I hope you are all fit and inspired.
I’ve planned five online-live-workshops with a different theme this year in addition to the beginner’s workshop.
The next one is on Sunday the 21st. February. The theme is called KINTSUGI.
It’s a gilded new beginning. “Kintsugi 金継ぎ” comes from Japan and means “golden repair”. It is also called Kintsukuroi (金繕い), literally Kin is gold and Tsugi is repair or joinery. When a precious bowl, plate or vase falls and breaks into pieces, it is put back together. Not without visible cracks, that would be impossible.
Every break is unique and instead of repairing the broken bowl like new, the 400-year-old technique actually highlights the break -“scars” as a part of the design. The break surfaces are not only patched up with special lacquer varnish, but also with gold dust. The breaks look particularly precious, the whole ceramic piece is new and different, it shines even. Every restored parts shows: I am broken in different places. I’ve survived a lot. It took time and effort to become whole again, to be able to be filled again. But that’s exactly what makes me unique.
We could see the Kintsugi as a metaphor for healing ourselves and it teaches us an important lesson: Sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, we actually create something more unique, beautiful, resilient and more valuable.
This is the transformative repair.
Kintsugi – it can encourage us to start a new search – for golden traces.
SHODO Workshop for all level : Live and interactive
Connect your body and mind, experience your inner calmness
○Date : Sunday 21. February 2021
Theme: KINTSUGI 金継ぎ/ Golden Repair
We learn and practise the themed word in two calligraphy styles ( Kaisho/Block and Gyosho/Semi-cursive styles)
○Time : Sunday 15.00-17.00 (UTC+0/UK time) with a tea break
○Fee : £38 / € 38 / $43
○Platform : Live Zoom / Interactive workshop
○Number of participants : limited only / Max.7
○This workshop includes :
・My original Shodo Templates
-mindfulness-based basic brush movements
-themed exercise template in two styles ( Kaisho/block and Gyosho/semi-cursive)
・Correction and feedback
・Individual name and stamp templates
・Access to the recording
・Access to the limited videos
○You can see the package example below⬇️
○Utensils & materials : you will get the list with info and the video links prior to the session, please prepare the basics by yourself. *The basics are : a brush, ink stone (preferably natural stone), ink stick, ink liquid, paper.
You can see the image below.⬇️
○I’ll be showing and teaching with my tree-camera-set up. 1st screen for the body posture and communication/ 2nd screen for the over head / whole composition / 3rd camera for the close-up/ detailed brush movement
○Check your time zone here : What time is it in my zone
○After attending the beginner’s workshop, you could move on to themed workshops or continuous course.
▶︎BOOK FROM THE LINK: https://www.shodocalligraphy.com/shodo-online-live-themed-workshop.html
Further dates in 2021 ; Themed Workshops
Sunday : 15.00 -17.00 (GMT/UK time)
We learn and practise the themed word in two calligraphy styles ( sometimes three styles)
21. February / KINTSUGI 金継ぎ: Golden repair
14. March / YOZAKURA 夜桜: Night Cherry Blossom
02. May / SHICHI-TEN-HA-KKI 七転八起 : Seven tumbles, eight stand ups
13. June / IKIGAI 生き甲斐 : The sparks of life
11. July / BOKUGYU 牧牛: The taming of the ox (zen)
MORE INFO, PLEASE VISIT THE SHODO SITE