Workshops & Events

Upcoming Events

Join Hexhamtv and North East based Japanese artist, illustrator, teacher and author in a fun family friendly 1 hour online workshop on Thursday 20th January at 7pm. Noriko will be helping you to create your first project in the Japanese paper collage art of Chigiri-e.
Tickets are by donation pay what you feel. Come along and learn something fun and creative for the new year.
Chigiri-e Japanese Paper Collage Cat in the Field

Chigiri-e Workshop

Chigiri-e is a traditional Japanese art form in which pictures are created from pieces of hand-torn Japanese paper called ‘washi’. In this workshop, I will show you how to create chigiri-e with modern material – newspaper.

My chigiri-e technique is simple and it requires few materials. After attending this workshop, you will be able to start making your own chigiri-e at home without getting any expensive materials.

Suitable for both adults and children (4+).

I deliver my workshops in the North East England (County Durham, Newcastle and surrounding areas). Please inquire if you are further afield.

For more information or to book a workshop,
please contact: admin@norikoart.com

 ✨ I am currently offering online workshops (group sessions) on Zoom. ✨

Origami Workshop

This workshop will give you an authentic experience of learning art of paper folding. Born and raised in Japan, I have been practicing origami since the age of 4. I will deliver tailor made workshops that suit any age over 4 years old.

Suitable for both adults and children (4+).

I deliver my workshops in the North East England (County Durham, Newcastle and surrounding areas). Please inquire if you are further afield.

For more information or to book a workshop,
please contact: admin@norikoart.com

Japanese Origami Winter Workshop by Noriko Matsubara at Land of Oak & Iron

Author Visits

I enjoy visiting schools & libraries to read and talk about my picture books and work with children.
 
My typical library storytime includes book reading with puppets and some songs, followed by craft workshop (30min – 1h).
 
For school visits, I charge £200 for a full day or £150 for a half day.
 
Living in Consett, County Durham, I ask 45p per mile travel expenses (or train fare) for anywhere outside 30mile radius of Consett.
 

For further information or to book an author’s visit,
please contact: admin@norikoart.com

Picture Books by Noriko Matsubara

Children's book author and illustrator Noriko Matsubara's author visit at Bishops Stortford Library, Hertfordshire, UK.

For children’s activities & teaching resources, you can download all the activities here.

Automatic Drawing Course (Online)

Date: TBC

Automatic drawing is about exploring the subconscious. It is one of the major contributions of the Surrealist movement to the Modern and Contemporary Art.

In this 3 hour course, Noriko will introduce work of automatic drawing by the Surrealists/Modern/Contemporary artists, psychics and spiritual artists, and her own experience on automatic drawing. Followed by a short meditation, you’ll be guided to create automatic drawings in black and white and then in colour. Noriko will also share blind contour drawing exercise as a tool to be present in the moment.
 
No artistic trainings or experiences required. Just be curious and enjoy the process of tapping into your subconscious mind!
 

This workshop will be held online via Zoom. Places are limited to 12.
For any inquiries, please contact: admin@norikoart.com

Suggested Materials for this workshop:
 
🔸Several A4 or larger sheets of paper, or sketchbook
 
🔸A few black and white drawing utensils – choose from:
  • pencils B-9B
  • Charcoal
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Felt tip markers
🔸A few colour drawing utensils – choose from:
  • Coloured pencils
  • Soft pastels
  • Oil pastels
  • Crayons
Pencil drawing of a man by Noriko Matsubara
Date: TBC
 
Fee: £75
 

Past Workshops & Events