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Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

SHO ARTWORKS

瑛春書道教室

Mami Japanese Calligraphy:Eishun

NOW AVAILABLE - Shu-Ha-Ri Calligraphy Program By Remote Learning

Official Launch April 1, 2020!  Register Today


Shu-Ha-Ri ("Japanese fundamental techniques of learning") 

  • A practical Japanese Calligraphy Program that is easy to follow. 
  • A complete set of Lessons and the flexibility to choose only the ones you want.
  • Study and practise in your own free time and from the privacy of your own home.
  • Structured so that you will see measurable growth and improvement and have success. 
  • Designed so that Calligraphers of all ages, abilities and interests will enjoy themselves.


Shu-Ha-Ri Remote Learning -

Unit 1

Lesson 1: "Kokoroe".

Preparation and line practice.

Using this simple and proven 3 step method. 

Step 1

Familiarizing you with the complete  "tools of the trade" ensemble and the basics of proper physical setup and mental preparation before starting is the focus for this lesson.  This then leads to learning and practising correct posture, free hand location, arm and wrist angling, and brush positioning in the tips of your fingers, all with the purpose of establishing correct habits and developing the muscle memory needed for making "good lines" from now and forever!!  View the prepared  video and follow the instructor's tutorial to familiarize yourself with these concepts.  When you feel you are ready contact your instructor and prepare to experience bringing brush, ink and rice paper in contact with each other for the first time! 


Step 2

As stated in Step 1 you are ready to experience bringing brush, ink and rice paper in contact with each other.  The goal for Step 2 is to lay the foundation for the student to have the ability to make good lines to the point where it practically feels like this ability was inherited.  This goal is achieved through a considerable amount of "line practice" structured using plenty of variations to cover the full scope and accelerate muscle memory.   View the prepared  video and follow the instructor's tutorial which will lead you through the entire catalogue of line practice exercises.  Practice them all on your own time.  When you feel you're ready take a photo of your work with a sample from each exercise and send it to your instructor by email for evaluation and pointers.


Step 3

To conclude this lesson you may now trade the line practice you were performing in Step 2 for the chance to practice an actual Kanji-character of your choice from the instructor's list for all important additional practice and to tie it all together.  For this exercise the Kanji-character choices will all be appropriately uncomplicated but it will still represent a significant step up nonetheless in comparison to the line practice.  The instructor will create a customized video just for you.  View the customized video and follow the instructor's tutorial.  Practice this on your own time.   When you feel you're ready take a photo of your piece and send it to your instructor by email for evaluation and pointers. 


Enjoy Japanese Calligraphy!


Shu-Ha-Ri Remote Learning -

Unit 1

Lesson 2:  "Learning Basic 8 stroke characters".

Using this simple and proven 3 step method.

Step 1

Stroke technique and stroke order is the focus for this lesson!  View the prepared  video and follow the instructor's tutorial to familiarize yourself with these two skills.  Practice them on your own time.  When you feel you're ready take a photo of your piece and send it to your instructor by email for evaluation and pointers.


Step 2

Now it's time to apply stroke technique and stroke order to a specific 8 stroke Kanji-character "永-Ei" which has the meaning "forever"!  View the prepared  video and follow the instructor's tutorial to memorize and feel the natural flow as you progress through all 8 strokes.  Practice this on your own time.  When you feel you're ready take a photo of your piece and send it to your instructor by email for evaluation and pointers.


Step 3

To conclude the lesson you now get to pick your own 8 stroke Kanji-character from the instructor's list for all important additional practice and to tie it all together.  The instructor will create a customized video just for you.  View the customized video and follow the instructor's tutorial.  Practice this on your own time.   When you feel you're ready take a photo of your piece and send it to your instructor by email for evaluation and pointers.


Adult and Youth Classes - Remote learning 

Step.1 


Each month I'll send the example of the piece we will be doing. I will send a password for the video based on your level and piece you would be doing.

Beginners welcome!



Step.2


Complete a rough draft of the piece and send a picture of your piece by email at the end of the week 

Step.3


Once I have given you feedback. You can create a final copy of the piece of the month


 CLASSES

Adult Class (day time) 

Once a month morning class. 
Relax and enjoy the art of Japanese Calligraphy!


Wednesday 1:00-2:15pm



Adult Class (Evening)


Learn the Basics of Japanese Calligraphy, Beginners welcome!

Teach in English and Japanese


This class is designed for students who want to improve their technique for Japanese Calligraphy.


also includes the opportunity to make a specific piece for entry in a future our art exhibition.

It include the chance to make their own stone seal/ stamp that they can then use  for your piece.

Beginners welcome! You can join anytime


Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm

Saturdays 2:00-3:15pm


            



Summer Camp 

Summer Camp 2020

at UA of the Arts “Japanese Arts” 

Registration started!




Born and raised in Kagoshima, Japan, Mami began her Japanese Calligraphy study at age 6 with Minami-nihon Syodo Kyoukai. In 2002, she received her Japanese Calligraphy Instructor (Shihan-Master) certification from Nihon Shuji Calligraphy, Tokyo, Japan, and established her art and calligraphy company “Sho Artworks” the same year.   "Eisyun Shodo-Kai" (瑛春書道会) after her alias, Eishun ( 雅号:瑛春).

Mami’s passion to pass on the culture of Japanese Calligraphy has prompted her to share her knowledge and expertise to diverse audiences (i.e. teachers, students, calligraphy lovers) in educational institutions and public events (i.e. Japanese Consulate-General of Japan, University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Japanese Language School, Calgary Buddhist Temple and Illuminasia at the Calgary Zoo).


 -Matsushita Museum Sponsorship South Kyushu black-and-white ink drawing exhibition winning prize

- Minami Nippon Jyoryu Art exhibition Oil painting winning prize  

-Nihon Syu-ji Japanese Calligraphy Association Kampo Prize 


-White brush Fellowship of Calligraphy Joint Exhibition (2018) 


-Calligraphy and Seal Arts Exhibition 


- Solo Exhibition in Kagoshima, Japan


- Solo Exhibition Steeps Tea house, Calgary 

2020 Japanese Calligraphy Kakizome Event at Calgary Japanese Culture Association on  


Japanese Cultures for Kid's - Japanese Calligraphy


2020 New Year’s Exhibition 

January 18-23 at the Calgary Chinese Community Centre 


Summer Camp 2020

at University Alberta of the Arts “Japanese Arts” 

Registration started!


https://www.auarts.ca/continuing-education/kids-courses/all-kids-summer-camp-courses


2019 Speing Festival Exhibition



Japanese Calligraphy Performance

at The Fernie Museum, Fernie BC 

GEISHA TO DIVA: THE KIMONO OF

ICHIMARU


Calgary Summer Omatsuri Festival

at the Max bell centre, Calgary :

https://calgaryjapanesefestival.com


Alberta Culture Day Calligraphy Exhibition

September 28,29 2019

Demonstration @ 1:00pm 


@ Calgary Chinese Culture Centre 

197 1 St SW Calgary AB 



Calgary Japanese Community Association - monument wall for founders 



Order Made / Request 




Meimei-syo 命名書

This is a Japanese tradition, write your baby's name to bring them good luck. 



Order made requests

Great gift idea.

 Choose your favourite word,

proverb or phrase!

Using the finest quality Japanese paper

and ink. 
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Event request

School sessions, events etc...
Feel free to contact



On-Line Class

オンラインクラス😃世界中どこからでも

大人、お子様対象。ご自分のペースでゆっくり学べます。

お習字を通して自分を知る、感じる、学ぶそういう機会になればと思います。

確認後、お手本画像と解説ビデオのパスワードを送ります(Vimeo)。各ステップにアドバイス、添削つき。

お気軽にご質問ください。


基本の線


基本の永字八法の各線を詳しく解説します。


永を書く

永の文字、書いてみましょう!どのぐらいで自分が満足できるか、自分を知る目安にもなるかなと思います。

好きな文字は何?

好きな一文字をリクエストください。合わせてお手本ビデオを作成します。


Japanese Calligraphy Classes

習字

お習字 子供クラス

Shodo Classes


(4月からオンライン授業が始まります、詳しい内容はご連絡ください。生徒募集中です)


Mainly for the kids who are comfortable speaking the Japanese Language.

+5years old.


日本習字教育財団を通しクラス展開をしております。(日本習字 カルガリー支部)

楽しく日本語の文字に親しめるクラスです。お習字を通しお子様の成長にお役立て頂けたらと思います。


週1回、1時間 お習字と硬筆 (級段取得可能)

年2回競書有り

展示会参加

*初回無料トライアル有り

5歳より

Mon. Wed. Thu. Sat.

4:00-5:00pm(Mon. Wed. and Thursday)

3:30-4:30pm(Sat.)

5:30-6:30pm ( Mon. and Wed.)



幼児アート+かきかたクラス

Kids Art and Kakikata


日本語にて楽しく絵やアート作品、鉛筆での文字書きを中心に進めるクラスですお子様のやる気と達成感を伸ばすお手伝いをいたします。

日本語の文字に触れる機会にもなります。ゆっくり、しっかり教えられるように少人数(定員2名)で教えます。 3ヶ月単位。


Mondays, Tuesdays 1:10-2:00p

Start from September 2020


One day Painting Class

ペインティングクラス

Mom and kid(s) painting class available. Please contact  

Also, adults, kids classes are available.


お部屋のインテリアになるキャンバスにお子様と絵を描いてみませんか?

お子様の年齢に合わせご提案します。

成人、子供のみのクラスも可能です。

お気軽に詳細お問い合わせください。

Adult Classes 大人クラス

(day or night time) 


2020年4、5、6月のクラスはオンラインにて進めます。

生徒は随時受け付けております。



お習字にて自分の時間を楽しみませんか?経験は問いません。生徒さんに合わせ指導いたします。


(Day time)月1 回 各60分 


Wednesday 1:00-2:15pm


(Night time) 月3回 各75分

Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm

Saturdays 2:00-3:15pm


Summer Camp サマーキャンプ


Summer Camp 2020

アルバータ美術大学 キッズサマーキャンプ

at University Alberta of the Arts “Japanese Arts” 

Registration started!


オーダーメイド作品、過去の作品販売、命名書、筆耕、イベント各種ワークショップ等お受けてします。お気軽にお問い合わせください。



雅号: 瑛春 6歳より書道を始め南日本書道協会、日本習字教育財団を経て書道師範免許取得。
造形芸術、油絵を専攻、南日本女流美術展入賞(1992)
南九州水墨画展入賞(2004) 日本習字 観峰賞多数
日本、海外でアートを学び2002年にカナダ、カルガリーにてSho Artworks設立。


日本とカルガリーでの個展も経験する。現地の教育機関、イベントでの書道デモンストレーション、ワークショップ、

プレゼンデーションなど(在カルガリー日本国領事館、資生堂、カルガリー大学、マウントロイヤル大学、CBE カルガリーパブリックスクール、カルガリー動物園、カルガリー日系会館他多数)今までの経験を生かし、たくさんの人に日本文化、書の楽しさを伝えられたらと活動中。


主な展示会

2020 Japanese Calligraphy Kakizome Event at Calgary Japanese Culture Association カルガリー日系会館書き初めイベント


Japanese Cultures for Kid's - Japanese Calligraphy

2020 New Year’s Exhibition 


2019 Calgary Japanese Community Association - monument wall for founders 日系会館創設者記念壁画書道文字担当


2019 Speing Festival Exhibition カルガリーチャイニーズ会館展示会


2019 Japanese Calligraphy Performance 

at The Fernie Museum, Fernie BC  ファーニーミュージアム


2017, 2018, 2019 Calgary Summer Omatsuri Festival 

at the Max bell centre, Calgary : カルガリー夏祭り 


Alberta Culture Day Calligraphy Exhibition 

アルバーターカルチャーデー展示会


2018 White brush Fellowship of Calligraphy Joint Exhibition 

合同書道作品展 カルガリー


2018 Calligraphy and Seal Arts Exhibition 

書道、篆刻 展示会 カルガリー


2004 Solo Exhibition Steeps Tea house, Calgary 

個展 スティープス カルガリー


2001  Solo Exhibition in Kagoshima, Japan

 個展 ”Roots" 東條画廊 鹿児島


CONTACT US


Kensington Area N.W. Calgary

✉︎shoartworks@icloud.com