Lessons

Monthly Gongbi Painting lessons

Monthly lessons of gaining certificate of Gongbi Painting started in Leiden. It is the course for two years. Only for biginners. People can join from any month in the middle. For example, if a person join from this April, the last lesson would be next next March.

Temporary participants are not allowed. This is a two-year monthly course.

Your benefit

When you open your Gongbi Painting class as a teacher after getting the certification, you can use the texts and videos made by Sumi-E Art Studio.

Gongbi Painting timetable

Regarding the certification of Gongbi Painting by Sumi-E Art Studio, there are one condition;

1. Submitting 11 tasks (See below) and acceptance by Sumi-E Art Studio

Schedule of 11 tasks to gain certificate of Gongbi Painting

1. morning glorySeptember, October of the first year

2. lotusNovember, December of the first year

3. magnoliaJanuary, February of the first year 

4. dragonMarch, April of the first year  

5. wisteriaMay, June of the first year 

6. roseJuly, August of the first year 

7. cyclamen & butterflySeptember, October of the second year

8. sasanquaNovember, December, January of the second year 

9. goldfishFebruary, March, April of the second year

10. hydrangeaMay, June of the second year

11. okuraJuly, August of the second year  

What to do if you’ve missed a lesson?

(Basically, people living in the Netherlands have to join every month unless it is unavoidable.) Regarding the absence of a monthly lesson for gaining the certification, there are 2 options:

1. You can take the lesson of the month that you’ve missed together with your next monthly lesson (Note: you can only take the lesson previous of the next month.) In this case, you’d take two lessons together. For example, if you can’t attend the lesson in February, you can take the lesson of March together with the lesson of February. Normally one monthly lesson is 4 hours, but in this case, you’ll have 2 hours for the lesson of February + 2 hours for the lesson of March = total 4 hours.

* Regarding the tuition, one lesson is €65. The total tuition is €65 (for February) + €65 (for March) = €130.

2. You need to wait 2 years to take the lesson, because the cycle of the monthly lessons are 2 years.

Monthly Sumie lessons

Monthly lessons of gaining certificate of Sumi-e started in Leiden from January in 2017. It is the course for two years, but people can join from any month in the middle. For example, if a person join from this April, the last lesson would be next next March.

Temporary participants are not allowed. This is a two-year monthly course. And this course is not for advanced persons but biginners.

After getting the certificate, you can open your Sumi-e class as a teacher registered by The International Sumi-e Association in Japan and can also get a lot of support by the Association, for example, you can use the text made by the Association when you teach to your pupils.

Regarding the certification of Sumi-e by The International Sumi-e Association, there are two condition;

1. Submitting 24 tasks (See below) and acceptance by The International Sumi-e Association in Japan

1-1. One task / 4 hours

1-2. One task per one month

2. Acceptance in The international public exhibition by The International Sumi-e Association is minimum 2 times

2-1. this exhibition is held once a year in The National Art Center in Tokyo.

2-2. This exhibition is not free.

Therefore, it takes minimum 2 years to gain the license of Sumi-e.

Schedule of 24 tasks to gain certificate of Sumi-e

1. Choju-giga (Animal Caricatures), Sweetfish, Pepper
2. Four gentlemen – Bamboo on a fine day (By Zoho)
3. Four gentlemen – Bamboo on a fine day (By Roho), on a windy day, and on a rainy day
4. Four gentlemen – Orchid
5. Four gentlemen – Japanese plum tree
6. Four gentlemen – Chrysanthemum
7. Iris
8. Camellia
9. Hydrangea
10. Morning glory
11. Rose
12. Grape tree
13. Chestnut, Loquat
14. Eggplant, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Corn
15. Mushroom, Lotus root, Red pepper, Turnip, Radish, Wheatear
16. Warbler, Sparrow, Butterfly, Bee, Dragonfly, Mantis, Cicada
17. Sweetfish, Flatfish, Flounder
18. Crab, Squid, three kinds of Shrimp
19. Tree (common tree, Japanese cedar, True cedar, Pine tree, Willow tree), Plant, Japanese silver grass
20. Landscape – Mountain, Rock
21. Landscape – Water, Waterfall
22. Landscape – Building, Building you sketched
23. Landscape – Snow
24. Landscape – Landscape you sketched

What to do if you’ve missed a lesson?

(Basically, people living in the Netherlands have to join every month unless it is unavoidable.) Regarding the absence of a monthly lesson for gaining the license, there are 3 options:

1. You can take the lesson of the month that you’ve missed together with your next monthly lesson (Note: you can only take the lesson previous of the next month.) In this case, you’d take two lessons together. For example, if you can’t attend the lesson in February, you can take the lesson of March together with the lesson of February. Normally one monthly lesson is 4 hours, but in this case, you’ll have 2 hours for the lesson of February + 2 hours for the lesson of March = total 4 hours.

* Regarding the tuition, one lesson is €65. The total tuition is €65 (for February) + €65 (for March) = €130.

2. You need to wait 2 years to take the lesson, because the cycle of the monthly lessons are 2 years.

3. You can take the lesson by following a private lesson of one hour (€ 65). In this case, you don’t need 4 hours. We can make an appointment in the following month at a day and time that suits you best.

Private lesson

Please let me know, if you would like to take a private lesson.

I will arrange the time.

Regarding tuition, see here.