Chigiri-e Course (no Tools)


Create breathtaking Chigiri-e pieces. With this Course’s step-by-step and detailed instructions, unlocking your creativity with Chigiri-e has never been easier! Whether you’re a newbie to Chigiri-e or have been practicing but wish your Chigiri-e looked more polished, this Course is perfect for you. You will enjoy acquiring skills with a series of 6 progressively more advanced motifs, from sweet magnolia blossoms to the majestic bonsai tree, all with step-by-step video instructions. Follow along as Toshiko, Master Chigiri-e crafter, guides you through creating your own 6 Chigiri-e masterpieces using the finest materials all hand-selected in Japan. In each lesson, you learn efficient skills, such as layering Washi for shadowing effect and extracting a fiber from Unryu paper. You can ask questions and turn in your projects to receive personal feedback from Toshiko, so once you complete this Course, you’ll have experiences and techniques to add Chigiri-e to your life-long hobby.

A beautiful wooden picture frame that completes the look of your Chigiri-e artwork comes with the Course! The frame is handcrafted in Japan and ready to hang in portrait or landscape orientation.

* The Starter Tools kit is sold separately and not included in this course. You need a Starter Tools Kit to complete this course.

*Shipping charge of $20 will be added at the checkout.

*Finish all 3 assignments in the Course and get the gorgeous Pansy motif as a course completion gift!

About the Chigiri-e Course

Course Content

  • Guide Book
  • Leaning Center Introduction
  • Finished Example
  • 6 Patterns (Tracing Paper)
  • Chalk Paper
  • Washi
  • Art Board or Card
  • Cardboard to be used as underlayment

Unlimited access to online video instruction. Online messaging with our Sensei (master) Chigiri-e crafter for tips. Three assignments are included in this course so that you can receive advice from the instructor to brush up your technique.