Workshops & Events

**Holiday Notice**
For any order placed after 4 July 2022, the items will be dispatched after 1 September 2022.
Between 12 July – 25 August, I can be contacted via email only. Thank you for your understanding.

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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. ✨

Join Noriko for a recording of a family friendly 1 hour Japanese paper collage art workshop.
The workshop took place online on 20th January 2022.
If you missed it, don’t worry! The recording is available to buy from HexamTV.

Chigiri-e workshop by Noriko Matsubara on HexamTV on 20 January 2022
Hexam TV Live Show

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 £250 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 20mile 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 Workshop (Online)

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

In this 3 hour workshop, Noriko will introduce work of automatic drawings 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

Past Workshops & Events