JCCC Cultural and Heritage Programming is generously sponsored in part by the Toyota Foundation

Sumi-E watercolour painting forest


Brush Painting

This traditional painting technique uses black ink or subtle watercolours. The quality of the painting lies in the strength of the line, which depends on the artists ability to control the brush; shading or colours and the composition.

Creative Sumi-e Course (Wednesday mornings only)
This course is open for students who have 3 years or more experience in Sumi-e. During this course, students will develop their styles and create artworks of their own and also study Sumi-e techniques of specific historical Japanese artists.


Hiroshi Yamamoto (Hakuho) studied Japanese Traditional Art and Art History at the Kyoto Industrial Design Institute Japan and the Kyoto Japanese Art School. Hiroshi has held more than 20 Sumi-e and Nihonga exhibitions in Canada as well as in Japan. He has taught Sumi-e and Nihonga for 10 years.

Azra Rashid studied sumi-e for 16 years, most recently under Mr. Hiroshi Yamamoto. Azra is a member of Sumi-e Artists of Canada and regularly exhibits her paintings in Toronto.

Total Classes

8 classes


$70 (plus HST)
Materials are extra. Brush, sumi (ink stick), suzuri (inkstone) and rice paper available at the JCCC gift shop.

Fall 2017

Start Date Time Level
Mon. Sep. 187:30pm - 9:00pmBeginner,Intermediate
Advanced & Extension
Wed. Sep. 2010:30am - 12:00pm3 yrs or more experience
Wed. Sep. 201:30pm - 3:00pmAll
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(416) 441-2345