vrijdag 02 - zondag 04 november 2018

A 3-day calligraphy workshop with Kaz Tanahashi

organised by Ho Sen Dojo - Sint-Rochusstraat 27 - 2000 Antwerpen | info(at)zenantwerpen.be 

We will begin by exploring the 1700 year old wisdom of East Asian calligraphy as we look at ancient Chinese masterpieces. Then we will engage the heart of the learning and creative process by faithfully copying selected ideographs in different styles.

While practicing basic aesthetics and techniques of brushwork, we will notice our own imperfections and inner criticisms that usually keep us from fully enjoying each moment. Step by step, we will find ways to increase the degree of our enjoyment and serene excitement, which can be applied in everyday life. Using a variety of paper and brushes of different sizes, we will also experiment with artistic interpretation and expressionistic improvisation.

Our materials will include black ink as well as bio-degradable watercolor paint.
No previous experience is needed.

Subscription fee:
380,00euro
Included are use of materials
(ink, brushes, paper),
and 2 vegetarian meals a day and concert ticket
or
410,00euro  + overnight stays and breakfast

Schedule:
Friday
arrival 10.00 - 11.00
zazen 11.30 - 12.30
meal 13.00
workshop 14.30 - 17.00
19.00: Kaz 85! Vegetarian buffet in restaurant Rosenobel with exhibition of Kaz' works (included in subscription fee)

Saturday
breakfast 07.30
zazen 08.30 - 09.30
workshop 10.00 -12.30
meal 13.00
workshop 14.30 - 17.00
meal 18.00
19u30: Performance by Kaz (calligraphy) and Annelies Focqaert (organ) In St. Georges Church. Première of Ten Millenium Future, large organ work by Luc De Winter, commisioned by A World Without Armies. (Ticket included in subscription fee)

Sunday
breakfast 07.30
zazen 08.30 - 09.30
workshop 10.00 - 12.00
meal 12.30
workshop 13.30 - 16.00

About Kaz:
Kazuaki Tanahashi, born and trained in Japan, is an artist, writer, and peace worker. As a painter and calligrapher, Kaz has had solo exhibitions of his brushwork, performed, and taught worldwide. He has created a genre of one-stroke paintings and multi-color Zen circles. As a calligrapher in East Asian style, he creates works of large single ideographs.
His publications include Brush Mind, Penetrating Laughter, Lotus and The Heart Sutra. Kaz is founder of A World Without Armies and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

Visit Brushmind.net (website Kaz Tanahashi)

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