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E-Tegami: Japanese Inspired poem-cards
E-Tegami is a Japanese folk art that combines pictures ("E") and words ("Tegami" or letter). Often seasonal, sometimes humorous, poetic and postcard sized, it has few rules. Embracing wobbles and blots it only truly becomes itself when it is let go i.e. mailed to someone else!
Come and try E-Tegami in this one-off intimate pre-Christmas class at Slow Clay Centre.
Find out about this spin off from Sumi-e painting, which embraces blots and wobbles and other imperfections. Paint postcards to adorn Christmas presents or to send as New Year greetings. Use Japanese mineral watercolours, Gansai, paint on rice paper, Washi, and watercolour paper. Mull over your green tea and dream up a haiku or two to complete the composition.
No experience necessary.
All materials provided.
Wear clothes suitable to paint in.
Suitable for 10 years and over.
About the presenter:
Carolyn Leach-Paholski (@blorgie1) is a Melbourne writer. She came to E-Tegami through haiku and belongs to a world wide E-Tegami club. You can join too! She is one of the artists exhibiting her cards in our Collective.
A materials fee of $10 per person applies to this workshop.
- Learn about E-Tegami and make some cards for yourself
- Experience using Gansai paints and Washi paper
- New knowledge and a chance to make your own E-Tegami cards
- Bring your eager self
Minimum 10 years, no upper limit!
Please choose carefully. Due to our limited class sizes once you've booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled by us. If you are unable to attend you may share the love and transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, you can hold your payment for up to 12 months for a future course.
Welcome to Slow Clay Centre!
We have some Terms & Conditions you need to know about:
These apply to all Slow Clay Centre classes/workshops/events:
- Deposit or full payment (depending on the course/workshop/event) must be made at the time of booking.
- Please choose carefully. Due to our limited class sizes once you've booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled by us. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, we can hold your payment in credit for up to 12 months for any future course (you must pay the difference if the price is higher).
- Please note: All students will receive a reminder three weeks before the start date with a link to pay the remaining balance with your credit card. Students who paid the deposit online will have the balance automatically deducted. Others will need to click on the link provided or ring our office on 99437844.
- If your balance is not received three weeks before the start date we reserve the right to find a replacement student and if this is not possible we will keep your deposit.
Weekly classes: These additional conditions apply to all Slow Clay Centre weekly classes.
- Please note that making ceramics, particularly on the pottery wheel, can be a physically demanding activity. If you have any pre-existing illnesses and/or chronic injuries to your back, shoulders, hips, neck, wrists or elbows we strongly advise you to seek a medical opinion before enrolling as some activities might exacerbate past injuries and we take no responsibility if this occurs. We ask you to fully disclose any prior and/or ongoing illnesses or injuries that could affect you. Your enrolment is conditional on the acceptance that Slow Clay Centre and/or the company's employees, whether casual, contract, or permanently employed, are indemnified against any exacerbation of past or new injuries.
- All work made during classes is to be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. This is individually negotiable for advanced students or for studio exhibitions but we ask students to accept that the emphasis of our classes is strictly on education not studio production.
- Teaching fees are fully inclusive of materials but students incur a single firing fee based on a current cost of $10 per kg weight after gloss firing.(no charge for biqsue firing)
- Collection of fired pieces: Please understand that our storage is extremely limited. Students will be notified via email when work is ready to be collected. Work will only be retained for one month following this notification unless other arrangements are made.
Regarding Kids Clay Club:
- It is your responsibility to clearly report in writing on the enrolment form, any illness or disability that may affect your child's involvement in the Clay Club activities.
- Please respect our teachers and be prompt to arrive and collect your children. Do not arrive more than 5 minutes early to class or leave your children more than 5 minutes later than the class end.
- Children are expected to be mature enough to work in a group together, to respect everyone's needs and differences and to be polite.