Shodo - Japanese Calligraphy I (Beginning)    Instructor:  Aya Koga

Shodo is Japanese traditional art of calligraphy using a brush (fude) and charcoal ink (sumi) on paper, wood plaques, and fabric.  It includes Japanese Kanji and  hiragana. Shodo originated in the techniques used for letter writing with its unique form of expression and developed into an art genre. This hands-on class will introduce the techniques of shodo. 

The Shodo - Japanese Calligraphy class is offered to two different levels of students.
Shodo I is designed for students who have no experience or who have just started leaning calligraphy.  
The goal for Shodo I is to understand and master the basic rules and strokes of Japanese Calligraphy.  

Once you have completed the Shodo I class, you are eligible to enroll in the Shodo II class. 
(Note) The materials for the course (brush, ink, paper, a felt pad, and a paperweight) are provided in class for classroom use only. We have some stocks of Fude (brush) felt pad, ink and papers. You can purchased them in the class.  Papers will be provided free for a couple of classes.  The students can purchase own Shodo tools online store or Asahi Imports later (approx $5-30.)  


January 25th, 2017 7:30 PM
8403 Mesa Dr.
Anderson High School
Austin, TX 78759
United States
Phone: 512-656-4731
JASGA Member (1.5 hours) $ 300.00
Non-Member (1.5 hours) $ 360.00