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Etegami workshop (see home page)

Japanese style postcard making experience for beginners. Text or email to make a reservation.

  • 45 min
  • base fee $10
  • Lake Oswego Studio

Service Description

11am to Nooon (Please make a payment via Venmo to reserve your spot) This is Japanese style postcard making art, "Etegami" In the lesson, you will make one etegami, Japanese stye postcard art that may and/or can be used calligraphy art. Etegami is not just art, but a letter. A letter with art. New to Japanese art? No worries. It is easy and relaxing! The class is a step by step process, with personalized instructions. It is about 45 to 50min lesson. Steps 1. Draw outline 2. Color 3. Write a message 4. Sign your name/name stamp 5. Send your etegami! Materials to use -watercolor -sumi ink* -paintbrushes* -pallet* -two cups filled with water to wash brushes* -washi card** -etegami brushes** *materials are available to rent. $5 per one a set The materials must be returned in original condition. Any damage will be subject for extra fee. As for water color, if you don’t have Japanese water color, regular water color works just fine. FAQ Q.What is Etegami? A.Etegami=E(picture)+Tegami(letter) It is similar to postcard art, but with more to offer... It takes focus and concentration, and you will have great fun. Uses unique Japanese calligraphy methods in drawing lines. Water color on washi paper creates an interesting effect. Writing a simple message to someone is relaxing and satisfying. Q. Do I have to be good at drawing? A. You don’t have to be good at drawing/coloring at all. "Writing a letter"&“Sending your heart” is etegami. One of the most important etegami philosophies is "imperfect is perfect", ”not good is even better” Q. How long has etegami been around? A. It was started in late ’70s by Mr.Kunio Koike. Q. What should/can I draw? A. Anything. It is best if your subject is placed in front of you, but you can use photo, art, pictures. Seasonal items are highly recommended (flower, leaves, fruits, vegetables). Q. What is the best material to draw for beginners? A. Something with very simple lines. Ex. Orange, apple, pear, tomato, banana. Q. Size of etegami art? A. Usually it is a postcard size (4x6”).

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or book, please contact us at least 48hr in advance. Thank you. For this etegami experience, please book via text or email.

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