Japanese Calligraphy [F-10-25]

Presenter: Michiko Taylor
Location: SUNY: Van Housen Extension SB27A
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 1:00 PM 09/27, Wed 09/29
Status: Course Closed

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Kanji writing is a skill that is not hard to learn, and it brings beautiful results. In this course learn how to do Kanji writing with a Sumi brush.

Michiko Taylor was a commercial artist when she lived in Japan. For the past 10 years she has been working as a watercolor artist. Many SOAR members know her as a classroom participant and sometime instructor in Leon Lebeau’s art workshop courses.

NOTE: Course fee (for Sumi brush and special paper): $5. Please bring these items to class: watercolor “Black” or “Ivory Black” (or Sumi ink), old newspapers (to practice on), and a paper weight.

Cap: 10


  • Man'yōgana. Entry on Wikipedia describing an ancient writing system that employs Chinese characters to represent the Japanese language.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manyogana

  • Shozo Sato Calligraphy Demonstration on Youtube. Shozo Sato is a Zen Master. A unique birds-eye view of calligraphy done by a master's hand. (38") (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6iJZ5wd1G8

  • Japanese Calligraphy 5 kinds of letters.  Part of the "Lessons for Beginners" A series of lessons posted on YouTube with a Japanese girl demonstrating the art of writing kanji. (2:42") NOTE: there are more in this series you may want to watch - just click on some of the other sections in the navigation photo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSETkv1qKFQ&feature=related

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