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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WHEN: Saturday, May 11 TIME: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
WHERE: 2305 West 7th Avenue V6K 1Y4, Vancouver BC
During this 2-hour beginner workshop, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy, including:
How to hold and control the brush
The structure and meaning of Japanese characters
Basic brush techniques
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!
8-WEEK BEGINNER COURSE
WHEN: Sundays from April 28th to June 23rd, 2019
(8 Lessons - no lesson on May 19th)
TIME: 1:30pm - 3:00pm 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 below.
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!
CURSIVE WRITING 101
Please come back for more information about 8-Week Cursive Writing (Gyosho style) course formally known as Intermediate Course. Or subscribe monthly newsletter not to miss most up-to-date information!
WORKSHOP GIFT VOUCHER
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.