About my workshop

My workshop isn't a lecture workshop to study art. It is more of a reflection about art meeting where participants can share information with professional artists in order to solve some of their artistic problems. Simply, I will help you by offering my ideas to change your perspective on art to open up you own reflexion and thought about art. Technique is not taught in the workshop. Only advice about perspective on art is offered as I move around the workshop speaking with the students. You use your own ideas in the Masaaki Ohya workshop. I have a no rules. I will sometime suggest ideas or alternatives but never impose a style. Every person will chose the method or style that pleases them. I want to suggest the many different perspectives that exist in the world and the world of art in particular. My workshop will give you the opportunity to explore these perspectives and to interpret them in your fashion. I show participants my perspective and my art in the workshop but in this workshop participants will search for their own answers, their own truth with little intervention from myself. It is the participant who finds their own style and answers to perspectives and art. It is the Masaaki Ohya style .

Art Workshop for Kids 2017

17th March 2018

I want to convey the pleasure of creating. The Art workshop dealing 5-year old children in a nursery school started with this thought. In the program four times a year, I developed various programs according to the growth of the children.Social welfare corporation longevity is a group that manages nurseries in Kanagawa prefecture Japan. At 5 nursery schools, I held Art workshops four times a year for groups of 5-year old children. The first time, they  painted on a big screen and drew a story from the image that is made up of brilliant colors. The second time, they made totem poles with India-ink drawing. We made costumes which led to the 3rd workshop, "Let's Change!" with ink. The third time, they made a mask using color clay and yarn. It was used for transforming with the costume that we made the second time. The fourth time, we had the drypoint print course using a press machine. Everyone spun round the handle of a press machine as if he became the captain of a pirate ship.


Print Workshop for Amateurs

10th March 2018

I held the print workshop to disseminate print art. This time I held a drypoint and etching workshop 3 times at a temple in Japan. In recent years, inks and solvents have become water-soluble, so that full-fledged copperplate courses can be held anywhere by using these processes. As a professional printmaker, I am researching  how to hold print workshops anywhere.


Etching Workshop in Ega Print Studio

6th February 2018

I had lectured about traditional etching techniques 4 times at the Ega Print Studio in Tokyo.From 2017 to 2018, four lectures about spit byte and soft ground were launched from the basic of etching for those who are producing at the Ega Printmaking Studio. The course aims to teach each technique from the foundation and master the process. In etching, ground drawing, taper, line drawing corrosion method, paper wetting, ink filling method, etc. such as how to handle a plate, basics of aquatint technique in spit byte, soft ground, how to apply pressing pressure from soft ground and it has become the contents which can be learned faithfully to the basic.