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Draw Life Energy through Oriental Brush Flow – Online

Updated: Aug 31


- A deep dive into the beauty of calligraphy ligature in semi-cursive script through ideograph “Qi’’ (“”)


a 2-day online retreat with Yingge Xu & Matt Padwick

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 18 - 19th September, 2021

Time: 09.30am - 5.00pm (Irish time)





If you have already been introduced to East Asian Brush work and are looking to deepen your practice, this is a retreat for you.


During this two-day retreat we will complete a close study ideograph “Qi’’ (“”). As the best way to know an ideograph is to study its formal script, we will begin by reviewing and practising all the strokes and the brush sequence in its formal script, we will then bring our practice one step further - into the semi-cursive mystic brush dance!

On the second day, we will start with brush exercises of calligraphy ligature and then study semi-cursive script of the ideograph “Qi’’ (“”). At the very end of the retreat, we will level up further - join calligraphy strokes and the life energy as One and, hopefully, you will start to feel the flow in your field.


We will begin each session with simple movement and breathing exercises of Kum Nye (a yoga from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition) - suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels - which restores the body’s natural rhythms and calms the mind so we can be present and at ease for our brush journey.



Course Schedule

Same schedule for both Saturday & Sunday


09.30 - 10.00am: Welcome & Introduction

10.00 - 10.30am: Kum Nye & Meditation

10.30 - 11.15am: Brush Practice

11.15-11.30am: Tea Break

11.30 - 12.30am: Brush Practice


12.30 - 2.30pm: Lunch Break


2.30 - 3.00pm: Kum Nye & Meditation

3.00 - 3.45pm: Brush Practice

3.45 - 4.00pm: Tea Break

4.00 - 5.00pm: Brush Practice


Support for participants

  • This retreat will be hosted online through Zoom. Recording will be available for reviewing (for two weeks after the retreat).

  • Class notes will be sent out after the retreat to support your study.

  • An Online Q&A Session will be hosted in two weeks after the retreat to review and clarify.

Tools & Materials

There are some tools & materials that will be required for you to get the best of this retreat:

  • Chinese/Japanese ink brush

  • Black ink

  • Ink container

  • Normal A4 computer paper

  • Water jar

  • Magic Writing Mat (optional)

We offer a Beginner Ink Brush Set (worth 45 euro) which includes:

  • Chinese/Japanese ink brush

  • Black ink

  • Ink container

  • Magic Writing Mat

Note: Please contact info@artofthebrush.ie for the brush set availability (shipping fee may vary depending on your address).


Registration


Fee: €90




Enquiries: info@artofthebrush.ie


We look forward to seeing you on-line!