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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BEGINNER 8-WEEK COURSE
WHEN: Tuesdays from May 23rd to July 11th, 2017 (8 sessions)
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: 2305 West 7th Avenue V6K 1Y4, Vancouver BC
This 8-weeks 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.
Calligraphy School: Weekly Lessons
Carrying your basic writing skills learned in the Beginner course, it’s time to further develop and polish the quality of brush strokes! This is a course that provides you with space and time to get precise instructions from the instructor and a place to work on the specific areas you want to improve. Having a consistent practice in class will help you grow in writing and also having a personal inner peace within our busy life.