Nihonga workshop 5 days. August 3/4/5/6
Level: Beginners accepted
Duration: 5 days. From 10 am till 6 pm (one hour meal break, 30 minute morning break)
Materials: pigments, animal glue (nikawa), silk cotton, frame, Japanese paper, Japanese brushes.
Level: accessible any levels
Global objective: through the knowledge of the traditional materials, and technical exercises, to acquire the bases of the traditional Japanese painting (nihonga) .
Create 2 pictures (21/29,5) from a proposed motif or one brought by the participant, and several small sizes (12 /14 cm – 4.75 x 5.5 in) for the exercises (8 processes)
Day 1 and day 2:
Presentation of the participants and their expectations with regard to the course.
Presentation of materials, supports, Technical tools:
Preparation of the glue (nikawa)
Preparation of the paper (washi)
Mounting of the paper on a panel
How to prepare pigments
Preparation of the gofun
Sketch and its transfer
Drawing with ink
Various stylistic processes:
Backgrounds and media effects
Katabokashi (bleeding one side of a painted line)
Sotoguma (bleeding the outside lines of a painted area)
Tarashikomi (stain in wet ink)
Momigami (creased paper)
Moriage (Relief painting)
Metal leaf (Altered, 2 techniques of oxidation with sulfur)
Technique of mawabata: absorbent silk cotton / juice of kaki (Kakishibu) as stencil
Day 3 and Day 4
Creation of an average size by choosing among techniques proposed during the first two days.
At the end of the day, a projection of clips of documentary movies about the nihonga (artists in the work) will be proposed
Experiment and western materials
Use of pigments and animal glue
Powders of French shell (Ostrecal)
Gesso and relief
Nihonga on wood
Duration: 35 hours
Cost: 5 day workshop 500 euros, or 100 euros per day + 30 euros annual membership
N.B.: the program can be adapted according to the schedule (workshop from 1 to 5 days)
For more information, please contact: 0609390742
Valérie Eguchi is French.
Painter trained in the traditional techniques of ornamental paint in 1987, she travelled repeatedly in Japan, where she discovered the practice of the Japanese paint Nihonga .
She was trained in 2007 with Yiching Chen at her “Pigments et Arts du Monde” association.
At the end of 3 years of studies and practice, fascinated by this mode of expression, she passes on her discoveries by means of initiations and by demonstrations.
Lieu: AGORA (maison des associations)
18 rue Aristide Briand à Issy les Moulineaux
A 5mn de la Station Tram T2 “Les Moulineaux”
(A 11mn de la Porte de Versailles à PARIS)