Calligraphy as a Mindful Practice (at The Windsor Workshop, Melbourne) / $140 AUD
whenSaturday, November 17th, 2018 / 10:00am - 1:00pm
whereThe Windsor Workshop, Level 1, 115 Chapel Street, Windsor, VIC, 3181 Australia [map]
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - IT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE IN VANCOUVER.
Click the "SEE INFO" button to register for tickets via The Windsor Workshop website.
As a new approach to calligraphy and meditation, this workshop combines the two practices into one, achieving mental focus through an artistic practise. Coordinating the flow of our breath and arm movements with the form of calligraphic letters, we will explore gestural strokes and rhythmic writing through the lens of a mindfulness practice. Using a pointed pen and ink, we will spend the morning cultivating a relaxed atmosphere, finding a connection with the self and our surroundings through the written words and marks on the page.
No experience is necessary for this workshop. Beginners, experienced calligraphers, and anyone in between are welcome to come and explore the meditative side of your practice.
Over a fun-filled, coffee-drinking, champagne-sipping morning, you will learn…
- Getting to know the tools and setting up the ideal workspace and foundational calligraphy forms with a rhythmic, moment-focused emphasis.
- Basic meditation and mindfulness techniques through a creative lens and combining the breath with physical gestures to consciously create strokes and forms.
- Mixing overcoming self-doubt and removing fear from the practise and developing a plan for continued study and style development techniques to create your own designs.
What You Get
All supplies are included which includes traditional tools hand-picked by Christina – this includes a pen holder and nib to take home, along with practise paper and templates. Different types of ink and paper will also be available for use at the venue.
You will be treated to an array of fine food / coffee / tea / wine to feed your creative energies.
Terms of Bookings
Please visit the Windsor Workshop registration page for full terms.