February 20, 2006
Japanese calligraphy class offered Feb. 23
Learn the fundamentals of Shodo Japanese calligraphy, using
traditional ink and brush. Shodo is a traditional art that is
practiced by common people as well as by Zen and Shinto priests
and artists. In Japan there is a saying: A person's writing
shows their character. Shodo teaches you how to meditate and
express your inner strength in your art and life. In this workshop,
instructor Yoshi Shibatayou will start with the meditation of
making ink, then continue on to learn basic strokes using a
calligraphy brush. The class is February 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.
at Bay Tree Conference Center, Room D. The cost is $15 for UCSC
students and Wellness Card holders.
Sign up at the Recreation Office at (831) 459-2806 or visit
the web site for more information at www.ucscrecreation.com