Introduction to Asian Brush Calligraphy

Class with Lois Yoshida

Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:00am – 4:00 pm

March 9 & 10, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

In this two-session class, students are introduced to Asian brush calligraphy, an ancient art form that evolved over 5,000 years ago and is the precursor to Asian brush and ink painting. Students will work with the traditional tools of bamboo brush and ink as they express Chinese characters in various calligraphic styles.

Lois Yoshida studied with master calligrapher Mary Shizuka Bottomley and renowned Northwest sumi-e master Fumiko Kimura. Her work is exhibited throughout the Northwest and internationally and can be found in private collections in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Maine.

Lois Yoshida, Mushin (state of no-mindness; a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything), 2016. Sumi on handmade paper. Image courtesy of artist.


Advance registration required. Due two weeks before the first day of course or class. To ensure registration, submit completed form and full payment. Space is limited. Registration confirmed by email or mailed receipt.

The Frye Art Museum reserves the right to cancel any course or class. If the Museum cancels a course or class, a full refund will be issued. If participant cancels enrollment more than two weeks prior to start date, a full refund will be issued, less a $25 processing fee. No refunds issued with less than two weeks’ notice. To cancel registration, call 206 432 8200 between 9 am–5 pm Monday–Friday.


Classes have additional fees for art supplies. Download the supply list for this class.


Continuing education credits and clock hours are available to educators through Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Payments for fees are paid directly to SPU online. Students will receive a link to register via email one week before the first day of class. The cost for Studio Class credits is $50 for 1 credit, $20 for 10 clock hours. Courses taken for credit or clock hours through SPU may not be repeated.