Program Details

Enjoy the Brush

with Kazuaki Tanahashi
January 12 / 10:00 AM - January 12 / 5:00 PM

We will begin by exploring the 1700 year old wisdom of East Asian calligraphy as we look at ancient Chinese masterpieces. Then we will engage the heart of the learning and creative process by faithfully copying selected ideographs in different styles.

While practicing basic aesthetics and techniques of brushwork, we will notice our own imperfections and inner criticisms that usually keep us from fully enjoying each moment. Step by step, we will find ways to increase the degree of our enjoyment and serene excitement, which can be applied to mindful healing in everyday life. Using a variety of paper and brushes of different sizes, we will also experiment with artistic interpretation and expressionistic improvisation. Our materials will include black ink as well as bio-degradable watercolor paint. No previous experience is needed. Kaz will bring brushes and paper.


Kazuaki Tanahashi, born and trained in Japan, is an artist, writer, and peace worker. As a painter and calligrapher, Kaz has had solo exhibitions of his brushwork, performed, and taught worldwide. He has created a genre of one-stroke paintings and multi-color Zen circles.As a calligrapher in East Asian style, he creates works of large single ideographs. For more

information about Kazuaki Tanahashi's work:

Program information- fern at wholeheartedway dot com

Price does not include lunch.

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