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Introduction to Mineral Pigment

Introduction to Mineral Pigment
JPY 3,850 tax in
(JPY 3,500 )
Art Supply set(Mineral Pigment)
JPY 9,570 tax in
(JPY 8,700 )

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Our popular workshops are now available online.

Purchasing the art supplies set along with the video is recommended.
We will walk through art materials and the process of creating an artwork, with demonstrations to help you solidify techniques and knowledge in detail. If you follow the instructions, even beginners will find that they can do it with ease!
Of course, the practice video is available by itself.

The video is about painting materials lectured by specialists in the fields.
It is for everyone from beginners at art to professional artists.

We hope you will enjoy the precious experience only available on the PIGMENT Video.

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There are 4,500 colors of pigments at PIGMENT TOKYO.
“Mineral pigments” are one of the kinds which made by grinding mineral ores and colored glasses.
The fine grains of the mineral shine brightly, and you can feel both the color and the materiality. Let’s try and use this jewel-like paint made of mineral together. This workshop is for those who are using the mineral pigment for the first time. Anyone can easily handle it with just a few tips. We will give a lecture on basic knowledge about mineral pigment and how to use it as a paint mixture of animal glue and mineral pigments.

We are going to paint a graceful flower in the main working time.
Through the whole workshop, we hope you will enjoy and find the fascination in Japanese style painting
(2 hours Video)

<Set includes>
A paper mounted panel(x1)、Mineral Pigment(Red)、Mineral Pigment(Green)、Pearl Pigment, Ox Glue, Plates(x8)、Brushes(x2)

-Natural Mineral Pigment - *Set pigments (Natural Tourensekimatsu, Natural Matsubarokusho)
Natural mineral pigments are mainly made from ores (azurite, malachite, cinnabar, etc.) and grinded into grains. It is manufactured from the same raw material to the about 10 different granularities, and it becomes finer as the number increases from 5 (coarse) to 13 (powder), and ""byaku (white) "" refers to the finest powder form. The color tone changes as the grain size changes, with coarse # 5 being the darkest and lightness increasing as the grain size becomes finer. Because of the difference in grain size and specific gravity, it is mostly used as a single color.

Natsumi Yamasato

Art Materials Expert at PIGMENT TOKYO
Doctor of Fine Arts at Kyoto University of Art and Design
While she works as an art material expert at PIGMENT, she also continues her career as an artist.


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