For this workshop, Students initially learned what Sho-Do is & what materials are used to create it. The artist spoke very little English, so she had a friend translate her instructions to the students. They were asked to practice the basic elegance of drawing lines & then their names using Chinese characters. Even Students who considered themselves good draftsmen admitted to the high level of difficulty to manipulate the materials to do what they intended. As the students gained more control over the materials, the next step was for them to attempt to create original Chinese or English characters. This workshop was a rare opportunity to quickly understand the difficulty & sheer practice it would take to be a master of this art form. The critique had a very hopeful, respectful & positive feeling to it.
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Cornish College of the Arts