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Dragons and Mountains painting workshop

Dragons and Mountains painting workshop


Japanese ink painting with Talia 

at the Almond Grove studio - Mallorca

Tuesday 4th  to Saturday 8th June 2024

9:30am - 1:30pm 


This workshop is inspired by this year of the dragon. You will learn to paint dragons, clouds, mountains and pine landscape and will be guided into the realm of Japanese ink painting and explore your creative artist way and its evolvement. The workshop will take place and Talia’s studio in Mallorca and you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the island. The size of the class will be up to 6 students.


Studio opens at 9am and workshop begins at 9:30. We will work till 1:30pm. 

All basic tools and materials will be supplied for the duration of practice. You are invited to bring your own kit, and you will have the opportunity to purchase various tools and materials at the studio.


Each day will begin with calligraphy and other brush practice. Learning how to paint and creating your own compositions. Work on various types of paper and learn to mount your own work in the traditional Japanese way. Worksheets to form your notebook for the workshop will be offered. Light refreshment will be served throughout the day.


Day 1

Intro to the workshop / Dragon calligraphy  / One line dragon / How to paint a dragon


Day 2

Cloud calligraphy / Clouds / Dragon amongst clouds painting


Day 3

Mountain calligraphy  / On rocks and mountains  / Ink landscape


Day 4

Mount your paintings


Day 5

Tree calligraphy / Pine dragon / Pine dragons landscape / Outro of workshop


*This is a general plan and may change  slightly according to need and time.


What to look for :


  • Introduction to Japanese brush, ink, paper, colours and the artist tool set.
  • Preparing the artist workspace, and making your own ink.
  • Learning how to hold the brush, body posture and mindset.
  • Guidance on brush strokes, lines and marks to understand the way of ink, brush and paper.
  • Learning various painting techniques such as line work, free style (mokutse), dry brush and washes.
  • Practicing active meditation with your painting journey as part of empowering your artistic creative self.
  • Observing skills and sketching practice, finding inspiration in the almond grove outside the studio.
  • Viewing and learning about ink paintings by various Japanese ink masters, from the rich history of Japanese art and Talia's research and library.
  • Understanding in depth themes on composition, mounting, signing and sealing your artwork.
  • Create your own original one to five completed ink paintings.
  • Learn how to mount your artwork in the traditional Japanese way.



Included with your fees:


  • Four hours tuition each day with Talia
  • All tools and materials supplied
  • The opportunity to purchase your own tool set, including brushes, paper, ink and seals for future practice. All tool sets are made in Japan and curated by Talia.
  • Worksheets and written notes to form a booklet of your workshop studies
  • Tea/coffee and light refreshments
  • For your free time, Talia can give you tips on exploring the wealth of over 300 beaches in Mallorca, hidden hot springs, special gardens for drawing practice, Juan Miro foundation and studio, mountain hikes and local farmer markets.
  • A list of nearby the studio accommodation can be provided upon request.
  • Plus recommended list of optional tools and materials you may wish to bring with you.
  • 20% complementary discount on all of ArtBrush online school for Japanese ink painting courses.



  • Travel

    Travelling to Mallorca is relatively simple if you book ahead of time. Ryanair, Easy jet are two of the companies that have few flights a day from the UK. The earlier you book the cheaper the tickets.

    A selection of local hotels within 5-20 minutes from the studio will be sent to you upon booking.

    It is advisable to rent a car so you can explore the island and navigating your way with ease from your local hotel to the studio and back.

  • cancellation

    If you need to cancel up to two week ahead, full fees will be refunded, less 20% admin charge. Cancellation within a week prior to booking 50% will be refunded. In case of studio cancellation, full fees will be refunded.

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