Suminagashi and Sumi-e Painting


3 Hr Workshop 10.30 - 1.30

$60 or Conc $40


Japanese floating inks and the art of the brush

An exploration of Sumi-e brush and ink.

Develop sensitivity and increase your observation of mark making and pattern, contrast and variation of tone.

Explore colour mixing and enjoy the simplicity and satisfaction of marbling with floating inks on beautiful handmade papers.


Working with natures inspiration on a variety of Asian handmade papers we will : 

  • Prepare Sumi-e  ink and learn the basics of how to work with calligraphy brushes to create your own sumi-e paintings using Australian native plants for inspiration. 
  • Learn the tools and techniques of Japanese floating inks - Suminagashi
  • Decorate a variety of papers including Handmade Japanese and Korean papers

No previous experience is necessary. A list of class requirements will be provided.



Sumi-e with Suminagashi background by Primary School student.sumie1


Artist Books



Artist Book workshops nurturing personal explorations on the themes of your choice and techniques for construction.

Concertina Books - Miniature Books -  Pop Up Books - Sculptural Books





Handmade Paper



 Relax into the playful and meditative process of making paper by hand.

Connect with nature and make paper from a variety of plants such as

native grasses, native iris, abaca, New Zealand Flax.

 Discover more about the wonders of cellulose.

Enjoy collecting and learning more about the plants and their qualities.

Make your papers unique and add something special to your next book or paper arts project.


Design your own unique papers and explore ways to incorporate your papers into artist books.

Workshop Bookings

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Paper Figure Sculpture




3 x 2 hr Workshops  Suitable for all ages and abilities

Enjoy the texture and possibilities of paper as you sculpt with freshly made sheets of handmade cotton rag paper.

Make a date with your inner artist and let your imagination come alive while you discover a new material and create with paper.

You will receive guidance and support to tap into your creativity and work with new techniques.

All materials will be supplied to create your 30cm figure on a base including face moulds.

Figures will be painted and sealed with acrylic medium after drying.

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