The Art of Japanese Calligraphy
JAPN 204-010/080: The Art of Japanese Calligraphy (Credits: 3)
This is an introductory course in the art of Shodo, Japanese calligraphy. Students will learn the esthetics and styles of traditional calligraphy through exposure to works done by masters and develop basic brush technique through rigorous practice. Once the rudimentary technique is mastered, students will move on to Japanese Kana poems, such as haiku and tanka, and Chinese Kanji poems. Abstract shodo is also explored.
Note: Students must purchase their own supplies.
Prerequisite(s): JAPN 105 or knowledge of Chinese characters.