Workshop in June

Thank you” to everyone who came to the workshop on Sunday in Freiburg.

Very mindful, concentrated and productive!

The theme for June was more summery with lots of natural elements, like water flow and rain drops..

Excellent progress!

Well done. Arigato✨

Next date( the last one before the summer break!) is

on Sunday, 22. July.

Here I share only some Seisho pieces from three participants who are beginners.

Happy summer practice!!

Arigato

Rie

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Creative SHO workshop stage 4. Finissage

On the final day just before our last coffee & home baked cakes, we did the finissage exhibition outside the villa.

How interesting and inspirational!!

I am positively impressed by those finished art works.

Fantastic process!!

Thank you to all of you –

hope to see you next year again in Lure.

Happy Practice !

Rie

Otehon for winter season

Are you already enjoying your Shodo practice in a warm cozy room with some candles on?!

When it comes to practising Shodo, Autumn and Winter seasons are great for us to refind a inner silence and develop a deeper sense of mindfulness.

Today I post a perfect seasonal Otehon for here and now.

 

Otehonn text “shimobashira 霜柱”

: しもばしら/ シモバシラ

-English: Frost pillar,  Frost columns

-German: Frost Kristalle, Raureif

2 Kanjis;

-霜 shimo : Frost

-柱 bashira : Column, Pillar

-Level: beginner to intermediate

-Brush size: medium to big,  for both hard and soft haired

Technical Tips:

– make sure the difference between the side brushing and the direct brushing

– a clear 1-2-3 movement in the corner techniques

– left Harai technique, always wait for the cursive point.

– check all types of bending strokes

– check the middle line and composition balance

Enjoy your Shodo hours”

Happy Practice!

Arigato, 

Rie

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SHODO course in Basel

I give a Shodo course in Basel since this September. 

It has been great to see these beautiful participants making lots of progress and challenging their mindfulness process every time. 

Compliment on their calligraphy pieces and the “shou-nen 正念” right mindfulness!

Next lesson is on the 5th. December.

And I do love Basel! – Full of “Arts” and inspiration..

The atelier is just in front of Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Alban Rheinweg!

More info : Calligraphy course in Basel 

Happy Practice!

Arigato, 

Rie

www.shodocalligraphy.com

Next Workshop in Freiburg, Germany

When; Sunday, 12. November, 13.00 ~ 16.00
Where; Haus Diva, Lise-Meitner-Strasse 12
D79100, Freiburg- Vauban

Level; From beginners to professionals

Fee; 45€ / all materials and texts included,  calligraphy tools provided

I would like to inform you that the next calligraphy workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday, the 12th. November starting at 13.00.

We will this time practise beautiful frost theme texts in many different calligraphy styles.

The workshop is designed for a small group of people (max.8) and for 8all levels including some professional needs too.

The beginners are always welcome!

  • If you would like to sign in,  please send me a mail on: shodokurs@gmx.de

         www.shodocalligraphy.com

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!

Happy Practice!

Arigato!

Rie

Next Workshop in Freiburg, Germany

When; Sunday, 15. October, 13.00 ~ 16.00

Where; Haus Diva, Vauban in Freiburg.

Level; From beginners to professionals

Fee; 45 euro ~All materials included, tools provided.

I would like to inform you that the next calligraphy workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday, the 15th. October starting at 13.00.

We will practise beautiful Autumn theme texts in many different calligraphy styles.

The workshop is designed for a small group of people (max.8) and for all levels including some professional needs too.

The beginners are more than welcome!!

If you would like to sign in,  please send me a mail on ; shodokurs@gmx.shodokurs@gmx.de

Happy Practice!

Arigato,

Rie

Otehon; Kingyo~Goldfish

I hope you are enjoying these hot sunny days! Are you brushing up your calligraphy skills?! Or doing more stroke-practice?!

Before the summer holiday ends, I would like to post an Otehon for the month of August.

The summery text you can not avoid ….

Yes,  “Goldfish”!!

“Aka-i-kin-gyo (Jap) ~ Red goldfish”

*Akai: Red

*Kingyo: Goldfish (Kin; Gold +Gyo; Fish)

*4 Kanjis and 1 Hiragana

Please check all balance lines, composition frames and some tips above.
Each Kanji have more less a clear middle line. Always start with a clear angle and check which brush technique should be applied.(side or direct brushings)

Recommended brush size is the medium to the big. Both hard or soft haired are suitable for this text.

Happy Practice!!

Rie

New workshops from this Autumn in Freiburg, Germany

Regular Workshops in Freiburg, Vauban

Dates*2016

Sunday, 30. October :  Theme “Autumn colours”

Sunday, 13. November   : Theme ” Frosty night”
Sunday, 04. December   :  Theme 
“Winter & for Christmas cards”

 

I am going to start special Shodo calligraphy workshops in Freiburg from October 2016.  I plan to give 10/11 workshops throughout a year till 2017 summer. Each month there will a particular theme for calligraphy texts, and specific calligraphy styles to practise. That would be a perfect opportunity to try out Shodo Japanese calligraphy and for Shodo learners to practise regularly.

INFO:

Experience in Japanese calligraphy is not necessary. Each participant from beginner to advanced level can discover and experience the essence of Shodo the art of Japanese calligraphy. The Participants can learn to focus on bringing the balance of mind and body together as well as a one’s individual mindfulness process by special designed practices. So students can learn little by little how to concentrate on their own Qi flow, conduct and apply it with brush and ink onto paper.

♧ Teacher: Rie Takeda

♧ Date: Sundays, 30.October / 13.November /04 Dezember.2016

! Further dates in 2017: 22.Jan. / 19.Feb. /19. March / 9. April / 21.May / 25.June / 16.July
♧ Time: 13:00 to 16:00 (with a tea break)
♧ Fee: 45,-Euro (Student: 42,-Euro) per afternoon
♧ Materials, tools and Texts: all inclusive and prepared
♧ Maximal: 9 Personen
♧ Beginner to Advanced level
♧ Language: German, English or Japanese
♧ Place: Haus DIVA Lise-Meitner-Straße 12, 79100 Freiburg-Vauban  * see the map below↓

♧ Please sign up for a workshop place here under shodokurs@gmx.de
♧ Rie Takeda’s calligraphy Web : www.shodokalligraphie.com
Neo-Japonism Web  : www.neo-japonism.com

♧ My concept of teaching SHODO calligraphy is focused on:

  • mind and body connection
  • discovering individual inner quality and peace
  • “hands-on” guidance
  • inner balance
  • “Here and Now” momentum flow
  • mindfulness process
  • de-stressing the body tension
  • conscious breathing
  • raising Qi(energy) flow and awareness

Any question, I would be happy to hear from you!
When you sign up for the workshop, please write your experience/level in Shodo Japanese calligraphy. If you have already got calligraphy tools, you could bring along and show me.

Workshop at the V&A, London

Subversive SHODO at the V&A  ( Friday-Late ) in London
On Friday 27. May

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop with Rie Takeda 
Featuring the poetry of Akiko Yosano “Tangled Hair”(1901)

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I am going to give a calligraphy-session as a part of Friday-Late at the V&A on Friday the 27th.May.
There will be three sessions throughout the evening.
I start with the presentation, calligraphy-ing one of the Akiko Yosano’s Tanka poems (Tangled Hair)
And participants can try out some basic calligraphy techniques and move to practising the calligraphy text featuring the poem.
After the session, participants can keep their own calligraphy.

*Experience in Japanese calligraphy is not necessary. Each participant from beginner to advanced level can discover and experience the essence of Shodo the art of Japanese calligraphy. 
The Participants can learn to focus on bringing the balance of mind and body together as well as a one’s individual mindfulness process by special designed practices. So students can learn little by little how to concentrate on their own Qi flow, conduct and apply it with brush and ink onto paper.

Scheduled workshop times :
18:45
19:40 
20:35

– max: 12 people at each session
– one session is approx. 45min
– text and materials are prepared
– sign-in workshop at the door: entry free* places are designated on a first come, first served basis.
– please ask the museum staff, which room the calligraphy workshop takes place.

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Place:

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL

General enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000
Email: contact@vam.ac.uk

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/friday-late/

 

ABOUT Friday-Late at the V&A
The original contemporary late night event”

An ever-changing, curated program of live performances, cutting-edge fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.
Held on the last Friday in every month (except December & September) from 18.30 – 22.00.
Friday Late is free and drop in. All events are available on a first come, first served basis.
All visitors to Friday Late should use the main entrance on Cromwell Road. If you are a V&A Member, corporate member or hold a ticket to an exhibition please use the Exhibition Road entrance.
Exhibition Tickets are available from the Exhibition Ticket Desks. Tickets are subject to availability, and no booking fee applies. Please note tills close at 20.30.
All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Please note, if the Museum reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.
Filming and photography will take place at this event.

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