Brush Mind: Zen Calligraphy and Brushwork
August 15–17, 2014
Explore the 1,700-year-old wisdom of East Asian calligraphy and engage your heart in learning and creativity. During this contemplative retreat, we will faithfully copy selected ideographs in the different styles of ancient Chinese masterpieces. While practicing basic aesthetics and techniques of brushwork, we will notice how our imperfection and inner criticism keep us from fully enjoying each moment. Step by step, we will find ways to foster joy and serene excitement, both in our art and in everyday life. We will experiment with artistic interpretation and spontaneous improvisation using a variety of papers and brushes. Materials will include black ink and biodegradable watercolor paint. No previous experience is needed. Brushes and paper will be provided.
Please see this blog post featuring art from Kazuaki Tanahashi: Zen Mind, Brush Mind