Program Details

Brush Mind: Zen Calligraphy and Brushwork

with Kazuaki Tanahashi
August 15 / 7:00 PM - August 17 / 12:00 PM

Brush Mind: Zen Calligraphy and Brushwork

Kazuaki Tanahashi

August 15–17, 2014
Tuition $230 + 2 nights

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Explore the 1,700-year-old wisdom of East Asian calligraphy and engage your heart in learning and creativity. During this contemplative retreat, we will faithfully copy selected ideographs in the different styles of ancient Chinese masterpieces. While practicing basic aesthetics and techniques of brushwork, we will notice how our imperfection and inner criticism keep us from fully enjoying each moment. Step by step, we will find ways to foster joy and serene excitement, both in our art and in everyday life. We will experiment with artistic interpretation and spontaneous improvisation using a variety of papers and brushes. Materials will include black ink and biodegradable watercolor paint. No previous experience is needed. Brushes and paper will be provided.
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