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Kisyuu offers hands-on Japanese calligraphy one-off workshops and lessons in series.

One-off workshop will be perfect for those who are interested in trying something new and leaning this 6000 years long lasting traditional art. During the two-hour introductory workshop, you will be introduced basic Japanese calligraphy technique, history, ink and paper, then create calligraphy artworks with your newly acquired calligraphy skills! Everybody is welcome – no calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary. Let’s enjoy calligraphy!

Beginner Class Series (8 weeks) will be perfect for those who want to study deeper than what is provided in the Workshop and improve both your writing skills and the balance between mind and body.  Available sessions will be listed as they are scheduled.  Choose a session that suits your level and goals!

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WORKSHOP

Intro to Japanese Calligraphy (Sunday, September 15)
65.00

WHEN: Sunday, September 15th TIME: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

WHERE: 2305 West 7th Avenue V6K 1Y4, Vancouver BC

During this 2-hour introductory workshop, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy. Workshop contents include:

  • How to hold and control the brush

  • The structure and meaning of Japanese characters

  • Basic brush technique

  • The possibilities of sumi ink

  • Express yourself with the brush and ink

  • How to write kanji characters

Everybody is welcome – no calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary. All supplies are included as rental, so no need to bring anything. Just bring yourself and curiosity!

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8-WEEK BEGINNER COURSE

8-Week Beginner Course (Fall 2019)
250.00

WHEN: Tuesdays from October 1st to November 19th, 2019

TIME: 6:30pm - 8:00pm WHERE: 2305 West 7th Avenue V6K 1Y4, Vancouver BC

This 8-week course will be perfect for those who want to study deeper than what is provided in the Workshop and improve both your writing skills and the balance between mind and body.

During eight weeks, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy, including:

  • About the four-treasures of calligraphy tools (brush, ink, paper & ink stone case)

  • Meditation practice while making sumi-ink

  • How to hold the brush and control big & small brushes

  • Eight fundamental brush strokes for formal regular script, "Kaisho" style

  • How to write kanji and hiragana (Japanese alphabets)

  • Practice and create your own calligraphy artwork

  • Experience both traditional and modern calligraphy writing

 Full course schedule is available on the course detail page.

*Everybody is welcome – no prior art experience or Japanese language skills are necessary!

*Students will be required to bring their own equipment. In the case that students do not own equipment, basic calligraphy kits can be purchased from Kisyuu at cost.

*Maximum number of participant is 7. Register soon!

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8-WEEK INTERMEDIATE COURSE

8-Week Intermediate Course (Fall 2019)
250.00

*This course is currently full. Please contact Kisyuu for more information if you’re interested.

WHEN: Thursdays from October 10th to November 28th, 2019

TIME: 6:30pm - 8:00pm WHERE: 2305 West 7th Avenue V6K 1Y4, Vancouver BC

This 8-week Intermediate Course is for people who have completed the Beginner Course and would like to further develop their writing skills in different style of writing, Semi-cursive (Gyosho) style.

The main focus of this course will be learning semi-cursive (Gyosho) style. Topics include:

  • Basic strokes and rules in semi-cursive, Gyosho, style

  • The flow of the brush line

  • Lessons from historical calligraphy masters

  • How to do wet mounting

  • Design your own name stamp

*Students will be required to bring their own equipment. In the case that students do not own equipment, basic calligraphy kits can be purchased from Kisyuu at cost.


WORKSHOP GIFT VOUCHER

Calligraphy Workshop Gift Voucher
65.00

The perfect gift for art lovers.  Gift someone special with the experience of learning a new skill!

This gift voucher is for one workshop registration to any workshop by Kisyuu Calligraphy. Workshops are held about twice a month in Vancouver area, so there is plenty of opportunity to use it!

This 2 hour workshop will cover the basics of Japanese calligraphy, the possibilities of ink, basic brush strokes and how to write Japanese letters with a brush and ink.

*Please note, the gift voucher must be used within one year of receiving it.

You will receive a printable gift voucher via email within 48 hours of ordering the gift voucher with the receivers name on the card.

INSTRUCTIONS TO ORDER:

  • In the special notes section, please write the name of who the gift voucher is from, for and the additional message (optional).
  • I will create a gift voucher for them, with a code they can use at checkout when they have chosen their workshop date.
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