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Kisyuu offers hands-on Japanese calligraphy 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 beginner 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

New Year Special Workshop (January 19, 2019)
65.00

WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019

TIME: 5:00pm - 7:00pm (+ 1 hour dinner time after workshop)

WHERE: Yama Cafe at 2007 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1T9

 

This is a New Year Special Edition Workshop which includes a special Japanese dinner provided by Yama Cafe. And we will be working on “Kakizome”, new year resolution writing at the end of the session.

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

 

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, curiosity and empty stomach!

Food Menu: Yama Cafe is providing a delicious pork belly + tuna tataki fish + vegetables rice bowl served with tea. You can find more about cafe here.

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8-WEEK BEGINNER COURSE

8-Week Beginner Course (Winter)
250.00

WHEN: Thursdays from January 24th to March 14th 2019 (8 sessions)

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

  • Proper positioning and posture

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

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

  • How to write kanji and hiragana

  • Practice and create your own calligraphy artwork

  • Experience both traditional and modern calligraphy writing

 

*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 8. Register soon!

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7-WEEK SPECIAL SEMINAR

7-Week Special Seminar (Winter 2019)
220.00

WHEN: Tuesdays from January 15th to February 26th, 2019 (7 sessions)

TIME: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Explore your creativity and submit your art to the Shodo Canada Competition & Exhibition! This 7-Week Seminar is for people who would like to prepare for Shodo Canada Competition 2019 (click here for more information); the deadline for submission is February 28, 2019.

The session will be divided into two:
1. Learn and practice technique
2. Design and improve your unique piece for the competition

In this class, you will:

  • Refresh your writing skills you learned from previous courses;

  • Be prepared for the Competition and work on creating your own art piece;

  • Learn various ways of expression with a brush and ink followed by the instructor’s advise;

  • Learn Kana style and write haiku; and

  • Be able to observe and learn from others in the class

*REQUIREMENT to take this course: complete 8-Week Beginner Course or have experience in Japanese calligraphy and able to write Kaisho style.

*Submission to the competition is not necessary to take this course.

*Application fee for the competition is not included in the seminar fee.

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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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