SUMIE

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What is Sumie?

Sumie is one of the most popular ink brush painting techniques in Asian countries such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea.
The pictures drawn by Sumi (black ink) are generally called "Suiboku-ga" or "Sumi-e" in Japan. It is said that "Sumi-e" is the most popular way of saying overseas.
Sumi-e basically uses only black ink but sometimes uses a little bit of other pigments as well. (Sumi-e with other pigments is called Bokusaiga.)
Sumi-e came from China with Zen in 13th century. And after then, Sumi-e has made its own development in Japan.
About the painting techniques, the Sumie uses various techniques of gradation, shading, bleeding, blurring. Such techniques can be obtained through changing the amount of water added to the ink. I'm sure you will be absorbed in mastering this technique.

What is Japanese Gongbi?

Gongbi Painting is a type of Asian painting that has beautiful gradation.
This technique uses highly detailed brushstrokes. It requires drawing with fine outlines and adding washes of ink and color layer by layer with gradation. By using this technique you’ll achieve the perfection of exquisiteness and fine art.
From 2009 to 2016, Yukakako studied under Miho-Sensei, a leading person in Japanese gongbi painting, in Japan. As a scholarship student of the Japanese government, Miho-Sensei studied at the China Academy of Art, which is the most famous art school in China, and was the first Japanese to officially complete a master's degree.
Japanese Gongbi Painting is more sensitive and delicate than Chinese Gongbi Painting.

ABOUT

Hello, I am a Japanese painter and have opened Sumi-E Art Studio in the Netherlands since 2016. I would be so happy to enjoy paintings with you together:)

  • Teacher: Yuka Kako (My painter’s name is “Kako”)
  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Education : Tsukuba University in grad school (Master course) in Japan
  • Licence : First-class registered architect in Japan

Painting

2018
 
the Foreign Minister’s Award in the international public exhibition of The International Sumi-e Association (display in The National Art Center, Tokyo) in Japan
2017
Display in Singapore-Japan Ink Painting Exchange Exhibition at Visual Arts Centre in Singapore
2016
 
the Cyuugokubijutuhousya Prize in the international public exhibition of The International Sumi-e Association (display in The National Art Center, Tokyo) in Japan
2015
 
the Semi-grand Prize in the international public exhibition of The International Sumi-e Association (display in The National Art Center, Tokyo) in Japan
2011
 
the prize in the international public exhibition of Salon des Artistes Francais (display in Grand Palais national museum) in Paris
2011
 
Display in the international public exhibition of ‘Encre et papierid; versite’s asiatiques’ (at Espace des Blancs-Manteaux de la Mairie du 4e arrondissement) in Paris
2010
 
the incentive award in the international public exhibition of The International Sumi-e Association (display in The National Art Center, Tokyo) in Japan

Japanese Calligraphy

2009
Display at the exhibition of Japanese Calligraphy (at the Tokyo Art Theater) in Japan

COURSES

We prepared two monthly courses (EnjoySumie, JapaneseGongbi) and three workshops. Furthermore, you can take a private lesson.

PRICES

Enjoy Sumie

  • €88 /month
  • €204 /3months

  • €348 /6months

 
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Japanese Gongbi

  • €88 /month
  • €272 /4mnths

  • €464 /8months

 
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Private Lesson

  • €68 /hour
 
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SCHEDULE

You can check the schedules for 2020.

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ART PRINTS

TESTIMONIALS

Miriam T

It's been really nice to explore a set of techniques in painting with black ink! I keep on wondering about the power of suggestion that can be achieved by such simple methods! Thematically the course is very diverse. With confidence I can say that I will attain my personal goals because of this. Thank you very much Yuka!

Daniëlle J

I’ve learned a lot during the LAK course and the 2 years of Sumi-e lessons. I have to say that It was quite a journey and sometimes I struggled with even the simplest brushstrokes, but It’s all worth it in the end. Because you’ll leave with some pretty nice artworks, if I say so myself. Thank you so much Yuka, you’re a great teacher!

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