Japanese Ink Painting with Talia
  • Mallorca, Spain
  • 9 hours over 3 days

Japanese Ink Painting with Talia

Discover the beauty of traditional Japanese ink painting (known in Japanese as sumi-e or sui-boku-ga) nestled amidst the almond groves in Mallorca. Talia will guide you through this ancient art form using ink brush techniques and a meditative practice to create deeply expressive artwork. When not in studio, hike up the dramatic Tramuntuna mountains, explore the white sand beaches or the local markets.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1375
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $925

Meet the Artist

Talia is an artist and teacher of Japanese ink painting with over 20 years of experience. She studied with Japanese master artists and calligrapher in London and Japan for over seven years. Learning and viewing original art in temples, shrines, private collections and museums was an essential part of the journey. She regards the masters of the past as her teachers of today.

Talia’s aesthetic sensibility is an exploration and reclamation of nature's patterns. She strives to reveal beauty and elegance within the natural rhythm of life and looks to her art as a place of well-being, empowerment and inner peace. She believes that Japanese ink painting is about capturing the spirited essence of the subject. It is not about replicating a blossom. It is about feeling and connecting with it, and giving it expression. This makes each artistic expression unique and special.

She uses her knowledge as a discipline and inspiration to direct her own creative work. And enjoys sharing her love and passion with others to emancipate the artist within, the creative mode that is within each one of us. Her studio inside the almond grove, by the Tramuntana mountains, is a perfect retreat setting to get absorbed in a creative adventure.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Introduction to Japanese brush, ink, paper, colors and the artist tool set.
  • Preparing the artist workspace, and making your own ink.
  • Learning how to hold the brush, body posture and mindset.
  • Guidance on brush strokes, lines and marks to understand the way of ink, brush and paper.
  • Learning various painting techniques such as line work, free style (mokutse), dry brush and washes.
  • Practicing active meditation within your painting journey as part of empowering your artistic creative self.
  • Observing, sketching, finding inspiration in the almond grove outside the studio.
  • Viewing inspirational ink paintings by various Japanese ink masters, from Talia's library.
  • Understanding composition, mounting, signing and sealing your artwork.
  • Your own original one to three completed ink paintings.
  • All worksheets, tools and materials. You'll have the option to purchase your own tool set including brushes, paper, ink and seals for future practice.
  • If time allows, you will be able to learn how to mount your artwork in the traditional Japanese way.
  • If you are interested in a particular theme or subject paintings, you can discuss prior to arrival.
  • For your free time, Talia can give you tips on exploring the wealth of over 300 beaches in Mallorca, hidden hot springs, special gardens for drawing practice, Juan Miro foundation and studio, mountain hikes and local farmer markets.

Explore Mallorca

Majorca is a Mediterranean island off the east coast of Spain. It has stunning beaches, gorgeous nature, and charming historic towns. No wonder it’s been the inspiration for generations of artists, from Chopin to Miro. You can visit its different towns to explore tiny Spanish cafes, tapas bars, bustling markets, and cozy artisan shops. Or you can sun soak at the beach and explore the many coastal caves and cliffs for stunning views.

Talia's studio is located inside a hundred tree almond grove, near the town of Alarò, by the foothill of the Tramuntana mountains. These mountains in the heart of Mallorca, are a world heritage site and unique in their outstanding beauty and power. The deep quietude and serenity that nature offers in this area is what drew her to this part of the world. It is an ideal place to retreat and paint.

Additional Details

The best time to visit is year round. Every season is different and beautiful. However, the first two weeks of February are a special magical time to experience the almond blossom at the studio.

This VAWAA can be extended for 7 days for special projects, mounting artworks, and extended mentorship. Please ask when you send your booking request.

Must be at least 16 years old to participate, unless in exceptional cases. The studio is easily accessible by wheelchair.

Talia speaks English and Hebrew.
Talia's Availability 3 days

Guest Reviews

  • Richard D., United States

    Talia’s Japanese ink workshop was a wonderful experience, and I was able to learn a great deal about sumi-e painting in a short amount of time. Talia is extremely knowledgeable about her subject, and not only guided me through various techniques of sumi-e painting, building from one skill to another, but also provided in-depth explanations of the historical development of sumi-e, including the imp Read more