Art Kintsugi Introductory Workshop - Sydney Short Courses

Art Kintsugi Introductory Workshop

What you'll learn

Learn the mindful Japanese art of golden ceramic mending to give new life to a damaged piece with our DIY short courses in Sydney!

Kintsugi is century-old Japanese craftwork where broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using lacquer and gold dust, based on the philosophy of Wabi Sabi finding beauty in imperfection.

The process transforms much loved, worn items into beautifully crafted, new pieces of art. It is a chance to live in a more sustainable way and to rescue objects which would otherwise be discarded.

In this relaxed workshop, you will learn the introductory technique of “Art Kintsugi” mending by following 7 essential steps using modern accessible materials and bringing home a piece of your own Kintsugi art.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Art Kintsugi course, you should be able to:

  • Achieve basic fundamental skill to repair damaged ceramic pieces using Art Kintsugi method, with epoxy glue, putty
  • Decorate the repaired piece by applying Art Makie technique using lacquer and gold metal powder
  • Understand the essential 7 steps of Art Kintsugi method
  • Know the different types of Kintsugi repair – traditional and modern method
  • Bring home a piece of your own Kintsugi art
  • Understand the sustainable way to rescue damaged objects which otherwise be discarded
  • Source materials for future projects

Course content

What will be covered in this Art Kintsugi Introductory workshop?

  • 3.5 hours hands-on tuition
  • A brief history of traditional Kintsugi
  • Comparison between the traditional slow method and new techniques
  • Sourcing materials for future projects
  • Structure and importance of 7 essential steps
  • How to adopt the 7 steps for more complex repair (case by case)
  • How to incorporate art and design into the repair process to create your original piece of Kintsugi art.
  • Purpose and safety information of tools and materials
  • About food safety and materials. (Australian food safety guide)

Course materials

All materials are included in the Art Kintsugi Introductory workshop:

  • A small broken dish for repair
  • Tool kit and material to use in class
  • Facial masks and gloves
  • Printed information/instruction sheet

What to bring to class

  • An apron or comfortable clothes that can get a little dusty
  • Spectacles if you normally wear them
  • Hair tie or hair band for long hair

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • class is not recommended when pregnant
  • Please be advised that the finishing time can be pushed a little behind. 
  • We won’t commence the class till everyone has arrived. Late arrival to join the workshop will not be possible.
  • We will not be using pure gold (24k gold) in the workshop. Materials we use include epoxy, gum turpentine, lacquer, and metal powder. 
  • we will be using epoxy glues and other materials that may irritate your skin. Disposable gloves will be provided.
  • It is essential (or advisable) not to have any hand injuries to carry on the Art Kintsugi process.

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Yoko Kawada. Tutor of Sydney Community College

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Art Kintsugi Introductory Workshop

<p>Learn the mindful Japanese art of golden ceramic mending to give new life to a damaged piece with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/diy">DIY short courses</a>

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$159 $135 Limited inc GST / $0 / $127.20 / $143.10
All materials included!
Art Kintsugi Introductory Workshop

<p>Learn the mindful Japanese art of golden ceramic mending to give new life to a damaged piece with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/diy">DIY short courses</a>

...
$159 $135 Limited inc GST / $0 / $127.20 / $143.10
All materials included!
Art Kintsugi Introductory Workshop

<p>Learn the mindful Japanese art of golden ceramic mending to give new life to a damaged piece with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/diy">DIY short courses</a>

...
$159 $135 Limited inc GST / $0 / $127.20 / $143.10
All materials included!

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