with Kazuaki Tanahashi
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street
Sunday, January 5, 2014
9:30 am - 4:30 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.
No previous experience is needed. Kaz will bring brushes and paper. Please bring a bag lunch. Fee:
$80; $72 current SFZC members; $64 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds. (About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations
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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, and he has performed and taught, worldwide. He has created a genre of one-stroke paintings and multi-color Zen circles. As a calligrapher in the East Asian style, he creates works of large single ideographs.
For more information: www.brushmind.net.