style. Since her acceptance to Kyoto's juried art exhibition at age 20, Yoshikawa’s artwork has won recognition in many national juried selections and has been featured in exhibitions at art museums and in group shows at long-established art galleries such as Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, The Museum of Kyoto, and Takashimaya Art Gallery, to name just a few. She is a member of Sumi-e Association of America since 2013 and a recipient of both Calligraphy and Sumi-e Awards. She also serves as a board member of the Sumi-e Society from 2016. Yoshikawa presently resides with her husband and daughter in Albany, a city in San Francisco’s East Bay. She regularly teaches sumi-e and calligraphy at the Albany Community Center and Walnut Creek Civic Arts. Fumiyo Yoshikawa's blog can be found here.


Register by clicking the REGISTER button above or visit the Museum Admission Desk.

No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

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