The Ancient Art of Shodo

Students will explore the art of Japanese writing, also known as Shodo, with CultureALL Ambassador Daishin Eric McCabe.

Workshop Description

Daishin Eric McCabe is a Zen Buddhist priest who studied Japanese writing, Shodo.  He shares with the students how to use an ancient form of communication to write their own names and words in Japanese.  Students have the opportunity to “dance with the brush” and to create their own work of art.  They will be using a Japanese brush with water-soluble sumi ink.  In the process of writing, they will learn a brief history of Asian writing, the relationship between writing and caring about what they do, and ways to create calm within themselves.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Eric McCabe
Region/Culture East Asia - Japan
Subject(s) Language, Visual Art
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min
Room Set-Up Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs; room with a sink is preferred
Supplies/Equipment Needed: Whiteboard and markers