Japanese Calligraphy or Shodō is a form of lettering art that has been developed over centuries to convey Japanese culture and communication through art and expression. Japanese Calligraphy developed from Chinese calligraphy roots; further adapted and changed with many different styles and periods over centuries, and modified due to external influence reflects the story of modern day Japan. We will look at image of Chinese characters and examples demonstrating this progression on the projector. I will Link characters to images of emperors or significant events in time that mark that period, demonstrating the external influences.
There are four main types of styles characters in Japanese calligraphy; We will focus on Hiragana style.
Hiragana-あいう katakana-アイウ chinese 安以宇 arabic sound - aiu
It is our intention to utilise the traditional and original Japanese Hiragana style; which is simplistic and phonetic; yet conveys the author’s message beautifully through art. This is attained via the command of 46 different characters simplified from their original Chinese origins.
You will be shown how to produce your own shodō; lettering using brush and ink to reflect beautiful Japanese traditional culture. The student can choose from the 46 characters. Choosing characters that are significant to them, eg; a name ‘John’, a word, ‘love’, or initials etc. This will then be put into a frame and the students can walk away with a finished artwork.
I look forward to taking you on this Journey.
About the art teacher Hiroki:
Award winning Japanese calligrapher.
Started learning when he was three years old and enjoyed it so much that he continue to learn and explore the art of calligraphy to this day.
He enjoys the classical style but also experimenting with modern and individual styles.
Hiroki has won numerous awards in Japan, including;
■ The 38th Japan Art and Calligraphy Education Institute exhibition
(Tokyo Ginza Art gallery museum, 2014)/ Winner
■ The 36th Japan Art and Calligraphy Education Institute exhibition
(The National Art Center Tokyo, 2016)/ Japan Art and Calligraphy Education Institute Special Judges prize
- Calligraphic paper, ink, brush, frame & everything provided!
- Tea will also be provided
- Apron or clothes you don't mind getting dirty incase the ink gets on you!
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.