Enjoy the Brush with Kazuaki Tanahashi
August 14–16, 2009
Calligraphy is a 1,700-year-old art form and contemplative practice of East Asia. Enter this wisdom tradition by studying ancient Chinese masterpieces and learning the basic techniques and aesthetics of brushwork. We will begin by copying selected ideographs before improvising freely with a variety of paper and brushes. Explore how this ancient creative practice can awaken your essential nature of serenity, presence and beauty, while bringing to awareness the inner obstacles to enjoyment and creative expression. No previous experience is necessary. Brushes and supplies will be provided by the instructor.
Kazuaki Tanahashi, born and trained in Japan, is an artist, writer and peace worker. Creator of a genre of one-stroke paintings and multi-color Zen circles, he has exhibited his brushwork, performed and taught worldwide. As a calligrapher in East Asian style, he creates works of large single ideographs. Author of Brush Mind, Penetrating Laughter and Lotus, Kaz is the founder of A World Without Armies, an initiative for global demilitarization.
Kazuaki Tanahashi is a painter, calligrapher, writer and peace worker. Born and trained in Japan, he is known for creating a genre of one-stroke paintings and multi-colored Zen circles. A fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, his brushwork has been featured in many solo exhibitions. He teaches and performs worldwide. Author of Brush Mind, Penetrating Laughter, Lotus, and The Heart Sutra. Learn more at www.brushmind.net.
Financial aid is available for this program.