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Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

at RESOBOX - East Village

Course Details
$40 6 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Oct 11, 6:15pm - 7:20pm Eastern Time

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East Village, Manhattan
91 East 3rd St
Btwn 1st & 2nd Avenues
New York, New York 10003
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Ayakoh Furukawa

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this painting class:

Sumi-e, also called Suibokuga, is the art of ink wash-painting. Characteristically, it is an East Asian art, and has been practiced there for well over a thousand years. Sumi-e depicts the spirit or essence of an object or scene rather than its outward appearance — and does so in the fewest possible strokes. Because of this simplicity, the painter’s character and personality come through in his/her work. In both viewing and creating, Sumi-e is a very contemplative form of painting.

In this class at RESOBOX, a Japanese cultural center in New York, all students will start from the basics of ink-wash painting, such as how to hold a brush.

All materials such as ink, brushes, calligraphy paper, etc. will be provided for the students.

Cat and Pumpkins

  • October 11th 6:15 pm – 7:20 pm / 7:45 pm – 8:50 pm
  • October 25th 6:15 pm – 7:20 pm / 7:45 pm – 8:50 pm

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Refund Policy

Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class. No credit/refund if cancellation is made less than 12 hours before class time. 

For Japanese Flower Arrangement: Ohara Ikebana Classes by HANADOJO: The class sign up deadline is 48 hours before the class begins. Cancellation after this period will NOT be refunded.

For Japanese Flower Arrangement: Misho Ikebana classThe class sign up deadline is 24 hours before the class begins. Cancellation after this period will NOT be refunded.

For Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)The class sign up deadline is 4 hours before the class begins. Cancellation after this period will NOT be refunded.


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Start Dates (4)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:15pm - 7:20pm Eastern Time Ayakoh Furukawa 1 $40
7:45pm - 8:50pm Eastern Time Ayakoh Furukawa 1 $40
6:15pm - 7:20pm Eastern Time Ayakoh Furukawa 1 $40
7:45pm - 8:50pm Eastern Time Ayakoh Furukawa 1 $40

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Reviews of Classes at RESOBOX (441)

(441 Reviews)
Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)
Reviewed by Sylviei R on 9/15/2022
The course was absolutely an amazing experience. The instructor was super attentive, patient, knowledgeable, and professional. Would always consider coming back.
Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/25/2022
A fun, summer activity. The length and content of the class was perfect, the instructor was very nice. I tried to call to verify the address and class before heading downtown but the number in the confirmation was not working. Better communication avenues or even a text reminder a day before the class would’ve been helpful too.
Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)
Reviewed by Joshua N. on 8/25/2022
Very informative! The instructor was very accommodating and kind.
Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/13/2022
Excellent class! Enjoyed it very much.
Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)
Reviewed by Charlene F. on 6/28/2022
I gifted myself the Sumi-e class for my birthday week and I wasn't disappointed! The instructor greeted us with subdued music in an open classroom in the East Village and then proceeded to list her qualifications as a Sumi-e instructor, which were impressive. It was a small group which was just perfect and, to my delight, the subject was a beautiful Japanese bird and plumb blossom branch just in time for my spring birthday! I can't draw or paint to save my life but soon I was mimicking the instructor's master strokes and creating a work of art that I am so very proud of! I even framed it at the request of my friends and family who were all so impressed with my "first attempt" at this ancient art form. In short, I recommend this course highly, the instructor highly, and also highly recommend you put aside your inhibitions and just let yourself CREATE! I plan on taking more of these informative and restorative classes.
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