SHODO JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY
Jan 12, 19 & 26
2:30 - 5:00.
Learn the fundamentals of Shodo Japanese Calligraphy using traditional ink and brush. Shodo is practiced by common people as well as by Zen and Shinto priests and artists. In Japan there is a saying: A person's writing shows their character. Shodo teaches you how to meditate and express your inner strength in your art and life. In this workshop you will start with the meditation of making ink, then continue on to learn basic strokes using a calligraphy brush. No experience necessary.
Yoshi Shibata has been practicing Shodo since he was five,beginning at a temple in Japan where he studied calligraphy and other traditional Japanese arts. He has won a number of national calligraphy competitions. He has taught classes locally in Santa Cruz, including workshops at UCSC.
Brush, one small, one medium
Sumi: Solid ink stick plus a bottle of pourable ink. (Bottle ink can be purchased from teacher at a discount.) Hanshi: Special thin calligraphy paper (Can be purchased at discount from teacher)
Suzuri: Heavy black container for mixing ink
Bunchin: Metal stick to weight down paper during writing. (may bring stones)
For three sessions: $75 (Sustaining members), $90 (all others)
Send your registration to SCZC, 113 School Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 The classes are held in the zendo. Make the check payable to SCZC.