We welcome back Junko who will take you through the art of Shodo. Shodo (calligraphy) is where an ink-dipped brush is used artistically to create Chinese “kanji’ and Japanese ‘kana’ characters and remains a traditional part of Japanese culture. Works of calligraphy are admired for their craftsmanship and composition. Shodo is still taught in elementary school where young children learn the basics in penmanship classes. Specialised Shodo schools still teach the ancient art that is still admired and used throughout history and taught to royal and noble households.
Junko will take you through the art form and you can create and take home your own compositions. In the workshop, you will prepare your own ink then learn basic brush techniques to create traditional Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) on Washi paper made from the mulberry tree. You will learn various brush techniques, rhythm, flow, calligraphy styles, stroke order and balance of Japanese characters as well as the history of calligraphy and the meaning of Japanese characters so you don’t need to know any Japanese to begin.
For more on Junko click https://www.junkoazukawa.com
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Dates07/03/2020 10:00 am
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
What to bringSmock/apron, paper weight and comfortable clothing
What you getAll materials supplied including ink, brushes and paper.
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Venue: The Chandler Room