with Ms. Satomi China, our new regular calligraphy teacher and head of the Japan Calligraphy Washington DC West branch
When: Monday 2/25, 3/3, 3/11, 3/13, 3/18
Please note: because of President’s Day on 2/18, a make-up class has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 13
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Where: Japan-America Society of Washington DC
1819 L Street NW, B2, Washington DC 20036
Closest Metro stations: Farragut North and Farragut West
Tuition: (5 sessions) $150 for JASWDC Members / $175 for non-JASWDC Members
(Individual classes) $40 for JASWDC Members / $50 for non-JASW Members
Brushes, ink, and paper will be provided for classroom use only.
Deadline: Thursday, February 21, 2018 by 5:30 PM for 5-session package
For individual tickets, 5 pm the Thursday before the class
Payment MUST be received by this date. Limited seats available!
*Students should dress appropriately for class; do not wear clothes that might be damaged or smudged by the sumi ink. Students might wish to wear an old shirt, T-shirt, or artist’s smock.
*In case the class has 3 students or less, the class will not be offered and we will refund full amount.
Instructor: Ms. Satomi China
Satomi Shoko China started learning calligraphy at age four. Currently, she is the head of the Japan Calligraphy Washington DC West branch. Previously, she studied under Suichiku Emura, a designated national heritage calligraphy artist. In 1989 she received her pen name “Shoko (brilliant light)” from Harada Kanpou, the founder of Nihon Shuji. She began practicing her art in the Kanpou hall in NYC from 1996, and proposed an “opera calligraphy performance” through art therapy and music therapy. In addition to the Soho Puffin Gallery and NY Orensanz Museum, she guest appeared in numerous art shows in Japan and the US and received favourable reviews. She is currently concentrating her efforts on raising the next generation of artists and promulgating artistic cultural technique.