Students will explore the art of Japanese writing, also known as Shodo, with CultureALL Ambassador Daishin Eric McCabe.
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.
|Region/Culture||East Asia - Japan|
|Subject(s)||Language, Visual Art|
|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|