8-Week Beginner Course (Winter)

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8-Week Beginner Course (Winter)


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!


Class fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date.

This class will only take place if the minimum attendance number of 3 registrants are met.

Potential Schedule for the course:

Week 1 : Brush & Horizontal Line
Week 2 : Horizontal Line & Vertical Line
Week 3 : Long Tails – Left & Right
Week 4 : Dots & Big Brush Challenge
Week 5 : Name Writing & Small Brush Challenge
Week 6 : Review & Eiji Happo
Week 7 : Hiragana
Week 8 : Create Your Own Calligraphy Art