Learn How To Create Etegami (Japanese Picture Letter)
About The Workshop
Hi Learners! Looking for something fun that you could do in your free time? Thinking to share encouraging words to your loved ones? Do you love to express your thoughts through art? We have a perfect medium for you!
Etegami is an intuitive, colorful folk art consisting of simple Sumi ink drawings paired with a few thoughtful words and Gansai (Japanese Watercolor), typically drawn on postcards or on Washi paper to be used as letters. The name comes from the Japanese word 絵 (e), which means “picture,” and 手紙 (tegami), which means “letter.
Etegami famous motto is “heta de ii, heta ga ii” (roughly translated: It’s fine to be clumsy! In fact, the best Etegami are clumsy!) Encouraged by this motto, more and more ordinary folk–people who don’t think of themselves as “artists”– both young and old, have taken up Etegami as an enjoyable and relaxing pastime.
What will you learn?
You will learn step by step how to make Etegami and have lots of fun making them.
ABOUT THE TEACHER(S)
Sumi means Ink and Monogatari means story in Japanese.
Narako sumigatari is a studio that specializes in teaching the art of traditional eastern style brush painting, particularly but not limited to Sumi E, the Japanese ancient art of ink Painting. The class is open for beginner and intermediate artists alike, in addition to learning the techniques of brush painting, the class will also casually explain the philosophy behind this centuries old tradition. The founder of Narako Sumigatari Studio wishes not only to popularize Sumi E painting as a hobby in Indonesia, but also as an alternative method for meditation and self healing therapy.
What is the price inclusive of?
- 4 Japanese Postcards
- Practice papers
- Sumi ink
- Shared Pigment & Gansai
- Japanese Brushes and other Tools will be provided
What do you need to bring?