The World has sped up!
We live our lives at a hundred miles an hour with no plans to stop. Living life on the fast lane negatively impacts our quality of life in many ways. Many people feel scattered, overwhelmed, and stressed when the ever-increasing demands of life outweigh their resources.
The practice of Japanese Calligraphy demands patience, undivided attention, and full concentration, therefore it can become a great resource for releasing the pressures of daily life.
After the daily challenges and responsibilities of my job and raising a family, I spend about an hour practicing Japanese Calligraphy. Immediately my mind and body become one with the activity of calligraphy. In this meditative state, where mind, body, and brush are one, all worries disappear. I am able to focus, keep calm in the midst of chaos, and, most of all, feel happy when I create a beautiful work of art!
When you practice Japanese Calligraphy, you can apply its principles of patience, undivided attention and full concentration to all activities in your daily life.
"This enjoyable course gave me an invaluable introduction to basic strokes, along with the opportunity, even as a beginner, of brushing real kanji. Esteban is a perceptive and personable instructor whose clear, concise teaching style made the online class an exceptional experience."
- Ruth Bogan USA
"On week 3 of this introduction course, I wanted to drop out. I couldn’t draw a straight horizontal line to save my life. My brushstrokes were out of control and messy. Esteban said, “keep practicing”. So, I did and continued my practice. Six months down the line I can, not only draw a horizontal line, but also multiple characters as beautiful works of art."- Aitzie Olaechea London
Learn the basics of the beautiful art of Japanese Calligraphy through easy to follow online lessons that you complete at your own pace.
The Shodo 6-Week Introductory Online Course is designed for beginners. This concise course is six weeks long. From the day you join, you will receive a weekly lesson. Each lesson consists of keynote lectures, video demonstrations, and practical assignments in PDF. The six week pace helps students to focus on skills and allows for plenty of practice time before learning Kanji with new brushstrokes.
After you complete this Shodo introductory course, you will be able to continue your practice as a student of Gohitsu Shodo Kai.