Japanese Calligraphy (“Shodo”) is the art of writing beautiful letters with a brush.
In learning Shodo, students develop the ability to draw straight and curved lines and to create balanced calligraphic works. This process enhances penmanship, digital dexterity, aesthetic sensitivity, patience, and self-control. Additionally, students who learn to appreciate calligraphy artistry mature into confident adults who possess the vocabulary and imagination to conceive and articulate their ideas.
We accept children from 6 years of age.
Classes meet on Mondays and Saturdays at the Old Town Dojo. You may choose either one or two lessons per week.
Kazuko Kano Sensei is a Japanese calligraphy expert who holds a high school teaching license from the Japanese government and is accredited by the U.S. Japanese Calligraphy Federation to assess and award promotion certificates to students who meet standard requirements. A native of Tottori, Japan, she holds a B.A. in literature from Kobe Women’s University and an M.A. in videographic arts from American University. Ms. Kano has experience teaching students of all ages.
Fee for Current Seichou Students: Students who are enrolled in our karate or judo programs may take one culture class free of charge including calligraphy, abacus and Japanese language.
Equipment: All students will need a Calligraphy Set $49.00. This includes everything needed to practice Japanese calligraphy: ink, ink well paper, paper weight, large brush, small brush, brush protector, spill pad and carrying case.
How to Enroll: Enroll today using the links above or telephone us at 571.257.5401 for more information.