Hours of Operation:

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

SHO ARTWORKS

瑛春書道教室

Mami Japanese Calligraphy:Eishun

News


- Order made Japanese Calligraphy pieces

オーダーメイドにての書道作品お受けいたします。

郵送発送可能です。

-In person children’s classes starting September 8th 2020

New students welcome!

子供クラスは各クラス2名で

衛生に気を配り行っております。

セミプライベートクラスなのでお子様一人一人と向き合い充実したクラスとなっています。

5歳より受講可能です。


-Japanese  Calligraphy Lecture and Experience offered.

Suitable for G8(CBE) students who are studying Japanese In Social Studied


プライベートレッスンにて書道体験クラスを設けています。

CBE G8 対象に通常学校にて行なっているレクチャー体験ができます。


more info: shoartworks@icloud.com

お気軽にお問い合わせください





 

NOW AVAILABLE

 Eishun Calligraphy Program By Remote Learning


  • a practical Japanese Calligraphy Program that is easy to follow. 
  • a complete set of Lessons with the flexibility to choose only the ones you want.
  • set out so you can study & practise in your own free time & from the comfort of your home.
  • structured so that you will see measurable growth & improvement and have success. 
  • designed so that Calligraphers of all ages, abilities & interests will enjoy themselves.


Annual Membership Fee

$15 annual membership fee and then pay by the lesson


Eishun Remote Learning -

Unit 1

Lesson 1: 

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  Kanji-character "正”.    View the 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!


Eishun Remote Learning -

Unit 1

Lesson 2:  "Learning Basic 8 stroke characters".

Using this simple and proven 3 step method.

Step 1

two videos(Step1.1) (Step1.2)

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 the letter.  Practice them on your own time.  When you feel you're ready take a photo of your piece(lines) 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.


samples


  • Love
  • family
  • thank you
  • peaceful


if you wish to have a sample of a certain character contact to me via email.


Monthly Adult and Youth Classes - Remote Learning Program



Step.1 


At the start of the month your  instructor will send you the example character assigned for that month to your specified email address (based on your level).  Accompanying it will be the password for the related video for you to study that teaches you the stroke order and the stroke technique.  This video is designed to give you the best visual perspective possible and will prove to be a very powerful learning tool indeed!!  


Step.2


Time to enjoy Japanese Calligraphy and start your studying and practising!   Go at your own pace, in your own free time and from the privacy of your own home.  When you feel that you're ready, simply send your best piece to your instructor by email.  Your instructor will correct it and promptly provide constructive and encouraging feedback and advice in order that you can prepare your final piece.   

Step.3


To conclude the program it's time to incorporate the feedback and advice received from your instructor into your final study and practise time.  Build off the momentum you've gained and put everything into preparing that one final best piece that rises above all the others!  When you feel that you're ready, simply send your final piece to your instructor by email before the end of the month.  Your instructor will promptly grade your final piece and determine whether you're ready to move forward to a higher level next month.    


 CLASSES - IN STUDIO


Kids Class

Great Opportunity to learn Japanese Language and the culture!


Once a week, 4 times a month

(Teach in English and Japanese)

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays 

Thursdays 

                 


Adult Class (day time) 

(in person classes are not available due to Covid-19)

On line  available 

Relax and enjoy the art of Japanese Calligraphy!




Adult Class (Evening)

(In person classes are not available due to Covid-19)

Online teaching only

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



            



Summer Camp 

2days Summer Camp 2020


(2 people max, 1h30m per class)

@1:30-3:00

*Price all included materials


 ちょうちん: Making a Japanese lantern 

July 6.7 (Mon, Tue) Full

July 13.14 (Mon, Tue) Full


うちわ: Japanese ink painting, making a Japanese fan 

July 20,21 (Mon, Tue) Full

July 27.28(Mon. Tue) Full


ちょうちん: Making a Japanese lantern

Aug 5,6 (Wed. Thur) 1seat available 


染め: Tie die with natural ingredient: a bag 

Aug 10.11(Mon. Tue) Full 


ペインティング: Painting on canvas 

Aug 17.18 (Mon. Tue) Full





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 Spring 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.


お子様のお名前をここを込めてお書きします。
CAD$80~

Order made requests

Great gift idea.

 Choose your favourite word,

proverb or phrase!

Using the finest quality Japanese paper

and ink. 


​​リクエストにお答えして

文字書きいたします。

Event request

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


各種イベント、書道ワークショップ

お受けしています。


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。

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。


お手本のみ購入

お好きな文字をリクエストください



Japanese Calligraphy in Class

お教室にて


お習字 子供クラス


*2020年6月より 各クラス定員2名にて

月、 火、水、木曜日 

詳細はお問い合わせください。


週1回、1時間 お習字と硬筆 (級段取得可能)

レベルは問いません。漢字に馴染みのないお子様も対象クラスです。

*初回無料トライアル有り

5歳より




幼児アート+かきかたクラス

*Kids Art and  Kakikata classes

(2020年9月から12月のクラスはCovid-19による影響でお休みとします。)


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。



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9、10、11、12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



オーダーメイド作品、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(日本習字教育財団八段位取得、書写技能基礎講座 楷書、草書終了)
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。

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