NIHONGA - Japanese Pictorial Art


Master Class - NIHONGA - Japanese Pictorial Art, with Yaeko Kurimata

Content of the course :

Atelier Nadaï is pleased to receive for the third consecutive year Yaeko Kurimata, who will be teaching a 5-day Master Class on rendering a decorative panel depicting Japanese Pictorial Art.  Yaeko is an accomplished, internationally renowned Japanese artist and is owner of Faux Arts Design in Tokyo, Japan.  She will be showing you how to paint a decorative panel representing the imagery and techniques of painting on folding screens, using modern techniques and materials

Emphasis will be on painting a decor in the style of the Rimpa School, one of the major historial schools of Japanese painting.  Used in wall hangings, folding screens, ceramics and laquer, Rimpa School also greatly influenced the Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements.  It also influenced symbolist painters like Gustav Klimt, impressionists like Manet and Monet, and post-impressionists like Whistler.


We wouldn’t be able to study Japanese art without becoming much happier and more cheerful...  
it makes us return to nature, despite our education and our work in a world of convention...
 Vincent Van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Theo, September 1888

Nihonga workshop at Atelier Nadaï from ATELIER NADAÏ on Vimeo.

               Yaeko Kurimata's initials
You will learn how to write your initials in kanji!

Objectives of the class: 

Focus on this course will be on leading students to render a beautiful Japanese decorative panel using modern techniques and materials.  As you learn how to create an aged imitation gilded background, you will explore the aesthetics and exquisite finesse of Japanese decorative painting techniques.

Techniques used in class:  Acrylic / Acrylic gouache


Supports (substrate to paint on)
Each student will paint on his or her canvas - size approximately 120cm x 70cm (provided by the school)

Instructor:   Yaeko Kurimata
Dates:          June 11th to June 15th, 2018
Duration:     5 days, 40 hours of class (8 hours per day).
Location:     Atelier Nadaï, 8 rue François Arago, 47000 AGEN, France
Tuition:       980.00 euros net (our courses are exempt of VAT)

Tuition includes

- Yaeko's live, step by step instructions.
- acrylic paints and mediums.
- polyester canvas.
- your initials in kanji
- cofee, tea and biscuits during breaks

* We thank Turner Colour Works Ltd, Japan for sponsoring this workshop.
For more information on the acryl gouache manufactured by Turner Colour Works Ltd click here!

For more information and to receive course brochure please send us an email.



Emphasis will be on painting a decor in the style of the Rimpa School,
one of the major historial schools of Japanese painting. Here are some photos from a previous course.