Brush Calligraphy: The Way of the Brush

with Susan O'Leary

January 26th

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  • $70 Program Price
Room: Shrine Hall

In this day-long workshop, we will follow the traditional way of learning brush calligraphy: copying the work of masters. Drawing on Kazuaki Tanahashi’s  Heart of the Brush, Susan will introduce several East Asian characters and demonstrate basic brush strokes. The workshop will end with a focused practice for awareness, repetition and creativity.

There are no prerequisites for this class. All are welcome.  Note that the class is limited to 12 people - please register early.

Cost: $70, all supplies will be provided. 


Susan O’Leary has studied calligraphy with Kazuaki Tanahashi since 2010.  She has exhibited her brush calligraphy in the last four Chicago Calligraphy Collective annual shows at the Newberry Library, and has assisted Kaz in his teaching of calligraphy at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the Taliesin School of Architecture, and here in Madison during his yearly workshops. She has been a member of Thich Nhat Hanh's Madison SnowFlower Sangha for 25 years.

Discounted registration available, please contact [email protected]