SHODO Calligraphy Workshop in Bad Säckingen, Germany on Sunday, 29.MAY.2016
Theme : ” The lime green hill “新緑の丘
Experience in Japanese calligraphy is not necessary. Each participant for the beginners to advanced level can discover and experience the essence of Shodo the art of Japanese calligraphy.
The Participants can learn to focuses on bringing the balance of mind and body together as well as a one’s individual mindfulness process by specially 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 the paper.
♧ Teacher: Rie Takeda
♧ Date: Sunday, 29.MAY.2016
♧ Time: 16:00 to 19:00 (with a tea break)
♧ Fee: 18,-Euro (Student: 15,-Euro) per afternoon
♧ Materials and Texts: all inclusive and prepared
♧ Maximal: 12 Personen
♧ Beginner to Advanced level
♧ Language: German, English or Japanese
♧ Place: Haus Fischerzunft, Fischergasse 12, 79713, Bad Säckingen * see the map below↓
It is still chilly outside and we had some snow this morning!
The Sakura is just coming to us soon… but shall we finish this cold wind off with the three Shotai-practice?!
This is the text to practise 3 calligraphy styles and learn about the style development of the Kanji characters.
I would recommend it is suitable for colder seasons.
It is great for the advanced learners.
For the upper-intermediate students, please practise only two styles: Kaisho and Gyosho. You can use a medium sized brush as well as a bigger one.
Please always start to practise from the Kaisho, Gyosho and to the Sousho.
Harder haired brush is suitable.
Papers : a whole Hanshi or a half sized Hanshi
Time: please take 30min-40 min longer than usual Text
This is one of the essential Shodo techniques – requires a Hands-On teaching with your teacher.I would recommend to practise this “right-brush out technique” after you feel comfortable with “left brush out technique”. They are more advanced and need more practice!
1. Nami-hou 波法
First one practises No.1 and then moves on to No.2.
Please get supervised by a calligraphy teacher.
How to” will be added later!
I was born in Hokkaido, Japan, and brought up there.
I started practising Shodo at the age of five under
the creative supervision of my grandmother, a distinguished
“GAYU” calligrapher.Later I began to take lessons at a Gayu calligraphy school.
It laid a solid foundation not only for my development of the various layers of calligraphy technique and skills
but also for the SUMIE technique in calligraphic design.During my student years, I volunteered and assisted calligraphy classes for children in Japan and London.
Since 2000 I work as a freelance artist and a professional calligrapher in Europe and Japan.
Besides creating various media of calligraphy works and Neo-Japonism art,
I give courses and workshops on “SHODO-the art of traditional Japanese calligraphy” in Europe since 2002.
Yes, my passion for learning and teaching SHODO and the interest in developing the effective method of teaching this beautiful form of art has always been expanding.