Calligraphy Workshop- Nori Shirasu


In this class, participants will learn the basic concept and the writing method of Japanese and Chinese calligraphy. The workshop will start by learning the history and origin of Chinese characters. Followed by the brief meditation exercise, participants will identify the tools known as “the four treasures of calligraphy”. Next, the instructor will explain the way of holding the brush and the body posture. Participants will then learn how to write simple characters such as “one”, “two”, “three”, “person” “tree”, “forest” in Chinese/Japanese. After writing about 12-14 characters, participants can challenge writing difficult characters that they wish to write. The instructor will guide and help the participants. If the time allows, the instructor will also demonstrate how to write Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. Supplies are provided for this course.