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Big Brush Mind

With Barbara Bash

July 12 - 14, 2019
A three-day immersion into the world of brush, ink and expressive handwriting. We will explore the ancient Chinese principles of heaven, earth and human - first in the making of a brushstroke with small brushes to ground and connect, then with large brushes and buckets of ink, creating spontaneous marks while held in ritual. The world of pictograms, big strokes, mapping a moment, letting our unique handwriting sing, being in improvised dialogue with our life, will all be investigated. An interest in visual language and movement is the only prerequisite. For more information check out this video of the Big Brush practice. Please note:…

Fall Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers

With Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 19 - 23, 2019
“Kado” means “The Way of Flowers” and began in China over 2300 years ago. In Japan it is known as "Ikebana" and is considered a refined art form that studies nature as it is. Join us as we learn to arrange flowers to cultivate appreciation for each moment.