Short notice, but on Wednesday, March 4, 9:30 am - noon, I will have a Japanese calligraphy workshop hosted by Art and Communication Dept, Community College of Aurora at CentreTech. A few seats available for the public. If you would like to join at this free event, please contact Kate (Katherine.ODonnell@CCAurora.edu) !
Happy New Year 2020! 明けましておめでとうございます。
My New Year's resolution; Hito Iki ひと息. This word mainly has two meanings; 1) to create a space/place of no action before acting & 2) do not stop once started moving, and keep the flow (more in calligraphy or act of art)
Japanese Calligraphy and Sumi Ink Drawing workshop, co-taught with my husband Homare Ikeda, four Sundays in October, 2019 at Art Students League of Denver. The last workshop today was a cold and snowy day... Glad we made it. This workshop's theme we made was "Ichi Go Ichi E (一期一会)" which is a Zen Buddhism philosophy and also Japanese Tea Ceremony thought; "Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur." We practiced the word, and ink drawing of preferred images. Thank you for the awesome time to share your great work and passion. Be safe and stay warm..!
Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) workshop last weekend at Art Students League of Denver. We practiced characters for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. I always enjoy teaching calligraphy, and hope everybody had a fun time♪
"Calligraphy into Monotype" workshop, co-teaching with Munugattai(Homare), held in the last weekend (April 6-7, '19) at Bemis School of Art at Colorado College was very fun! Always great to see enthusiastic people in workshops/classes. Photo was taken at calligraphy part (missed the one at monotype making part). We hope everyone explored the world of mark making.
Calligraphy & Brush Stroke workshop at Art Students League of Denverthis month was very fun. Co-taught with my husband Homare (Munugattai), we combined character writing and sumi-ink drawing. In this workshop, we practiced four characters of a Buddhism saying 行雲流水 (Ko Un Ryu Sui); like 'Floating Clouds and Streaming Water,' live in a simple and flexible way, letting obsession go. Everyone was very enthusiastic and expressive. Thank for the beautiful group (^^♪