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Introduction to Japanese Sho Calligraphy

28th April 2019 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm UTC+0

Shodo - Japanese calligraphy

Japanese Sho Calligraphy and Markmaking

We will practice calligraphy with traditional Japanese sumi ink and fude brushes on washi paper, suitable for complete beginners.

Beginning simply making marks with the ink, then working from inspiring Chinese and Japanese characters, relating to nature, meditation or poetry.

This is a practice where we can enjoy using ink and brushes, and be immersed in the moment of drawing the character, embracing our imperfections and nurturing our creativity and expression.

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With demonstrations and friendly help from artist Blair Thomson, who is a member of Glasgow Zen Group and studied Sho and markmaking in Osawano, Japan with calligraphy Master Wakabayashi.

Great for folk with an interest in Japanese or Chinese arts and culture, Zen or Buddhism, no previous experience is needed. Booking is not necessary and you can come early for a cup of tea, places are given on a first come first served basis.

Please note due to the regulations of the KSD building, this group is for ages 16+.

If you would like to find out more please contact us.

To see past Japanese calligraphy activities, please check the Japanese calligraphy news page. (D+P Studio)


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Introduction to Japanese Sho Calligraphy


The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Kindly supported by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation


28th April 2019
11:00 am – 12:30 pm UTC+0


Kagyu Samye Dzong
7 Ashley Street
Glasgow, G3 6DR United Kingdom
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About Events

Blair organises, runs and co-runs several events, many of which are art and meditation related. Some are free community groups and others have an admission charge, most are through the D+P Studio and some Glasgow Zen Group. Please have a look at each event and feel free to come along and join!